Michael Strahan nominated for Hall of Fame

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Michael Strahan has been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

Michael Strahan, the Giants’ career leader in both games played and sacks and the NFL record-holder for sacks in a season, was today named as one of the 13 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Strahan is one of 16 nominees with Giants connections from a list of 127. The other first-year nominee who played for the Giants is Morten Andersen, who was the team’s kicker in 2001.

Strahan played for the Giants from 1993-2007. He played in 216 regular-season games, nine more than any other player in franchise history (Howard Cross, 2007). Strahan’s 141.5 sacks are a Giants record and nine more than Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (though Taylor’s 9.5 sacks as a rookie in 1981 don’t count in his total, since sacks didn’t become an official statistics until the following season).

In 2001, Strahan set the single-season record with 22.5 sacks. He was a captain of the Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl XLII championship team. Strahan retired after that season and is currently a studio analyst for FOX and recently became a co-host with Kelly Ripa of “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”

The additional Hall of Fame nominees with ties to the Giants are quarterback Phil Simms; running backs Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Brian Mitchell (also nominated as a return specialist) and Herschel Walker; tackle Lomas Brown; center Joe Fields; cornerback Everson Walls; punter Sean Landeta; coaches Bill Parcells, Dan Reeves, Bill Arnsparger and Marty Schottenheimer; and former general manager George Young.

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