Michael Strahan, former defensive end for the New York Giants, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last weekend in Canton, Ohio. The forty-two year old celebrated his bronze Hall of Fame with an emotional speech which looked back on his fourteen year career as a Giant. Describing himself as an “Improbable Hall of Famer,” Strahan was anything but. He became a football immortal, creating an outstanding place within Giants’ history. The defensive end is compared to former football legends like Giant’s player Lawrence Taylor, whose reputation on the field is nearly unmatched. Strahan holds the NFL’s single-season sack record and is the first player since 2004, to be elected to the Hall of Fame after winning the Super Bowl in his final career game.
Since his 2007 Superbowl win, Strahan has been on Fox’s NFL Sunday football show, followed by his two current positions as co-host on the NBC show, Live with Kelly and Michael, and co-anchor on Good Morning America. Strahan’s high-speed work ethic has allowed him not only to make a name for himself in the sports world, but as well as within the entertainment business. Strahan attributed his work ethic to his parents stating, “They always told me, if you’re going to do something, you might as well be the best at it.” This mindset allowed him to operate at a hundred percent and be part of a legacy with the greatest players in pro football history.
Strahan’s consistent smile throughout the week, as he accepted congratulations for the ultimate individual award known to a professional football player, portrays his gratitude for the game and for this he Fits the Mark!
The Fitmark Team