Michael Irvin Biography
Michael Jerome Irvin is an American sports commentator, former professional football wide receiver, and actor. Irvin is currently serving as the analyst for NFL Network. He played for the University of Miami team. He was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
His career came to an end after a spinal injury. Irvin was one of the players to help the team win three Super Bowls. Irvin has previously broadcasted for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. In 2009, he participated in the 9th season of Dancing With the Stars.
Michael Irvin Age
Michael was born on March 5, 1966, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is 55 years old as of 2021.
Michael Irvin Height
Irvin stands at a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs about 94 kgs (207 lb). There are no further details about his body measurements.
Michael Irvin Family
Michael was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the 15th of 17 siblings. He has not disclosed any information about his parents. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Michael Irvin Wife
Michael has been married to his wife Sandy Harrell since 1990. The married couple has four children together; Michael Irvin Jr., Myesha Beyonca, Elijah Irvin, Chelsea Irvin.
Michael Irvin Son
Irvin’s son Michael Irvin Jr. has followed his father’s steps. He currently plays for Florida Atlantic. He previously played for Miami for four seasons. Michael announced his transfer from Miami in March 2020.
Michael Irvin Career
After high school, he got recruited by the University of Miami to play for their team Miami Hurricanes. Irvin was a member of Miami’s 1987 national championship team. He set records; receptions (143), receiving yards (2,423), and touchdown receptions (26). In 1988, he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the NFL Draft.
He became the first rookie receiver to start a season opener in 20 years. He also led the team in winning against the Washington Redskins with three touchdowns. During the game against the San Francisco 49ers, he injured his right knee and had to be placed on the injured reserve list. He dint get to play until the 1990 season.
During this season, he finished with 93 receptions, 1,523 receiving yards, 8 receiving touchdowns, and a record of seven 100-yard games. From 1991 to 1998, he was able to record 1,000-yard seasons and 10,265 yards. The Cowboys appeared in the NFC Championship Game. They won three Super Bowl titles against the Buffalo Bills.
In 1995, Irvin made records for receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,603), and 10 touchdowns. He also set an NFL record with 11 games with over 100 yards receiving. In SuperBowl XXVII, Irvin was able to catch seven passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He led his team to several victories in Super Bowl XXVIII and Super Bowl XXX.
By the end of his career, Irvin had recorded 750 receptions, 11,904 yards, and 65 touchdowns. Michael was selected for 5 Pro Bowls, and also named the MVP of the 1992 Pro Bowl. During his time with Dallas Cowboys, the team won 6 division titles and three Super Bowls. In 2005, he became eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He was selected on February 3, 2007, as one of the 2007 enshrinees. His induction took place on August 4, 2007, in Canton, Ohio. Irvin was selected for induction into the 2007 class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and inducted at a February 2008 ceremony in Waco, Texas. The same year, he was named to FHSAA’s All-Century Team.
Michael Irvin Sexual Assault Allegations
Michael has several times faced sexual assault allegations. In 1996, he was accused of sexually assaulting a Dallas Cheerleader Nina Shahravan. However, she later admitted that her story was false and pleaded guilty to perjury. In 2007, he was accused of sexual assault at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The case was however dropped after he filed for a $100 million defamation countersuit.
Michael Irvin Longest Yard
Michael starred in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard. He played the character of Deacon Moss. The film also stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly, and William Fichtner.
Michael Irvin Movies And TV Shows
- The Longest Yard
- Jack & Jill
- Pros vs. Joes
- 4th and Long
- The Football Life
- The U
- NFL GameDay Morning
- Slamma Jamma
- 4th and Long
- Thursday Night Football
- Dancing with the Stars
- The Best Damn Sports Period
- The Year of The Yao
- Shaq’s All Star Comedy Roast 2: Emmitt Smith
Michael Irvin Net Worth
As of 2021, Irvin has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He has acquired all his wealth from his long successful career as a sports commentator and actor.