Michael Strahan Opening up about football and his earlier years in life.
On Thursday (September 16), former NFL star-turned- good Morning America Host shared a clip from his episode of the ESPN series of Uninterrupted more than an athlete. In the video, the 49-year-old reflects on his path from a childhood in German to a defensive end for the New York Giants and eventually a television personality.
“High school, for me, was living every day. I never felt like I had a handle on every day. It was just surviving every day,” he said, returning to Houston as a teenager and playing football at Westbury High School. About joining the team. “Nothing was happening in my social life. My life was school, and I played football, that was the real reason I was there. Westbury wasn’t really a powerhouse school. I wasn’t necessarily a super-major, powerhouse.” The player was there. I remember getting a sack in high school.”
Speaking about playing against other students from other schools, “you’re reading in the paper,” Strahan says he always felt like he was always playing from behind.
He said, ‘I was never mentioned in anything like this. “So, I always felt like I was playing to catch those guys.”
Things definitely changed in college and professionals. After playing at Texas Southern University, Strahan spent his entire 15-year pro football career with the New York Giants, where he held the record for most sacks in a season in 2001. He also helped his team to a Super Bowl victory in 2008. on the New England Patriots during his final season.
Watch the full clip from season two of More Than an Athlete below.