Michael Irvin is a former professional American football player who was born on March 5, 1966, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He played college football at the University of Miami, where he was a standout wide receiver and won two National Championships. Irvin won three Super Bowl titles with the Dallas Cowboys, was a five-time Pro Bowler, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 for his exceptional career as a wide receiver. Get all of the latest Michael Irvin news and stats here!
In 1988, Irvin was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the NFL Draft. He quickly became one of the most dominant receivers in the league, helping the Cowboys win three Super Bowl titles in four years during the 1990s. Irvin was a key member of the “Triplets,” along with quarterback Troy Aikman and running back Emmitt Smith, who formed the core of the Cowboys’ dominant offense.
Irvin was known for his flamboyant personality on and off the field, as well as his exceptional talent as a receiver. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and was named to the All-Pro team three times. He finished his NFL career with 750 receptions, 11,904 receiving yards, and 65 touchdowns.
After retiring from football, Irvin became a television analyst and commentator, working for various networks including ESPN, NFL Network, and Fox Sports. He also appeared as a contestant on the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2009.
Off the field, Irvin has had his share of controversies, including a highly publicized arrest for drug possession in 1996. However, he has since turned his life around and become a motivational speaker and advocate for various charitable causes. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007, cementing his status as one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history.