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Michael Strahan Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Anthony Strahan
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Professional athlete, talk show host

Fast Facts

  • Youngest of six children
  • Grew up and graduated from high school in Germany, where his father served in the military
  • Father sent him to live with his uncle in Houston for his senior year of high school
  • Once he secured a college scholarship, he went back to Germany to finish out the year
  • Drafted by the New York Giants in 1993, where he played his entire career and set the team record for most regular-season games played
  • Set an NFL record for most sacks in a season, 22 1/2, in 2001
  • Retired from the NFL in June 2008 after winning Super Bowl XLII with the Giants four months earlier
  • Served as a guest cohost for Kelly Ripa's morning talk show 20 times before he was chosen as a permanent replacement for Regis Philbin in 2012