Host, NFL Network
Host, NFL Network
Jamie Dukes, a 10-year NFL offensive guard, serves as an analyst for NFL Network.Dukes can be seen on NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Scoreboard, alongside Paul Burmeister and Tom Waddle. Dukes is also a regular contributor to NFL.com, offering opinions on the latest topics in the NFL. During NFL Network's Thursday Night Football schedule, Dukes, Paul Burmeister and Bucky Brooks can be seen providing complementary coverage on NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football, providing "live look-ins" of the game, highlights and instant analysis of each matchup from NFL Network's Los Angeles studios. As a champion in the fight against both adult and childhood obesity, Dukes founded the Put Up Your Dukes Foundation in 2009, working to bring awareness to the battle against obesity and encouraging the adoption healthy lifestyles among American families. In March 2009, Dukes, along with Falcons owner Arthur Blank and other current NFL players partnered with U.S. Senator Representatives to reintroduce the Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act (FIT Kids Act). The FIT Kids Act works to combat childhood obesity by strengthening physical education programs throughout the country. Dukes is also a strong supporter of NFL Network's Keep Gym In School initiative, which works to provide funding and support of physical education programs in schools nationwide. In addition, Dukes has partnered with Ethicon Endo Surgery to fight obesity and currently is a national spokesperson for the REALIZE© Adjustable Gastric Band. In July 2008, Dukes had bariatric surgery to address issues with obesity post-career and, in partnership with EES, works to help other retired player who are battling post-career obesity. While playing for Florida State from 1982 to 1985, Dukes was a four-time All-American offensive guard and was inducted into the Seminole Hall of Fame in 1991. As a senior, Dukes received almost every All-American honor available including Walter Camp, Football Writers, UPI, AP, Football News and NCAA Consensus awards. Following his illustrious career with Florida State, Dukes signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent in 1986 and made the transition from guard to center. Dukes spent 10 years in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals before retiring due to a knee injury following the 1995 season. Dukes is a former host of Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast's Sportsnite and also worked alongside Christopher Rude and Perry Laurentino on 680 The Fan during the morning drive show "The Rude Awakening."