Nicknamed “The Playmaker.”
Had career year in 1995 with 111 receptions for 1603 yards including NFL record eleven 100-yard games.
Caught 6 passes for 114 yards and scored two TDs in the Cowboys’ 52-17 win over the Bills in Super Bowl XXVII.
65 career TD catches came from eight different quarterbacks. Troy Aikman (49); Steve Pelluer and Steve Beuerlein (4); Rodney Peete (3), Jason Garrett (2); and Steve Walsh, Wade Wilson, and Kevin Sweeney (1).
Career playoff statistics: 87 receptions for 1,315 yards and 8 touchdowns.
In 1988, became first Cowboys rookie to start a season opener at wide receiver since Bob Hayes in 1965.
Had nine catches of 60 yards or more during his career.
Five straight seasons with more than 75 receptions, 1991-95.
"I should have gone to the Hall of Fame before I stepped on a football field of any kind," Irvin said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "It would have given me that much more appreciation for the game.” – Michael Irvin who avoided touring the Hall of Fame. He made his first visit last summer to see the bust of his teammate Troy Aikman
"Michael Irvin was the most competitive individual I have every played with. He was the heart and soul of our team. From a physical standpoint, there is no one who could match his talent and skill. His work ethic, charisma and drive were what carried us to our three Super Bowl titles.” – Emmitt Smith
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