Erin Andrews: Sideline Beauty Is Jack of All Trades

Joseph HealyCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2011

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 04:  Reporter Erin Andrews attends the 'ZigTech Cowboy Up Challenge' hosted by Reebok as MMA champion Randy Couture rides a mechanical bull on February 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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ESPN has produced few breakout stars in recent years that have shined as brightly as Erin Andrews, easily their most popular and most well-known sideline reporter for college football coverage.

The draw to Andrews is obvious. For starters, she's beautiful and she knows her college football. Fans looking for the total package of sideline reporters get it with Andrews. You learn from watching her and she is easy on the eyes as well.

She is far from a one-trick pony, however.

She actually got her start with the network in 2004 working as a reporter for their hockey coverage. She has also worked on college basketball, Little League World Series, Great Outdoor Games and Major League Baseball.

In 2010, she branched out even more as she became a correspondent on ABC's Good Morning America and she was a contestant on the tenth season of Dancing With the Stars. Not only did she compete, she finished third.

Her solid performance on the show shouldn't be a surprise. While attending the University of Florida, Andrews was on the Gators' dance team, the Gator Dazzlers.

The world is Andrews' oyster at this point. She should demand every dollar that she can get out of ESPN in her next contract because she is going to be a hot commodity. She has succeeded at everything she has done and there's no reason to believe that won't continue no matter where she lands.

Andrews is so much more than a pretty face. She is a hard working, driven, knowledgeable reporter that should be considered among the best in the business.