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Michael Strahan inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014

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According to Fox Sports on Feb. 2, Michael Strahan was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 on Feb. 1.

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Strahan, 42, did not get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, his first year of eligibility. Afterward he said it would be nice to be inducted when the Super Bowl was in New York. So the second time around was a charm for him.

Strahan, a defensive end who won a Super Bowl in his last season with the New York Giants was voted in during his second year of eligibility, and he headlines a strong 2014 class along with six others.

Super Bowl XLVIII, played in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Feb. 2, 2014 was dedicated to Strahan upon his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

The former great New York Giants' defensive end was one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

The voting process on Saturday lasted a record 8 hours and 59 minutes. At the end of the voting period, the finalists had gone down from 15 to just seven.

Strahan, a second-round pick by the New York Giants in 1993, recorded 141.5 sacks during his 15-year career. Strahan had two Super Bowl appearances and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, voted to seven Pro Bowls and named to five All-Pro teams. He also holds the single-season sack record with 22.5 set in 2001.

People are well aware of the war with words between Hall of Fame tackle Warren Sapp and Strahan. Up until now, Sapp has contended that Strahan didn't belong in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, once Strahan was voted in, Sapp apologized and welcomed Strahan into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Strahan has become a host with Kelly Ripa on "Live With Kelly and Michael" since his retirement from playing football.

Congratulations, Michael Strahan!

Click here to read about the other six who were inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 along with Strahan.

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