After blowing viewers away earlier this year hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live Drake has been tapped by ESPN to host their annual ESPY awards. “Started from the bottom, now … @Drake’s HOSTING THE 2014 ESPYS! RT if you’re excited to see him take the stage,” the ESPYs official Twitter handle tweeted.
Drake has been a huge sports fan lately, name dropping college football and basketball stars Johnny Manziel and Andrew Wiggins in his new single, Draft Day. He was also the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team biggest fan and was called upon to pump up the team before their national championship game versus University of Connecticut. It might not have been enough because UConn went on to defeat Kentucky.
Drake appreciated the ESPY’s pick for this year’s ceremony.
“Honored to be this year’s @ESPYS host @espn 7.16.2014 #ESPYS #NWTS,” he tweeted on Wednesday.