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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Michael Strahan

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You know him as part of the morning show of Live with Kelly and …but before that he spent 15 years wrecking havoc on the football field for the New York Giants.

Strahan was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993.After a few unremarkable seasons, Strahan had a breakout year 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.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 4 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).

Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a season in 2001, and won a Super Bowl in his final season in 2007.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday  spotlights …Michael Strahan.

Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 854
Sacks: 141.5
Interceptions: 4
Forced fumbles: 2


  1. Asha Seth says:

    One more new sports personality revealed to me. Keep writing, Jerry. 🙂

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