Strahan a Hall of Fame finalist

Michael Strahan was a defensive end for the

Michael Strahan was a defensive end for the 2007 Giants, who beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. (Credit: Getty )

Former Giants All Pro defensive end is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the second straight year. Strahan joins 12 other players, former head coach Tony Dungy and former 49ers owner Ed DeBartolo as finalists for the sport’s most coveted individual honor.

The Class of 2014 will be selected on Feb. 1, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. If Strahan is selected, he will be feted at halftime of the Super Bowl in front of many of the same fans who cheered for him during his illustrious career with the Giants.

Strahan has the Giants’ all-time sack record with 141 ½ in his career, which lasted from 1993-2007. He also set the NFL’s single-season record with 22 ½ sacks during the 2001 season.

Others to be selected as finalist: Kicker Morten Andersen, running back Jerome Bettis, linebacker Derrick Brooks, wide receiver Tim Brown, linebacker Kevin Greene, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Walter Jones, safety John Lynch, wide receiver Andre Reed, guard Will Shields, and cornerback Aeneas Williams. 

Among the semifinalists who didn't make the cut: running back Terrell Davis, Giants GM George Young, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, head coaches Jimmy Johnson and Don Coryell and safety Steve Atwater. 

Tags: Michael Strahan , Hall of Fame

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