There won’t be any Dallas Cowboys going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday , but there’s still a prominent Texas connection.
Former Texas Southern and New York Giants great Michael Strahan will be one of seven members of the class of 2014. The others are Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed and Aeneas Williams.
Strahan, who was born in Houston, was selected in the second round, 40th overall, in the 1993 draft by the New York Giants out of TSU. As a senior at TSU, Strahan earned AP All-America honors after recording 19 sacks and 62 tackles.
He continued to dominate on the NFL stage at defensive end, earning first-team All-Pro five times and being voted to seven Pro Bowls. In 2001, he set an NFL record for sacks in a season with 22.5. He helped lead the Giants to a 17-14 win over New England in Super Bowl XLII. It was his final NFL game.
Media colleague and friend Jay Glazer will be his presenter.
The charismatic Strahan is a co-host on Fox NFL Sunday and LIVE with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa.
Here’s a look at the seven members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014, who will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio: