Michael Strahan will again be a finalist for NFL Pro Football’s Hall of Fame. Last year, which was his first year of eligibility saw him make it to the final cut to ten but did not get selected. The Committee that decides who gets in will meet the day before the Super Bowl (being held in New York) and will release the new inductees that night.
Being a NYG fan for 26 years, I hope he gets in.
Strahan played for the Giants from 1993-2007. He is the franchise leader in games played (216) and sacks (141.5), as well as the NFL’s single-season sacks record-holder with 22.5 in 2001. Strahan was a four-time first-team All-Pro: 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003. He was the 2001 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year. Strahan was selected to seven Pro Bowls. Only four Giants were selected to more Pro Bowls and all are Hall of Famers: linebackers Lawrence Taylor (10) and Harry Carson (9), offensive tackle Rosie Brown (9) and cornerback Emlen Tunnell (8).
Strahan was a captain of the 2007 Giants team that won Super Bowl XLII.
When he retired following the 2007 season, Strahan’s 141.5 sacks placed him first among active players. Six years after his last game, he is still fifth on the NFL’s official career sack list.