Michael Strahan to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Michael Strahan has accomplished a lot in his life, both on and off the football field.
During his 15-year career with the Giants, Strahan racked up 141.5 sacks, good for the most in franchise history and the sixth-most in NFL history. He won a Defensive Player of the Year award, was a six-time All-Pro and twice led the league in sacks, including his 22.5 sacks in 2001 that still stands as the most ever in a single season. The Giants legend was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013 in his first year of eligibility.
Since hanging up his cleats back in 2008, Strahan has found great success off the field in the entertainment industry. The former defensive end joined the FOX NFL Sunday crew soon after retiring from the NFL, and a few years later was named Kelly Ripa's new co-host for NBC's Live! with Kelly and Michael. Strahan would go on to win two Daytime Emmys for "Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host" while in this role. Then in 2016, it was announced that he would be leaving the show to work full-time on ABC's Good Morning America. He has also served as the host of ABC's The $100,000 Pyramid since 2016.
Strahan is now being rewarded for all of his hard work in media, as the Hollywood Walk of Fame announced that the Giants great was chosen as one of the members of its Class of 2022.
Strahan earned his star as part of a new category titled "Sports Entertainment" in which he was the first-ever nominee.
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Fact or Fiction: Early training camp preview
The Giants.com crew debates a variety of topics, including what to look for next month at training camp.
The player you're most excited to see with the pads on at training camp is rookie LB Azeez Ojulari.
John Schmeelk: Fiction - Show me Andrew Thomas! Thomas improved over the final six games of his rookie season, but we did not see a level of dominance from the summer to the end of the season that would be expected from a Top 5 pick. He won't win every rep, but let's see him stonewall his opponents in some of 1-on-1 drills during training camp. He has the size, athleticism and length to do it. With a year under his belt and a full off-season under offensive line coach Rob Sale, you can ask for more frequent displays of dominance against the likes of Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Ximines, Azeeez Ojulari and Ifeadi Odenigbo.
Dan Salomone: Fact - If adding offensive playmakers was the No. 1 priority for the Giants this off-season, edge rushing help was not far behind. Enter Ojulari, a second-round pick from Georgia who led the SEC in tackles for loss and sacks last season. Spring football was all about communication and learning the ropes for the rookies, but when the pads come on at camp, it's time to compete.
Lance Medow: Fact - The Giants are looking for a pass rusher to emerge opposite Leonard Williams and Azeez Ojulari will be in the mix to assume that role. His work against the offensive linemen in camp as well as his performances in preseason games will tell a lot as he begins to make the adjustment from college to the pros. Ojulari was a disruptive player at Georgia over his final two seasons. He led the Bulldogs in sacks in 2019 (5.5) and 2020 (8.5) and last season, led the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss (12.5) and forced fumbles (4).
View photos of the Giants' roster as it currently stands.