Joe Theismann, 2020 Host
Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. As a 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played in 163 consecutive games from 1974 to 1985 and holds the Redskin record for passing yards, completions and attempts. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and led the Redskins to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. He spent decades working for ESPN on their NFL broadcasts. Today, he oversees a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant that bears his name. This will be Joe’s fifth year as Host of Virginia Vine.
Jay Bilas, 2020 Featured Guest
Jay Bilas, a graduate of Duke University, was a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team under Mike Krzyzewski from 1982-1986 and was a member of the 1986 ACC Championship team and the 1986 NCAA Championship team. Following his college career, Bilas was drafted by the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and played professionally overseas in Italy and Spain. In 1990, Bilas returned to Duke as an assistant coach under Krzyzewski while earning his law degree from Duke. During his time as an assistant coach, Duke won back-to-back National Championships in 1991 and 1992. Bilas is a four-time Emmy nominee, a three-time best analyst in college basketball and a New York Times bestselling author of Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court.