Michael Strahan

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Michael Strahan
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Strahan in 2022
No. 92
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1971-11-21) November 21, 1971 (age 51)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Westbury (Houston, Texas)
College: Texas Southern (1989–1992)
NFL Draft: 1993  / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL records
  • Most sacks in a season: 22.5 (tied with T. J. Watt)
  • Most seasons leading league in sacks: 2 (tied)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:854
Sacks:141.5
Interceptions:4
Forced fumbles:24
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Michael T. Strahan ( /ˈstrhæn/ STRAY-han; born November 21, 1971) [1] is an American television personality, journalist, and former professional football player. He played his entire 15-year professional career as a defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League. A dominant pass rusher, Strahan is currently tied with T. J. Watt for the most NFL single-season quarterback sacks, and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII over the New England Patriots in his final season in 2007.

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Since retiring from the NFL, he has become a media personality, appearing as a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday , and later serving as a co-host of ABC's Good Morning America as well as Live! with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa from 2012 to 2016, for which he won two Daytime Emmy Awards, plus guest appearances on game shows and other programs. In 2014, he became a regular contributor on Good Morning America, and in 2016 the network announced that Strahan would be leaving Live! to join GMA full-time. He also hosts the current incarnation of the Pyramid game show for ABC.

Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014, and does charity work that benefits youth and community development, among other causes.

Early life

Strahan was born in Houston. The youngest of six children, he is the son of Louise (Traylor) Strahan, a basketball coach, and Gene Willie Strahan, a retired Army Major and a boxer with a 1–1 record against future heavyweight Ken Norton. [2] He is the nephew of retired NFL defensive lineman Art Strahan. When Strahan was 9, his family moved to Army post BFV (Benjamin Franklin Village) in Mannheim, West Germany. [3] Although Strahan did not begin to play high school football at Westbury High School until his senior year, he did play organized football at Mannheim American High School (MAHS), a US Department of Defense Dependent High School, in Käfertal (Mannheim), playing linebacker for the Mannheim Bison in 1985. [4]

The summer before Strahan's senior year of high school, his father sent him to live with his uncle Art in Houston so he could attend Westbury High School. Strahan played one season of football, which was enough for him to get a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University. Strahan graduated from Texas Southern University in 1993 and entered the National Football League.

College career

Strahan followed in the footsteps of his uncle Art, who also played defensive end at Texas Southern University. Strahan was so dominant he drew double teams, and TSU coaches dubbed Strahan double teaming "Strahan rules". [5] By his junior season, Strahan began to turn himself into an NFL prospect. [6] As a senior with the Texas Southern Tigers, Strahan was selected All-America first-team by The Poor Man's Guide to the NFL Draft, The Sheridan Network, Edd Hayes Black College Sports Report and the Associated Press. He recorded 68 tackles with a school-record 19 quarterback sacks and 32 tackles totaling 142 yards in losses. He was also selected Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year by The Poor Man's Guide and Edd Hayes Black College Sports Report. In 1992, he was named First-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the SWAC's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He was also named Black College Defensive Player of the Year. As a junior in 1991, Strahan led the SWAC with 14.5 quarterback sacks. His 41.5 career sacks is a Texas Southern record. [7] He was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. [8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeightArm lengthHand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+14 in
(1.94 m)
252 lb
(114 kg)
34+12 in
(0.88 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
4.94 s1.65 s2.83 s4.47 s32.5 in
(0.83 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine [9]

Early career

Strahan was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993. He played in only six games due to injuries, and missed the Giants' two playoff games that season. After a few unremarkable seasons, Strahan had a breakout season in 1997, recording 14 sacks. He was voted into his first Pro Bowl and was also named First-team All-Pro by the Associated Press. In 1998, Strahan continued his success, racking up 15 sacks and being voted into his second Pro-Bowl and All-Pro team. In Week 8 of the 1999 season, Strahan returned an interception 44 yards for a game-winning overtime touchdown in a 23–17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. [10]

Middle career

Strahan was a member of the 2000 Giants and participated in their playoff run to Super Bowl XXXV. Despite coming off a strong NFC Championship Game, where the Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings 41–0, the Baltimore Ravens proved too strong for the Giants and they were handily defeated by a score of 34–7. In 2002, Strahan and the Giants negotiated on a new contract. He said the team failed to negotiate after he turned down its first contract proposal. He accused the front office of not trying to be competitive in 2002. Four days later, running back Tiki Barber ripped him for being selfish and greedy. The two had a heated phone conversation that night, and Strahan said they no longer speak. It also surfaced in the spring that the Giants explored trading Strahan, after which he suggested that management had orchestrated the contract flap to make him look bad. The team denied that. [11]

Few defensive ends in the NFL were more dominant than Strahan from 1997 to 2005. He was named the 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year (in 2001 and 2003). Throughout the greater part of the 2004 season, Strahan was injured with a torn pectoral muscle, which limited him to only four sacks. He rebounded in 2005, returning to the Pro Bowl, with his protégé, Osi Umenyiora, as the two combined for 26 sacks while anchoring the Giants' defense. Strahan was considered by many coaches, peers, and experts as the standard, and best at his position during the prime of his career (1997–2005). He was also regarded as one of if not the best defensive end ever at defending the run, which made people and peers view him as a complete defensive end.[ according to whom? ]

2001: Record set for sacks in a single season

In the 2001 season, Strahan set the NFL record for sacks in a single season with 22.5, the highest tally since it was made an official statistic in 1982, breaking New York Jet Mark Gastineau's total of 22. In the final game of the season on January 6, 2002, with Strahan coming free, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre slid down and Strahan fell on top of Favre for an easy sack. After the play, during the ensuing celebration, many of the Giants' defensive players patted Favre on the helmet. At least one observer accused Favre of deliberately falling to ensure that Strahan would get the record. [12] However, Packers right tackle Mark Tauscher claimed it was just a bad play and "we wanted to avoid that sack." [13]

Later career

On October 23, 2006, with a sack on Drew Bledsoe in a Monday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Strahan tied Lawrence Taylor for the Giants franchise record for most career sacks with 13212 (this total does not include 912 sacks accrued by Taylor in his rookie season of 1981, the year before sacks became an official NFL statistic). It was the last sack Strahan would get that season, as two weeks later he suffered a Lisfranc fracture against the Houston Texans and would miss the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

It seemed as though Strahan would retire after the 2006 season when he did not report to Giants training camp and missed the entire preseason, but the 14-year veteran opted to return for one final year. His 15th and final season proved to be the Giants' first championship since 1990. On September 30, 2007, he sacked Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, increasing his career total to 133.5, setting a new franchise record. On Sunday, February 3, 2008, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Strahan had two tackles and one sack in Super Bowl XLII, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in NFL history. Bolstered by a strong defense and unrelenting pass rush, the Giants went on to win the game 17–14, over the then-undefeated 18–0 New England Patriots, giving Strahan a Super Bowl win. His saying was "Stomp you out!"

On June 9, 2008, Strahan retired from the NFL. [14]

Strahan retired with 141.5 career sacks (fifth all-time when he retired), 854 career tackles, four career interceptions, 24 forced fumbles and three career touchdowns in 200 games over a 15-year career (through the 2007 season). He was also named to the Pro Bowl roster seven times.

On February 2, 2013, Strahan failed to get voted into The Pro Football Hall of Fame; [15] 2013 was his first year of eligibility.

Super Bowl XLVIII, played in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was dedicated to Strahan upon his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Strahan performed the ceremonial coin toss, accompanied by the other members of that year's PFHOF class. Strahan also commented on the trophy presentation for Fox, since Terry Bradshaw (who had commented on the trophy presentations for Fox's previous Super Bowl broadcasts) was mourning the death of his father. On November 3, 2014, he was presented his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the New York Giants-Indianapolis Colts game by the Giants. In attendance were 100 former Giants players as well as former teammates of Strahan's.

On November 28, 2021, the Giants retired his number 92 at halftime of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles. [16]

Spaceflight

Strahan flew into space on December 11, 2021 aboard Blue Origin NS-19. [17] At 6'5", he became the tallest person to fly in space. [18]

NFL career statistics

Legend
NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Won the Super Bowl
NFL record
Led the league
BoldCareer high

Regular season

YearTeamGPTacklesFumblesInterceptions
CmbSoloAstSckFFFRYdsIntYdsAvgLngTDPD
1993 NYG 93121.0000000.0000
1994 NYG 153825134.5100000.0000
1995 NYG 155848107.530025628.05605
1996 NYG 166252105.0100000.0003
1997 NYG 1668462214.0210000.0002
1998 NYG 1667531415.020012424.02414
1999 NYG 166041195.502014444.04413
2000 NYG 166650169.5040000.0004
2001 NYG 1673601322.5610000.0002
2002 NYG 1670551511.0310000.0002
2003 NYG 1676611518.5310000.0005
2004 NYG 83424104.0130000.0000
2005 NYG 1681592211.5110000.0002
2006 NYG 93828103.0000000.0002
2007 NYG 165745129.0110000.0002
Career216854651203141.524150412431.056236
Source: [19]

Awards and honors

In media

Fox NFL

Strahan (center) with his Fox NFL Sunday co-hosts and the United States Air Force at the Bagram Airfield in 2009 Fox NFL Sunday team at Bagram Airfield 2009-11-07 2.JPG
Strahan (center) with his Fox NFL Sunday co-hosts and the United States Air Force at the Bagram Airfield in 2009

On June 24, 2008, it was announced that Strahan would be joining the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show, alongside host Curt Menefee and analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Jimmy Johnson. [20]

When Fox acquired the rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football in 2018, it was decided to have Strahan host the Fox NFL Thursday pregame show, along with Bradshaw and Long. Fox NFL Thursday is televised live from New York City instead of from the Fox NFL Sunday studios in Los Angeles so it can accommodate Strahan's other live shows (see below), since a coast-to-coast commute on a Thursday night/early Friday morning would be impractical. [21]

Live! and Good Morning America

On October 1, 2010, Strahan co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly as a guest host with Kelly Ripa for the first time when Regis Philbin was absent on the show. [22] Philbin left in November 2011, leaving an empty spot. After twenty guest appearances over two years, Strahan was selected as Kelly Ripa's new co-host on September 4, 2012, marking his first official day on the rechristened syndicated talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael . Ratings instantly surged, impressively generating year-over-year time slot gains across all key demographics, towering over its nearest competition, the fourth hour of NBC's Today , by 87 percent. [23] On April 19, 2016, ABC announced that Strahan would be leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael to begin working full-time on Good Morning America . [24] Strahan together with co-host Ripa won a Daytime Emmy twice for "Outstanding Talk Show Host" during his tenure on the show.

In 2018, Strahan began co-hosting a daytime talk show spin-off of Good Morning America, originally titled GMA Day, alongside Sara Haines. [25] In January 2019, the program was retitled Strahan and Sara, [26] then finally Strahan, Sara and Keke in August 2019, to coincide with the addition of actress Keke Palmer. [27] The show was put on hiatus in March 2020 due to ABC News coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was officially cancelled in the fall of that year.

The $100,000 Pyramid

In 2016, ABC announced that Strahan would be hosting a summer revival of The $100,000 Pyramid , which would air on Sunday nights along with the Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud and the Alec Baldwin-hosted Match Game as part of a "Sunday Fun & Games" lineup. Strahan said that Pyramid was one of his favorite game shows growing up. [28] The series has since been renewed for six seasons. [29] Pyramid did not air in the summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. [30]

Other media

Collection by Michael Strahan

On September 8, 2015, Strahan launched a men's clothing line exclusively through J. C. Penney. It Includes suits, collared shirts, belts, ties, cufflinks, suspenders, and other accessories. [42]

Personal life

His uncle, Art Strahan, played as a defensive lineman for the Houston Oilers (1965) and Atlanta Falcons (1968). [43] In an episode of Finding Your Roots , it was revealed to Strahan that he has Anglo-Saxon ancestry that traces directly to Charlemagne, who is his 39-great-grandfather (Season 5, Episode 5). [44]

He was married to his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, from 1992 to 1996. [1] She is an American businesswoman, Wanda Home Designs Owner, Interior Designer, and Decorator. [45] They have a daughter, Tanita Strahan, and a son, Michael Anthony Strahan Jr. [46] Strahan moved them to the U.S. and purchased a $163,000 house in the same Houston neighborhood where his parents live. [47]

In 1999, Strahan married Jean Muggli after meeting her at a spa. [48] They have twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, [46] born December 2004. [49] As of 2004, Strahan lives in Manhattan's Upper West Side. [50] Strahan and Muggli finalized their acrimonious divorce on July 20, 2006. [49] In January 2007, Judge James B. Convery awarded Muggli $15 million in a divorce settlement [51] in addition to $18,000 monthly child support. [52] Strahan appealed. In March 2007, the court ordered the Montclair, New Jersey mansion to be auctioned and the sales money split evenly; [53] the house was valued at $3.6 million. [54]

In August 2009, Strahan became engaged to Nicole Mitchell, Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, [55] but the two ended their engagement in 2014. [56] In June 2011, Strahan filmed a commercial supporting legalizing same-sex marriage in New York. [57] [58]

Philanthropy

In 2002, Strahan had a multimillion-dollar restoration and renovation done [59] on Georgian Heights. The turn-of-the-19th-century mansion is located on 2.3 acres of mountainside property and boasts sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Over thirty renowned New York and New Jersey interior and landscape designers will showcase their creative talents.The home was built in 1906 at 99 Lloyd Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey. It is a red brick house with a carriage house and a greenhouse that he bought in 2000 for $1.3 million. [60] Before moving in, he allowed the Junior League of Montclair-Newark to use his house as a model home for its charity fundraiser. [61] From May 28 to 31, the League decorated the mansion, had a "bare bones" party and a black-tie affair, and held $25 tours [62] to fund the Junior League programs Children At Risk and HomeCorp. [63] Children At Risk aids children and families [61] and HomeCorp helps low-income people achieve home ownership.

"Basically, we're redoing our house to let strangers walk through it for a month," Strahan said. "It's a month-long fundraiser. They'll come in and decorate, paint the walls. They'll hang the curtains, bring in furniture, light fixtures. None of it will be ours. When they're done, if we want something, we get it at cost."[ citation needed ]

In February 2008, Strahan and Giants teammate Justin Tuck teamed up with Nike to design their own exclusive sneakers for ID studio in New York City. All proceeds from the sneakers were donated to Nike's Let Me Play global campaign. [64]

In December 2018, Strahan volunteered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and was featured in a series of holiday promotions. [65]

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