Michael Strahan (04:02)
Strahan is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. During his acceptance speech, he characterizes his NFL career as improbable and acknowledges his father as inspiration. In Manhattan, Carlos Watson asks Strahan about his parents and childhood in Germany.
High School and College Football (01:52)
Strahan recalls playing football after moving to Texas. He discusses his career at Texas Southern University and the sense of confidence his father instilled in him.
New York Giants (02:38)
The Giants draft Strahan in 1993; he learns from superstar linebacker Lawrence Taylor. Strahan recalls the doubt he felt as a young player.
Adversity, Super Bowl, and Media (03:23)
Strahan faces adversity with injury and a messy divorce in 2006. He regroups by 2008 and leads the Giants to a Super Bowl victory. He makes the leap to television following his retirement later that year.
Media Superstar (05:03)
Strahan joins the cast of “Fox NFL Sunday.” Talk show host Regis Philbin retires in 2011, and Strahan replaces him on “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” ABC-TV eventually moves Strahan to “Good Morning America.”
Brand Expansion (03:21)
Watson asks Strahan about his business ventures and partnership with Constance Schwartz. They run a management company that represents Deion Sanders, Wiz Khalifa and other celebrities; they own the production company behind “The $100,000 Pyramid”; and they have a men’s clothing line.
Secrets to Strahan's Success (03:37)
Many people put pressure on themselves to be perfect; Strahan is relatable. Author and entrepreneur Gotham Chopra marvels at Strahan’s ability to appeal to a wide demographic.
Credits: Michael Strahan (00:12)
Credits: Michael Strahan
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