By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Giants have retired Michael Strahan’s No. 92 jersey. The ceremony took place on Sunday at halftime between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Strahan had family in attendance to watch the special ceremony. His NFL on FOX co-workers were also in attendance.
“All of the things that I did with the Giants, I would have expected it a little bit sooner, but it’s still an honor,” Strahan said of Sunday’s event at MetLife Stadium. “Things come in the time in which they’re meant to come and not at the time in which you want them to come, sometimes. That’s the way I’m looking at it. I don’t want it to look as if I’m ungrateful or I’m not honored by it, because I truly am. I probably would’ve expected it to come a little bit sooner than it did.”
He is the first Giants player since Eli Manning to have their jersey retired. Strahan is the 14th player in team history to have their number retired.
Manning had his jersey retired by the team in September against the Atlanta Falcons. It was Manning, who surprised Strahan on Good Morning America with his jersey retirement announcement.
Strahan played for the Giants from 1993 through 2007. Since the end of his playing career, he has enjoyed a successful career in broadcasting with NFL on FOX and Good Morning America.
This was a nice birthday gift for Strahan, who recently turned 50 on November 21st.
He is the first true defensive end to have his jersey retired by the team. The 1993 second-round draft pick joins Ray Flaherty, who played offensive line and defensive end in the 1920s and 1930s, as the only two defensive ends to have their numbers retired.
Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
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