Ray Bentley ESPN Net Worth, Salary, Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Career

Ray Bentley Biography

Ray Russell Bentley famous as Ray Bentley is a well known American former professional football linebacker, broadcaster and author.

Currently, Ray works as a football analyst for ESPN. His most recent book, titled “On The Mountain Of The Lord,” is currently available. With the Oakland Invaders and Michigan Panthers in the United States Football League, he played football professionally for his first three seasons.

Ray Bentley Net Worth

Bentley has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. He has acquired a large fortune for himself from his numerous sources of income as a professional football linebacker, broadcaster and author.

Ray Bentley Salary

Bentley receives a respectable wage from his job. He receives an average annual salary of $110 Thousand  which translates to a monthly salary of $9,166.

Year 2023 2024
Ray Bentley Salary $110 thousand $120 thousand
Ray Bentley Net Worth  $2 Million   $3 Million

Ray Bentley Age

Bentley was born on November 25, 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. As of 2023 he is 63 years old. On November 25, every year Ray celebrates his birthday. He holds an American nationality.

Ray Bentley Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Bentley stands proudly at a height of 6 feet 1 inches(1.85 cm), he exhibits an exquisite balance in his physique. Weighing approximately 76kg (167lbs), his body measurements are an enviable 34-28-38 centimeters.

Ray Bentley Parents

Bentley was born and raised by his caring father and mother in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We tried to learn more about his family, but were unsuccessful because no such information is available in the public.

Therefore, it is still unknown who his parents are. Furthermore, it is unknown if he has any siblings. Once the information is available, we will update this section.

Ray Bentley Wife

Bentley is a married man, but he is very secretive when it comes to his personal life. There is no information about the identity of his wife  as he prefers to keep it off the public eye. It is also not known whether they have children or not. However, the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

 Ray Bentley Education

Bentley embarked on a new chapter in his academic and athletic journey by enrolling at the prestigious University of Michigan. There, he became an integral part of the university’s football program as a linebacker, showcasing not only his intellectual prowess but also his athletic prowess on the field.

In the classroom, Bentley’s passion for knowledge led him to pursue a degree in English literature, a testament to his commitment to the arts and his desire to explore the world of literature and language.

Prior to his collegiate endeavors, Bentley had already received a solid foundation in primary and high school education, which undoubtedly played a significant role in shaping his academic and personal growth.

His time at the University of Michigan, marked by his dedication to both his studies and his athletic pursuits, undoubtedly laid the groundwork for his future accomplishments and his well-rounded perspective on life.

Ray Bentley Career

Football Player

With the Michigan Panthers and Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League, Bentley played his first three seasons of professional football.

Later, he signed with the Buffalo Bills, who he played for for six seasons, including the 1990s’ first two Super Bowl seasons. In 1992, the year that Bentley’s career with the Cincinnati Bengals came to an end, he set the franchise record for the longest fumble return touchdown (75 yards).

Broadcasting Career

Bentley performed play-by-play and color commentary for the NFL on Fox broadcast team for four years, from 1998 to 2001. He left Fox to become the head coach and general manager of the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League, where he served for two years before resigning.

Bentley has worked as a color commentator for ESPN since 2003. He previously worked with play-by-play man Bob Papa on NBC’s coverage of the Arena Football League from 2003 to 2006. Bentley rejoined the Buffalo Bills in 2007 and continues to serve in this capacity for the team’s preseason television games. He also serves on the USFL’s revival’s advisory board.

Bentley was a radio host on 107.3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 2009 to 2016. He coached the linebackers for the Grandville Bulldogs in 2012. For the time being, Ray is the defensive coordinator for the Byron Center Bulldogs high school team.


Bentley is the author of a series of children’s books about the character of Darby the Dinosaur

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