Michael Strahan is one of the best players in the NFL today, and one of the best defensive players in the history of the Giants.
Originally a second round (40th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 1993 ... After three consecutive Pro Bowl years in which he established himself as one of the finest players in the NFL, Strahan was not selected last season. The irony is that he might have had his finest season ... Strahan, who received much acclaim when he had 29 sacks in 1997-98, believes he is a better all-around player now, one that is more consistent in impeding opposing running games and in putting more pressure on quarterbacks ... His 62 sacks places him fourth on the Giants official all-time list ... Moved into the starting lineup in his second NFL season in 1994 after missing seven games as a rookie due to a foot injury ... Named Giants 1998 Most Valuable Player and 1997 Defensive Player of the Year ... He is one of the most visible and popular Giants, a player the television networks seek out every week for an interview. Strahan is also extremely generous with his time, donating hours and goodwill to numerous charities in the metropolitan area.
Only lettered 1 year in football while attending Westbury (Tex.) HS…Graduated from Mannheim (Germany) American High, where his father Gene was stationed in the U.S. Army before retiring in 1985 to enter private business in that country…Business Management major at TSU…Uncle Art played in the NFL and CFL for parts of seven seasons…Married (Jean)…Michael Anthony Strahan was born on Nov. 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas.