Talk Show host Michael Strahan will be keynote speaker at the 32nd annual Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry dinner. This event is set for September 26th at the Hershey Lodge and will include a dinner as well as a conversation with Pennsylvania’s five most recent governors – Gov. Tom Wolf and former Gov. Ed Rendell are listed as invited to join former chief executives Tom Corbett, Mark Schweiker and Tom Ridge. The governors, whose tenures cover the past 21 years, are expected to offer insights on events that shaped the commonwealth during their time in office. While Strahan will discuss his successful transition from NFL legend to business mogul, author and broadcaster.
Michael Strahan is known for his 15-year career with the New York Giants as a defensive end in the NFL as well as his media presence as a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday and as co-host on the syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael. He is the youngest of 6 children. The family moved to an army post – BFV (Benjamin Franklin Village) – Mannheim, West Germany, when he was 9 years old. Strahan didn’t play football until his senior year of high school. But he did play organized football while attending school at the Mannheim American High School a US Department of Defense Dependent High School in Käfertal (Mannheim), Germany. He moved in with an Uncle in Houston, Texas the fall of his senior year to play one season of football for Westbury High School, which was enough for him to get a scholarship to Texas Southern University. After a successful college career, Strahan was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993. After a few unremarkable seasons, Strahan had a breakout year in 1997, recording 14 sacks. He was voted into his first Pro Bowl and was also named First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press. In 1998, Strahan continued his success, racking up 15 sacks and being voted into his second Pro-Bowl and All-Pro team. Few defensive ends in the NFL were more dominant than Strahan from 1997 to 2005. He was named the 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year (in 2001 and 2003). Strahan was considered by many coaches, peers, and experts as the standard, and best at his position during the prime of his career (1997-2005). On October 23, 2006, with a sack of Drew Bledsoe in a Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, Strahan tied Lawrence Taylor for the Giants franchise record for most career sacks with 132.5. His 15th and final season proved to be the Giants’ best season since 1990.
On September 30, 2007, he sacked Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, increasing his career total to 133.5, setting a new franchise record. On Sunday February 3, 2008 Strahan had 2 tackles and 1 sack in Super Bowl XLII, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in NFL history. The Giants won the game 17-14, over the then-undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots, giving Strahan his first Super Bowl win as an NFL starter. On June 9, 2008, Strahan retired from the NFL. Strahan retired with a 2007 Super Bowl Title (his last game), 141.5 career sacks, 854 career tackles, 4 career interceptions, 24 forced fumbles and 3 career touchdowns in 200 games over a 15-year career (through 2007 season). He was also named to the Pro Bowl roster seven times. Super Bowl XLVIII was dedicated to Strahan upon his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Strahan performed the ceremonial coin toss, accompanied by the other members of that year’s PFHOF class. On November 3, 2014, he was presented his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the New York Giants-Indianapolis Colts game by the Giants. In attendance were 100 former Giants players as well as former teammates of Strahan’s.
Strahan‘s keynote speech at the 32nd annual Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry dinner’s doors will open at 5pm on September 26th. He will be discussing his amazing 15 season NFL career and current broadcasting career.
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