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Petros Papadakis Biography
Petros Papadakis is an American television and radio personality born on 16 June 1977 in United States.
He is the co-host of the Petros and Money Show on Fox Sports Radio (FSN). Petros is also a former tailback and team captain for the University of Southern California Trojans football team.
He is also the self-proclaimed “captain of the worst team in USC history.”
Petros Papadakis Age
Papadakis was born on June 16, 1977 in United States. He is 41 years old as of 2019.
Petros Papadakis Family
Papadakis was born to John (Yiannis), and his brother, Taso and both played football at USC. Petros’ maternal grandfather, Dr. Ernest Schultz, played basketball for the Trojans. His younger brother Demetrius walked on to crosstown rival UCLA’s football team and was a member of the 2008 team in spte of the family’s close ties to USC.
He planned to play football for the UCLA Bruins but the Bruins lost interest in recruiting him and canceled his visit to campus.
Petros Papadakis (right) and Matt Smith (left)
Petros Papadakis Wife
Papadakis married Dayna Zapke-Papadakis on 25 June 2009. The couple has two children together: a son Flecher born June 2012 and a daughter.
Petros Papadakis Football
He started his college career at the University of California, Berkeley. Papadakis left the Cal Fall football training camp, undetected, in the middle of the night and hitchhiked back to Los Angeles after being homesick after one week.
While he was playing for University of Southern California and he scored 16 touchdowns.
Petros Papadakis Usc
Petros was named USC’s team captain in 1999 and 2000. Papadakis broke his foot in August 1999, requiring several operations that caused him to miss that season.
After months of rehabilitation, he returned in 2000 and his teammates honored the accomplishment, they voted Papadakis that season’s “Most Inspirational Player.”
Papadakis played in the 18998 Sun Bowl during his university football career. Then, the team lost to Texas Christian University, scoring a touchdown during this game. His first experience of broadcasting occurred when he was a tailback for the USC football team, where he became a popular interviewee among media in Los Angeles.
Petros Papadakis Television
Petros continued broadcasting on FSN, and took employment as a sideline reporter for FSN’s High School Game of the Week in 2002 and 2003. He then became the host of the USC Magazine Show on FSN.
Fox Sports Net hired him to comment on national Pac-10 games alongside Barry Tompkins in 2004. Papadakis had no booth experience when FSN named him its top color analyst.
He hosted Pros vs Joes on Spike TV for three seasons. The network announced it would replace Papadakis with former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan for the show’s fourth season in late 2008.
Petros called a number of games as part of the California State High School Bowl Championship game on FSN from 2006 to 2010. Petros appeared on KNBC Channel 4 as Fred Roggin’s co-host on The Challenge in the autumn of 2007, which followed NBC’s Football Night in America on Sunday evenings.
Papadakis continued on the show since then, recently completing his 11th season on the show with Roggin. He has been featured on several television networks including KTLA, VH-1, GSN, ESPN and E! Papadakis guest starred on the CBS hit series CSI: NY, where he played a sports talk radio host in 2005. He also starred in the T.V. reality show Dennis Finds a Husband. He provides analysis for Fox Sports on their college football telecasts as well as FS1’s Fox Sports Live studio show.
Petros Papadakis Radio
Petros first regular radio experience came in 1998 while he was a junior tailback at USC. He began working on radio in addition to his TV duties in the summer of 2001. He also co-hosted the weekly USC Insider with Pete Arbogast on the now defunct station KMPC-1540 AM, called “The Ticket”.
He was the sideline reporter for USC games in 2002 and 2003. In January 2003, he hosted the “Bonus Hour”. With Papadakis, he co-hosted a show from 9-to-10am on weekdays. He also became became and remains a regular guest on the Kevin and Bean morning show on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles.
The Petros Papadakis Show began on KMPC in January 2004. The show was
produced by Craig Larson and featured Cornelius(CORN DOGG) Edwards and traffic reporter Sabina Mora. Vieira became the show’s producer in June 2005.
“The Petros Papadakis Show” was known for Papadakis’s musical parodies such as “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit da Clippers)” and “I Love Yee Doyers” (I Love the Dodgers). Petros was also known for his “Pop Culture Report”, reporting the news of young celebrities in Hollywood.
He resigned from his position at 1540 The Ticket in October 2006 to concentrate on his television broadcasting. KMPC laid off most of its remaining local employees within a month of resignation. He returned on January 8, 2007 to AM radio with an afternoon sports program on KLAC, on 570 kHz, a Los Angeles-based station, co-hosting the Petros and Money Show with Matt “Money” Smith. The show was nationally syndicated because of a merger between Fox Sports Radio and KLAC two years later.
The network then carried the program nationwide until January 2014, when it was dropped from the national network, but remained as a local show.
Petros Papadakis Salary | Petros Papadakis Net Worth
Petros has had a successful career in football and journalism. His salary and net worth ere however not revealed.