Jim Irsay is an American businessman and the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, a professional football team in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on June 13, 1959, in Lincolnwood, Illinois, and grew up in a family with a strong football heritage. His father, Robert Irsay, was the owner of the Baltimore Colts before he moved the team to Indianapolis in 1984. Get all of the latest Jim Irsay news here!
After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a degree in broadcast journalism, Irsay worked for the Colts in various roles, including equipment manager and general manager. In 1997, he became the team’s owner following the death of his father.
Under Irsay’s leadership, the Colts have had a great deal of success, including winning Super Bowl XLI in 2007. He is known for his dedication to the team and his passion for football, often attending practices and games and interacting with players and coaches.
In addition to his work with the Colts, Irsay is also involved in various philanthropic endeavors, including supporting charities related to music education and addiction recovery. He is a collector of musical instruments and has been known to play guitar and sing in public.
Irsay has had his share of personal struggles, including a battle with addiction that he has been open about in the media. Despite these challenges, he has remained committed to his family, his team, and his community, and continues to be a prominent figure in the world of professional football.