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Giants Now: Michael Strahan among Giants on 2025 College Football Hall of Fame ballot


Michael Strahan among Giants on 2025 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

The College Football Hall of Fame announced the ballot for the Class of 2025 on Monday.

Several former Giants landed on this year's ballot, including Pro Football Hall of famer Michael Strahan.

The other former Giants landing on the ballot include running back Keith Elias, punter Sean Landeta and quarterback Alex Tanney.

Strahan put together a legendary career at Texas Southern, one that saw him graduate with both the program's single-season sack record (19 in 1992) along with the all-time sack record (41.5).

The Giants great earned numerous accolades before the team selected him with the No. 40 pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, including first-team All-American, Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year, 1992 Black College Defensive Player of the Year, two-time SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-SWAC member.

Strahan was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and was also named to the Senior Bowl 75th Anniversary Team this past fall.

He finished his 15-year NFL career, all of which was spent with the Giants, just a half-sack shy of Lawrence Taylor for the unofficial franchise sack record. His 141.5 sacks are officially the sixth-most in NFL history. He was the NFL sack leader in both 2001 and 2003, and his mark of 22.5 sacks in 2001 is currently tied with Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end T.J. Watt for the most in a season in NFL history. Strahan's performance that season led to him being named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and had his No. 92 retired by the Giants in 2021 following six All-Pro selections, seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl Championship (SB XLII). He was also named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.

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Elias was a two-time first-team All-American (1992-93) and 1993 Ivy League Player of the Year during his time at Princeton. He still holds the all-time school record with 4,208 rushing yards and 49 rushing touchdowns. Elias was also a three-time All-Ivy performer who helped the Tigers to the 1992 conference title.

After going undrafted in 1994, Elias signed with the Giants, where he spent his first three NFL seasons. He ran for 72 yards on 21 carries and caught 17 passes for 120 yards in 26 games across those three years.

Landeta was named first-team All-American in 1982 and was the first punter ever named to the AP's College Division All-America Team. He was a three-time First Team All-ECAC selection at Towson, and owns the career punting records for punts (225) and yards (9,452). In addition to his responsibilities as the punter, Landeta was also the team's placekicker, leading all of Division II in punting average (43.4 yards per punt) and field goals (14) during 1980 season.

Landeta played in 284 NFL games from 1985-2005, of which 111 were as a member of the Giants. He enjoyed the most success of his career while playing with the Giants, earning three first-team All-Pro selections and two trips to the Pro Bowl during his nine seasons with the organization. Landeta was also a part of the Giants' Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV championship teams.

Tanney attended Monmouth University, where he was the three-time Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was a 2011 first-team All-American that ended his career as the NCAA all-divisions leader in career TD passes (157), while his 14,249 career passing yards set the Division III record.

Tanney spent his final three NFL seasons with the Giants, although he appeared in only one game.

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