Since 2016, Deuce McAllister has served as the color analyst on New Orleans Saints radio broadcasts for WWL. He’s also been a Saints analyst for WVUE FOX 8 News since 2018.

Now, McAllister is getting an even larger broadcasting opportunity for the 2021 season.

According to Michael Katz of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, McAllister has been hired by ESPN to work as a college football analyst and will be calling games for the SEC Network. McAllister won’t be on the call for a Week 1 game, but he will join the mix later in the season.

McAllister has roots in the SEC, having played at Ole Miss from 1997-2000. He rushed for 3,181 yards and scored 41 total touchdowns in 44 games with the Rebels. He was also a first-team All-SEC selection as a junior in 1999.

After his college career, McAllister went on to get selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and he spent his entire eight-year NFL career in New Orleans.

So McAllister, now 42, has plenty of football knowledge that he’ll be bringing to SEC Network broadcasts this fall, as he becomes the latest former player to be hired by ESPN.