Houston Native Michael Strahan Tackles Yet Another Life Accomplishment
Somehow, Houston native Michael Strahan has managed to pile on even more success to an already wildly busy and accomplished career. The Hall of Fame sack machine turned pregame pundit turned national talk show host is now being awarded his very own glittering slice of Americana: a star on Hollywood's legendary Walk of Fame.
Strahan’s star is the first in the Walk of Fame’s sports entertainment category, which was launched in 2021 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The category honors individuals who have made “significant contributions to the world of entertainment and demonstrated longevity of excellence in their sport,” according to Ana Martinez, the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s producer. Strahan joins a handful of other sports legends also receiving the award, including Muhammad Ali, Terry Bradshaw, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
“I am honored and humbled to receive a star on the @hwdwalkoffame! Many people have been there with me along the way, and I am tremendously grateful to you all,” Strahan said.
Everyone in life has value. Remember that. 👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/DbL2tYJ7x9— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) January 24, 2023
After a highly successful career as a defensive end at Texas Southern University, Strahan went on to enjoy a 15-year career in the NFL with the New York Giants, setting a record for sacks in a single season with 22.5 in 2001, and winning a Super Bowl in 2007. Upon his retirement, he pivoted to media, beginning his broadcasting career in 2008, working as an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday. After filling in as a guest host on Live! With Regis and Kelly, he joined the show full-time in 2012. Today, he works, among his many other pursuits, as an anchor for Good Morning America.
His business ventures have managed to grow too. He’s a published author, co-founder of the talent management firm, SMAC, owns a clothing line, and did we mention he’s even been to space? On December 11, 2021, aboard Blue Origin NS-19, Strahan at 6’5” became the tallest person to fly in space.
While football fans will always remember Strahan as No. 92 on the field, now he’s also number 2,744 on the Walk of Fame.