The final appearance of Strahan's NFL career came during New York’s thrilling 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
In 1997, Strahan recorded 14 sacks to finish tied for third in the league.
Strahan was named All-Pro and voted to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 1997. It marked the first of five seasons in which he earned first-team All-Pro accolades and the first of seven Pro Bowl berths.
Strahan was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Michael was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2001.
Strahan, who was also noted as one of the best defensive ends defending against the run, enjoyed his finest season in 2001 when he established the new NFL record with 22.5 sacks and led the league with a career-high seven forced fumbles.
Defensive End Michael Strahan was taken in the second round, 40th player overall, in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Strahan gets fitted for his Haggar Hall of Fame Gold Jacket during an orientation with Hall of Fame staff two days after he was elected to the Hall of Fame.
Strahan walks on stage after being introduced as a member of the Class of 2014 for the first time during the 3rd Annual NFL Honors Show.