- One of 17 children.
- Won the NCAA Championship in 1987.
- Played for Coach Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami and with the Dallas Cowboys.
- Drafted in the first round (11th overall pick) by the Dallas Cowboys in 1988.
- As one of the Triplets—along with quarterback Troy Aikman and running back Emmitt Smith—he helped the Dallas Cowboys win three Super Bowls: XXVII in 1992, XXVIII in 1993 and XXX in 1995.
- Was selected to five Pro Bowls between 1991 and 1998.
- Appeared in the 2005 remake of the football flick The Longest Yard.
- In 2007, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Derrick Lamar Irvin — Brother
- Laverne Denise Irvin — Sister
- Chelsea Irvin — Daughter
- Patricia Ann Irvin — Sister
- Sheila Marie Irvin — Sister
- Vaughn Richard Irvin — Brother
- Walter Irvin Jr. — Brother
- Brenda Elaine Irvin — Sister
- Walter Irvin Sr. — Father
- Ray Anthony Irvin — Brother
- Don Raymond Irvin — Brother
- Janet Lynn Irvin — Sister
- Lisa Michelle Irvin — Sister
- Pearl Irvin — Mother
- Sandy Harrell — Wife
- Willie Pearl Irvin — Brother
- Elijah Irvin — Son
- Michael Irvin Jr. — Son
- Sharon Delores Irvin — Sister
- Alice Jean Irvin — Sister
- Rosalind Renee Irvin — Sister
- Willie James Irvin — Brother
- Felicia Walker — Ex-significant Other
- Myesha Beyonca Irvin — Daughter
- University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States
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