Is the Kurt Warner, who hosts “The Moment,” the former pro football player?
—Kris Escovedo, Laredo, Texas
Yes, Warner, 41, is the former NFL star and Super Bowl MVP, who announced his retirement from the game in January 2010. Because of his personal rags-to-riches story, Warner was considered the perfect person to host “The Moment,” which gives contestants a second chance to reclaim the career dreams that they put on hold when life intervened.
Warner, who played football for the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, was undrafted by a NFL team upon graduation and went on to play in the Arena Football League for three years before he finally got his shot at the big time when he was signed by the St. Louis Rams. In his second year with the team, Warner led the Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV and was named MVP of the game.
Since retiring from football, the Burlington, Iowa-born athlete has competed on “Dancing With the Stars,” co-authored “First Things First: The Rules of Being a Warner” with wife Brenda, continues the work of his First Things First Foundation, which he created in 2001, and works as an NFL analyst.
The father of seven says, “I love the situation I’m in right now and the schedule. It provides me [time] to be able to watch my kids grow up, yet still stay involved in the game. I could see myself doing more color in the future—I love being able to analyze game by game and share the stories with the players.”