Michael Anthony Strahan is a former American professional football player who spent his entire 15-year career with the National Football League (NFL) New York Giants. In 2001, Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a season and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII over the New England Patriots in their final 2007 season. He became a media personality, after retiring from the NFL. He gained the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Caption: Michael Anthony Strahan
Michael Strahan: Early Life, Education, Family
Strahan was born on 21 November 1971 in Houston, Texas, United States. He’s the youngest of six kids, Louise Strahan’s mother, a basketball coach, and Gene Willie Strahan, a former Army Major and a boxer with a 1-1 record against Ken Norton’s potential heavyweight. He is the nephew of Arthur Strahan, a former professional football player. While Strahan did not continue playing high school football at Westbury High School until his senior year, he did play youth football at Mannheim American High School, a United States Department of Defense Dependent High School, in Kafertal, playing linebacker for the Mannheim Bison in 1985.
Caption: Young Michael
Michael Strahan: Career and achievements
In 1993 the New York Giants drafted Strahan. He appeared because of injuries in just 6 games and missed the two playoff games that season for the Giants. Strahan was having a breakthrough season in 1997 after a few unremarkable seasons, registering 14 sacks. He was voted in his first Pro Bowl and the Associated Press has also named him First Team All-Star. Strahan continued his performance in 1998, racking up 15 sacks and being voted for his second selection, Pro-Bowl, and All-Pro.
Strahan was a member of the 2000 Giants. Likewise, he also is a participant of Super Bowl XXXV. Although coming off a dominant NFC Championship Game, where the Giants beat 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. Michael Strahan and The Giants signed a new deal in 2002. After turning down his first contract proposal, he said the team refused to negotiate. In 2002 he accused the front office of not trying to be successful.
Caption: Michael’s football career
Strahan retired from the NFL on 9 June 2008. He told Foxsports.com’s Jay Glazer “It’s time, I’m done”. Strahan played in 200 games over a 15-year career, including 141.5 career sacks, 854 career tackles, 4 career interceptions, 24 forced fumbles, and 3 career touchdowns. He’s also a seven times Pro Bowl roster.
Michael Strahan: Personal life and wife
From 1992 until 1996, he married his first wife, Wanda Hutchins. They have Tanita Strahan, a daughter, and a son, Michael Anthony Strahan, Jr. Strahan married Jean Muggli in 1999 after she met in a spa. Raised in December 2004, they have twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia. On 20 July 2006 Strahan and Muggli finalized their acrimonious divorce. Judge James B. Convery paid Muggli $15 million in a divorce settlement in January 2007, in addition to monthly child support of $18,000. Strahan referenced it. In March 2007, the court ordered auctioning of the Montclair, New Jersey mansion and even splitting of the selling money; the house costs around $3.6 million.
Caption: Michael Strahan with his ex-wife
Besides, the athlete engaged with Nicole Mitchell, the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, in August 2009 but both ended their relationship in 2014.
Similarly, Strahan shot a commercial in New York in June 2011, endorsing the adoption of same-sex marriage. Also, Strahan lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan from at least 2004.
Michael Strahan: Net Worth and social media
As of 2020, the net worth of Michael Strahan is around $75 million. His career as a footballer and as a television personality is the root of Michael Strahan net worth wealth. He remained with the NFL’s New York Giants for a 15-year stretch until his retirement.
Likewise, talking about his social media availability, he is available on Instagram by the name michaelstrahan with 1.2 million followers. Similarly, he is also available on Twitter by the name michaelstrahan where he has 1.3 million followers.
Michael Strahan: Body measurements
With a height of 1.95 meters and a body weight of 116 kg, the athlete stands tall. Similarly, Michael’s shoe size is 14, (US).