TEXAS SOUTHERN PRESIDENT DR. JOHN RUDLEY AND EVA PICKENS, ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, BACKSTAGE WITH MICHAEL STRAHAN RECENTLY, WISHING HIM THE BEST ON THE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME NOMINATION!
Has it really been five years since Strahan stood atop a podium in Glendale, Ariz., with the Lombardi Trophy? Today, in his first year of eligibility, he’s among 17 finalists — former players, coaches and contributors — with a chance to reach the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He needs 80 percent of the vote to earn admission.But the factors that might make their way into the deliberations today in New Orleans are complicated, and not just limited to his 141½ career sacks that are the fifth-most in NFL history:
NO ONE DID IT BETTERAt least for one season. Strahan, of course, holds the NFL’s single-season record for sacks with 22½ in 2001 — but it’s too simple to only remember that year. He also won the NFL sack title in 2003 with 18½. He had double-digit sack totals six times during a nine-season span (1997-2005) and 38 multi-sack games during his career.