On Wednesday (March 8), NFL on ESPN posted a video to Twitter of retired NFL quarterback and outspoken Christian Dan Orlovsky sharing about the most inspiring woman in his life in honor of International Women’s Day.
“Unquestionably my beautiful wife Tiffany,” Orlovsky said.
Orlovsky spent 12 years in the league with five different teams before joining the ESPN team as an analyst in May 2022.
International Women’s Day is a global holiday that has been celebrated since 1914.
Orlovsky met his wife during the end of his NFL rookie year. The two got married a few years later. Shortly following, they had triplet sons and later a daughter.
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“The next seven years playing in the NFL, we lived in like five different cities, seven different houses,” Orlovsky explained. Despite the difficulty of those moves, Orlovsky remembered his wife telling him, “Dan, this is your dream. This is your goal. I’ll follow you wherever that takes you.”
“That selflessness has always inspired me.”@danorlovsky7 on the most inspiring woman in his life ❤️ #internationalwomensday pic.twitter.com/pbozqbdNHt
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 8, 2023
The former NFL quarterback expressed that he knows constant moves aren’t “totally independent of the NFL” and that other careers and circumstances cause families to uproot their families. “But it’s very challenging for a wife to have to constantly move around, make new friends, and try to settle in.”
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Even after retiring from the NFL, his new job as an ESPN analyst forced the family to move away from his wife’s family in the Philadelphia area to Connecticut.
“That selflessness has always inspired me, and I’ve been incredibly thankful for that,” Orlovsky said. “For that reason, and for her constant, selfless love of allowing me to chase the things that were so important to me, she inspires me the most every day and I love her even more for it.”
Earlier this year, Orlvosky put his faith on display when he spontaneously prayed for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest while playing against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 2, during an episode of NFL Live.