Michael Strahan is a former NFL defensive player who currently works as a TV host and sports analyst on Good Morning America Show.
This former NFL player has been on the field for 15 years winning multiple trophies including Superbowl in 2007.
Strahan has many ups and downs in his professional as well as personal life as he has been divorced twice and currently living single.
Well, let us discuss more Michael Strahan starting off with his quick facts.
Quick Facts: Michael Strahan
|Celebrated Name||Michael Strahan|
|Birth Name||Michael Anthony Strahan|
|Date of Birth||November 21, 1971|
|Profession||Former NFL Player and TV Host|
|Place of Birth||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Ex-Spouse||Wanda Hutchins and Jean Muggli|
|Father||Gene Willie Strahan|
|Mother||Louise (Traylor) Strahan|
|Height||6 feet and 5 inches (195cm)|
|Weight||115Kg i..e, 255 pounds|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Education||Texas Southern University|
|Social Media of Strahan||Instagram and Twitter|
Early Life and Family of Michael Strahan
Michael Anthony Strahan, aka Michael Strahan, was born on November 21, 1971, in a beautiful location in Houston, Texas, United States of America.
Strahan belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Afro-Americans who holds the nationality of the United States.
This former NFL player was born to Louise Strahan (Mother) and Gene Willie Strahan (Father). His mother, Louise was a basketball coach while his father, Gene was a boxer and retired Army Major.
Also, his uncle, Art was his inspiration to become an NFL player as his uncle was an NFL player who has played for Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.
The Strahan family moved to Mannheim, West Germany while Michael was only nine years because Gene had to travel to serve his country.
Well, this talented NFL player was the youngest child of the Strahan family as he has five siblings with two sisters and three brothers.
Education and College Career
Talking about his academics, Michael received his high school education from Mannheim American High School (MAHS). Since high school, he used to play football as a playing linebacker.
Later to improve his football game, his father Gene sent him to live with his uncle who is a professional football player of that time. Michael then changed his school to attend Westbury High School.
With his football skills and impressive season in Westbury High School, he got a scholarship from Texas Southern University. With the footsteps of his uncle Art, he began playing defensive at the University.
Michael was a tough player since his junior year, and when he became a senior player, he played for Texas Southern Tigers.
Later, he was selected for All-America’s first team by The Poor Man’s Guide. Michael was also selected as Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year by The Poor Man’s Guide.
Moreover, Strahan was also named as the First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference and the SWAC’s Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
How old is Michael Strahan? Age and Body Measurements
Former American NFL defensive player, Michael Strahan is currently living in his late 40’s i.e., 49 years of age as a single and divorced person.
Strahan celebrates his annual birthday on the 21st of November and falls under the zodiac sign of Scorpio which represents his personality as courageous, dedicated, ardent, and hard-nosed.
Going through his body measurements, this NFL player has got an impressive body height of 6 feet and 5 inches i.e.,195cm. Likewise, Strahan weighs around 115Kg i..e, 255 pounds.
Furthermore, he got athletic as a physical sports player who certainly trains every day. Michael is blessed with a pair of black eyes and black hair color.
Professional Football Career
Michael Strahan began his professional NFL career since he was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993. Unfortunately, he could only play six games in his first year with New York Giants due to his injuries.
Well, with few unfortunate initial years, Strahan in 1997 came out unimaginable with 14 sacks and was named First-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press and also voted into his first Pro Bowl.
In 2000, he participated in the playoff run to Super Bowl XXXV. Giants defeated Minnesota Vikings with 41-0 and then got defeated by Baltimore Ravens by a score of 34-7.
During his career from 1997 to 2005, Strahan was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and 2003.
In the 2001 season, he broke the NFL record for sacks making a point of 22.5 in a single season. Similarly, on October 23, 2006, Michael tied Lawrence Taylor for most career sacks with 132.5.
Sadly, on June 9, 2008, Michael Strahan retired himself from NFL with a total of 141.5 career sacks, 854 career tackles, 24 forced fumbles, four career interceptions, and three career touchdowns in 200 games.
Awards and Honors of Michael Strahan
- Associated Press First-team college division All-American in 1992
- Edd Hayes’ Black College Sports All-American in 1992
- NFL Single-Season Sack Record with 22.5 in 2001
- AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001
- NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and 2003
- NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
- Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014
- Inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2014
Personal Life of Michael Strahan
This 49-year-old former American NFL player is currently living a single life after his second divorce.
Michael’s first wife was Wanda Hutchins with whom he got married in 1992. The couple shared two children, Tanita Strahan, and Michael Anthony Strahan Jr.
Well, after the divorce from Wanda in 1996, he married Jean Muggli in 1999. From Jean, Michael became the father of twin daughters born in 2004.
Again in 2006, Michael got divorced with Jean Muggli with a settlement money of $15 Million.
How much is Michael Strahan Net Worth?
Former NFL defender for 15 years of professional career, surely has made a heck of a lot of money to have a comfortable and fancy lifestyle after his retirement.
Well, as of 2021, Michael Strahan has a total estimated net worth of around $65 million. He currently makes money from his reporting career on the Good Morning America Show.
So, currently, he makes around $17 million every year from his reporting career alone.
Social Media Presence
Michael Strahan is an active social media user as he is active on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
He has got a massive number of followers with 1.4 Million on his Instagram while he has got 1.3 Million on his Twitter.