Michael Irvin

Active - 2004 - 2017  |   Born - Mar 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation, Musical, Comedy, Dance

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Pro football player Michael Irvin gained immense notoriety playing for the Dallas Cowboys as one of the most successful wide receivers in history, and later as a broadcaster for ESPN. In addition to his career as a sports commentator, Irvin explored other avenues of reality TV, joining the cast of the popular Dancing With the Stars in 2009.

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  • One of 17 children.
  • Won the NCAA Championship in 1987.
  • Played for Coach Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami and with the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Drafted in the first round (11th overall pick) by the Dallas Cowboys in 1988.
  • As one of the Triplets—along with quarterback Troy Aikman and running back Emmitt Smith—he helped the Dallas Cowboys win three Super Bowls: XXVII in 1992, XXVIII in 1993 and XXX in 1995.
  • Was selected to five Pro Bowls between 1991 and 1998.
  • Appeared in the 2005 remake of the football flick The Longest Yard.
  • In 2007, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.