Bob Griese Named Chairman Of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Board Of Advisors

May 13, 2010

Tampa, FLMoffitt Cancer Center has named ABC/ESPN football analyst Bob Griese chairman of Moffitt’s national Board of Advisors. Griese will fill the role held by veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson since 2003. Donaldson, who is stepping down from the post, will remain on the board composed of nationally known members that serve as Moffitt advocates and share its mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Griese, known as the “Thinking Man’s Quarterback” during his brilliant 14-year career with the Miami Dolphins (1967 to 1980), was a two-time All American at Purdue, was voted the All-Time Quarterback for Purdue’s first 100 years, and was named to the inaugural class of the Boilermakers Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame.

Now in his 29th year of broadcasting and his 24th year as an expert commentator on ABC/ESPN’s coverage of college football, Griese also serves as a board member of the Don Shula Foundation and as a senior member of the Orange Bowl Committee.

Griese and his son, Brian, a retired NFL quarterback and also a member of Moffitt’s Board of Advisors, co-authored, along with Jim Denney, the book “Undefeated.” It is a biographical account of triumph over great odds, both on the field and off, after their wife/mother died of cancer in 1988, when Brian was 12.

Remarried in 1994, Bob Griese and his wife, Shay Whitney Griese, live in Jupiter.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.