"Drake is an unbelievably talented entertainer who truly has a passion for sports," said Connor Schell, vice president, ESPN Films and Original Entertainment, who oversees the ESPYS. "We are thrilled to have him to host this year's show,"
This announcement follows Drake's well-received SNL episode in January, where he doubled as the host and musical guest.
"This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions-sports and performing," said Drake.
The 2014 ESPYS air Wednesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.