Drake has been named the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards. The annual sports awards show will air live from L.A. on ESPN on July 16th.

Drizzy says, “This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions -- sports and performing.” And the show's executive producer, Maura Mandt, adds, “Drake’s charisma, energy and fearlessness come across whether he’s performing music, acting or doing comedy.  We are all in for an unforgettable program."

Last year's host was Mad Men star Jon Hamm.

TeeRoy's 2 Cents:

  • Gonna be a lot of athletes for Drake to hug at the ESPYs.
  • Drake did a great job on Saturday Night Live, so this might be a good look. 
  • You know Shabazz Napier is going to be up for an award.