Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan’s entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His spectacular NFL career resulted in Strahan being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, the sport’s highest honor.
Strahan lead the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. In 2001, Strahan completed what is widely considered to be one of the greatest seasons ever for a defensive player, breaking the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks. His record still stands today. The charismatic leader of the New York Giants was named the NFL’s 2001 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, making him the first New York Giant to win the award since Lawrence Taylor.
From 2012-2016, Strahan co-hosted the top-rated, nationally syndicated entertainment talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.” Strahan and co-host Kelly Ripa were the co-winners of the 2015 and 2016 Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.” In addition, Strahan was nominated for a 2014 Sports Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst.” Since joining “Good Morning America,” the morning show won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Morning Program” in 2017 and 2018.
Strahan also tackled the world of scripted network primetime television as the star of “Brothers,” a 30- minute sitcom on Fox from Sony Pictures Television. Strahan has made memorable cameo appearances in the hit films “Magic Mike XXL” and “Charlie’s Angels” (2019). He has also lent his voice to the animated film “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
In 2015, Strahan released his best-selling book, “Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life,” which includes personal stories and motivational advice to inspire readers to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions. The paperback edition was released in October 2016.
Acting on his entrepreneurial spirit, in 2015 Strahan introduced COLLECTION by Michael Strahan, a men’s and boy’s clothing, shoes, luggage, and accessories line. In 2016, capitalizing on the success of Collection, Strahan launched MSX by Michael Strahan, a men’s and boy’s athleisure and accessories line.
In January 2020, Strahan and the NFL partnered with G-III Apparel to expand MSX by Michael Strahan for NFL, an exclusive limited-edition Super Bowl LIV capsule collection in celebration of the NFL’s 100th season. After selling out the Super Bowl LIV capsule line, Strahan and partners continued to grow the collection for Spring 2020 to include team apparel dedicated to 20 NFL teams. The brand then plans to increase its offerings for the upcoming Fall season to include more styles as well as apparel for all 32 NFL teams.
His partnership with SeeHer is the latest effort by Strahan to give back to the community, a commitment he has demonstrated while a football player and now as a TV star. Dedicated to many charitable
works, Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including the USO, HELP USA and Merging Vets and Players. Since 2010, he has also been a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, filming holiday promotions as well as donating his time and celebrity to fundraising.