Born on November 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas, Michael Strahan is a former football defensive end player,sports analyst, and actor best known for his stint with the New York Giants at the National Football League. Strahan attended Texas Southern University in Houston, following the footsteps of an uncle in playing defensive end. on his junior season, he reportedly became an NFL prospect and the following year, he was selected among the All-America first team. During his professional career, Strahan holds the NFL record for sackings in a single season, with 22.5, and it is said that few defensive ends in the NFL were more feared than him during his five-year stint. In 2001, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year, on top of bagging the NFC Defensive Player of the Year for two times. He retired on June, 2008, with 141.5 career sacks. In 2009, he was cast in the Fox sitcom Brothers as one of the estranged brothers.