7 Things to know: Michael Strahan

February 1, 2014 5:48:13 AM PST
1) Michael Strahan was born in Houston, Texas, but spent a good portion of his childhood in Germany, where his father, Gene was an Army major.

2) Strahan is the youngest of six children.

3) In spring 1993, Strahan was selected 40th overall in the NFL draft by the Giants.

4) Is the Giants' record holder with 141.5 career sacks, and established the new NFL record in 2001 with 22.5 sacks.

5) Retired from the NFL in June 2008 after winning Super Bowl XLII with the Giants a few months earlier.

6) There was a time when Strahan thought about closing the gap in between his teeth, but then realized that his smile is part of who he is.

7) In addition to hosting television shows, Strahan also acted. In 2009, he starred in a sitcom called "Brothers,"