Hall of Fame defensive end and New York Giants great Michael Strahan will have his number 92 jersey retired on November 28 when the Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Wednesday.
Strahan, who spent his entire 15-year career(1993-2007) in New York and joined Eli Manning, Phil Simms, and Mel Hein as the only players in franchise history to wear a Giants uniform for at least 15 seasons, was a captain on the Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl XLII championship team. That Super Bowl against New England was Strahan’s final game.
He made many plays with the Giants, which led to him being a seven-time Pro Bowler and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 when he set the league’s single-season record with 22.5 sacks, a mark that still stands 20 years later. Strahan owns the franchise career record with 141.5 sacks. It was the fifth-highest total in NFL.
“Michael’s career was defined by his achievements, his consistency, and his leadership. Very few defensive ends played the position as well as Michael. He was a tremendous run defender as well as a great pass rusher. And he realized a goal every player aspires to, but few achieve, winning a Super Bowl in his final game. We are grateful for all his contributions and are happy to officially say no Giants player will ever wear No. 92 again.”
Strahan’s jersey will be alongside Eli Manning’s number 10, which will be retired on September 26. Manning will also be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor on that day.
The 49-year-old is also making his mark off the field and currently hosts Good Morning America and an analyst on FOX NFL Sunday.