Michael Anthony Strahan, shortly known as a Michael Strahan, was born on November 21, 1971, in Huston Texas. Strahan has created his identity as a retired American Football player who played from defensive end position during his career. He is one of the rare players who played for only one team throughout the whole career, media personality, and football analyst. Strahan played for New York Giants of National Football League (NFL) from 1993 to 2007. During his 14 years career in New York Giant, Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a season and won a Super Bowl in 2007 season.
Strahan was born as a son of Louise (Traylor) Strahan and Gene Willie Strahan in Huston, Texas. He was grown up in a sports family, where his father was a basketball coach and his mother was a record holder boxer and he is the nephew of retired pro football player Arthur Strahan. He has six siblings and he is youngest amongst them. His mother was a major in US Army so he moved to Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim, Germany with his parents.
He used to play organized football while he was attending Mannheim American Highs School and started to play high school football from Westbury High School in Huston, Texas when his father sent him to live with his uncle in Texas. He played football for a one year in Westbury High School, which led him to win a scholarship at Texas Southern university. Later on returned to Germany and graduated from Mannheim Christian.
In the beginning of his professional career, Strahan was traded by the New York Giants in 1993 but played only three games from Giants because of injuries. Strahan had a remarkable season in 1997, with a record of 14 sacks. After his outstanding performance, he was named First Team All- Pro by the Associated Press and was also voted to first Pro Bowl. In 1998 he was voted in second Pro-Bowl and All-Pro team in 1998 after his continuous success with racking up 15 sacks.
During his career at New York giants he had some hard time struggling with his injuries but her succeed in proving himself as one of the best defensive ends in NFL. During his career in Giants, he helped the team to defeat team such as Minnesota Vikings with 41-0. After his struggling career at Giants, Strahan retired from NFL in June 9, 2008 saying “ It time I am done”. During his career, he helped his team to win Super Bowl Cup and set numerous sacks records.
“Everybody’s professional. Nobody’s an idiot. Nobody’s a jerk. We all know each other. So it’s not like we see each other in the city and we run over and bust the window out of their car with a baseball bat or nothing. We are all friends.”
OTHER WORKS & PERSONAL LIFE
After retirement, he appeared in the various show such as Backyard Stadiums on DIY Network, Fox NFL show, Subway's 5 Dollar Foot Long commercials, 2014 kid’s Choice Sports Awards. He also authored a book named “Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life.
Coming to his personal life, 6’5’’ Giants does not seem to have got one perfect woman for him. He divorced with Wanda Hutchins, Jean Muggli and broke off the engagement with Nicole Mitchell. He has earned net worth of $ 45 million throughout his career.