Michael Strahan is a footballer, TV presenter, and also journalist from Texas, United States. Michael Strahan has been active in every fifteen seasons of his career along with the National Football League’s New York Giants.
Table of Biography
Michael Strahan’s birthdate is 21st November 1971 and his birthplace is Houston, Texas, United States. He was born Michael Anthony Strahan to his parents Louise and Gene Willie Strahan. Likewise, his age is 50 years old and his sun sign is Scorpio.
The football player is an American citizen whose ethnicity is African and has been following Christianity. She also has five siblings among which one’s name is Debra Strahan. The footballer went to Manheim, West Germany, where his dad was a US Army major when was posted.
At the time of his older year of high school, he got back to Texas. Firstly missing the experience of competitive football, he rapidly improved them and accordingly got a sports scholarship from Texas Southern University. Michael then started playing defensive end at Texas Southern University.
During the course of his senior year signifying the Texas Southern Tigers, he dominated the struggling track, cleaning earlier violent lines and frightening their quarterbacks into creating errors.
Career and Professional Life
Michael’s life being a professional football player started in the spring of the year 1993. It was when he was chosen by New York Giants in the NFL draft’s 2nd round. He took some seasons to adjust to the rigors of the NFL and turned to a daily appetizer for the Giants.
In 1997, the African-American footballer came into his own in his 5th season. In the same season of the same year, he recorded fourteen quarterback sacks, which gave him the voyage to the NFL Pro Bowl. Next year, he recorded fifteen sacks, and with it an extra place in the NFL Pro Bowl and All-Pro team for the 2nd year consecutively.
After the tiring seasons, he got back to his top defensive place in the campaign of 2001, ranking 22.5 sacks in a single season. In the year 2006, he ranked 132.5 sacks totaling his score with Lawrence Taylor for the New York Giants franchise top score.
In the year 2007, he and the quarterback, Eli Manning, played an essential part in receiving the top success in the championship match contrary to a champion New England Patriots side. The Giants raised their 1st Super Bowl over 2 times. On 9th June 2008, Strahan declared his retirement from the NFL.
Some days after his leaving, on 24th June 2008, The Fox Network declared that the professional footballer had been tied in for their pregame show, “NFL Sunday”. In the year 2009, he was present in the Fox sitcom, “Brothers”.
Nevertheless, it happened for a short time which the last episode was still on air on 27th December 2009. Together with the co-host, Regis Philbin quitting “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, the one time he has come within reach to co-host of the syndicated show together with Kelly Ripa.
On 4th September 2012, the talk show was rechristened as Live! with Kelly and Michael and saw an instant uptick in scores. Michael then quit from the show and got into the group of Good Morning America on a twenty-four-hour worker in the year 2016.
In the same year, he was serving as a host in ABC’s another game show, “The $100,000 Pyramid”. He then planned to accept a proposal he got from Fox Network in the year 2018 to be the host of the pregame show, “Fox NFL Thursday”. Moreover, the network had by then got the right to broadcast “Thursday Night Football”.
Michael’s 2001 season recorded 22.5 sacks remnants the top score ever as the defensive move got into the official figures in the year 1982. Furthermore, Strahan’s career score of 141.5 sacks is the 5th top in the history of the NFL.
In the Sunday’s match of Super Bowl XLII that happened on 3rd February 2008, in Glendale, Arizona, his 2 tackles and 1 sack were influential in serving his group harvest one of the leading letdowns in the history of the NFL. The 17-14 victory intended the New York Giants gained their 1st Super Bowl in 2 periods.
For the footballer as well, it was the 1st Super Bowl victory as an NFL beginner. In addition to his career, has earned numerous awards and honors in his athletic career, best remarkably Defensive Player of the Year in the years 2001 and 2003, and NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Group.
In the year 2014, he was initiated into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a consequence, he executed the ritual coin toss to begin the Super Bowl XLVIII. At the time of his tenancy being co-host for Live! With Kelly and Michael, he was the winner of the Daytime Emmy twice.
As an amazing athlete, the African-American football player has been making an amazing amount of money to this day. The estimated net worth of Michael Strahan as of November 2021 is approximately $65 million.
He has been making all of this income from his professional career as a football player. However, there is no information about the athlete’s salary and assets. But it is for sure that the athlete has been residing a luxurious and happy life in the United States together with his family.
Michael Strahan has tied knots twice in this life. The name of his first wife is Wanda Hutchins with whom he was married from the year 1992 to the year 1996. From his first marriage, the footballer has given birth to a son, Michael, and also to a daughter, Tanita.
Likewise, the name of his second wife is Jean Muggli with whom he is the father of his twin daughters, Sophia and Isabelle. It was in the year 2006 when the American pair got separated and divorced bitterly.
In the year 2009, Strahan and Nicole Murphy’s engagement was called off after the pair went their personal ways in the year 2014. In addition to his personal life, the professional footballer has been active in numerous charities.
These contain restorations and repairs of ancient houses and donations fundraisers. In the year 2008, he also participated in the Nike sneaker project for ID Studio. It carry on from sneaker deals went to the ‘Let Me Play’ promotion of Nike.
Regarding his physical statistics, the African-American footballer has a good height of 6 feet 6 inches. He weighs around 125 kg and his body size is 48 inches. Similarly, Michael has a dark complexion with short black hair and black eyes.
Being a football player, Strahan has to exercise daily and keep his stamina in a great position. Overall, the professional football player has a healthy and athletic body type. Moreover, the African footballer loves going to the gym.
As for his presence on the social media platform, Strahan has been highly active there for a long time. The professional footballer has an Instagram account, a Facebook page, and even a Twitter account.
In fact, Michael even has his own website of his own name. On Instagram, the athlete has already gained 1.4 million followers whereas he has 1.3 million followers on his Twitter account. Likewise, there are 1.1 million followers on his Facebook page.