Petros Papadakis

College Football Analyst

Petros Papadakis is a college football analyst for FOX Sports. He has been with the network since 2004 when he served as a game analyst for FOX Sports Networks.


Papadakis joined FOX Sports in 2004 as a game analyst for the Pac-10 Game of the Week on FSN, a role he held through the 2010 season. He also called the California State High School Bowl Championships for FSN West from 2006-10 and hosted the Sunday night program “The Challenge” on KNBC in Los Angeles beginning in 2007. In 2011 and 2012, Papadakis took on the newly created role of sideline analyst for college football games on FOX and FSN. In 2013, with the launch of FS1, Papadakis moved to the studio as an analyst on the network’s college football pregame, halftime and postgame shows, while also calling Thursday night games on FS1. Papadakis continues to host the successful “Petros and Money Show” on 570 AM in Los Angeles, and in 2013 was nominated for the prestigious Marconi Award recognizing the National Radio Personality of the Year.


Papadakis was a tailback at the University of Southern California from 1997-2000, where, as a senior, he was the team’s leading captain and touchdown-scorer and also was named USC’s Most Inspirational Player. His father, John, and older brother, Taso, played linebacker for the Trojans, and his grandfather played basketball at USC.


Graduated from USC in 2001 with bachelor’s degree in English literature … married to wife, Dayna, and has one son, Fletcher … Was the original host of Spike TV’s “Pros vs. Joes,” had a guest role on the CBS hit series “CSI: New York” and has been featured on VHI’s “I Love the 90s” and ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” … Resides in Los Angeles.

Petros Papadakis Bio (2 MB, last updated December 2016)