The Giants DE went out on top in Superbowl XLII, helping the Giants beat the heavily favored Patriots as the defense held the highest scoring offense in NFL history to only 14 points.
On Saturday the Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted pass rusher Michael Strahan into the Hall of Fame.
Strahan was a 7-time Pro Bowler and 6-time All-Pro selection who led the league in sacks twice (2001 and 2003). In 2001 he broke the single-season sack record previously held by Mark Gastineau by recording 22.5 sacks – a record which still stands.
In 2007 Strahan passed legendary pass rusher Lawrence Taylor to become the Giants’ all-time leader in sacks. That same year, the Giants went to Superbowl XLII where they were 14-point underdogs to the undefeated New England Patriots – the highest scoring offense in NFL history at the time. The Giants upset the Patriots by a score of 17-14 and Strahan was able to retire on top.
Strahan’s 141.5 sacks are 5th most in NFL history and since then he has become a TV icon – starring in such shows as FOX NFL Sunday and Live with Kelly and Michael.
After being a Hall of Fame finalist in 2013 but missing the final cut, Strahan finally made it in in 2014.