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Encyclopedia > Michael Irvin
Michael Irvin
Position(s):
Wide Receiver
Jersey #(s):
88
Born: March 5, 1966 (1966-03-05) (age 41)
Career Information
Year(s): 1988-1999
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
College: University of Miami
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Receptions     750
Receiving Yards     11,904
Touchdowns     65
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. He is also a former broadcaster for ESPN's NFL Countdown. He is regarded as one of the most successful wide receivers in the history of the National Football League. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... // Round One Round Two Sel# Team Player Pos. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... In American football, a reception is a type of play in which the ball is received (caught) by a player. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... The NFL 1990s All-Decade Team was chosen by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area  - City  36. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... NFL redirects here. ...


Irvin was nicknamed "The Playmaker" due to his penchant for making big plays in big games during his college career. On February 3, 2007, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the highest honor afforded a former NFL player. Irvin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th 2007. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Irvin is also known as one of The Triplets along with Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. The Triplets highlighted the Dallas Cowboys' offense in the 1990s that won three Super Bowls. Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...

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University of Miami career

One of 17 children, Irvin was a football star at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale) and was heavily recruited by the University of Miami, one of the top collegiate football programs in the nation. With the University of Miami, under coach Jimmy Johnson, Irvin set school records for career receptions (143), receiving yards (2,423) and touchdown receptions (26). He was part of Miami's 1987 National Championship team, and made one of the most legendary plays in school history that year, scoring on a 73-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass from Steve Walsh that provided the margin of victory in Miami's triumph over archrival Florida State, which propelled them into the National Championship Game against the top ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl, which proved to be that last time the two schools would play eachother, until September 8, 2007. St. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Jimmy Johnson (born August 14, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American football coach and broadcaster. ... The 1987 Miami Hurricanes were the national champions of the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. ... Steve Walsh (born December 1, 1966 in St. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[6] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ...


Even at the time, Irvin was known for his exuberance, best displayed by his routine practice of pointing to the sky with both hands after scoring touchdowns. Critics referred to the move as hot-dogging, though Irvin responded that the gesture was a tribute to his late father. Before a game, his mother would tell him "Say a little prayer, and ask God to be with you...Then go get 'em."Irvin retired the celebration after forgoing his final year of eligibility to declare for the 1988 NFL Draft. // Round One Round Two Sel# Team Player Pos. ...


Since leaving the University of Miami, Irvin has remained a staunch supporter of the Hurricanes' football program, often seen on the Miami sideline during big games and giving tutorials to receivers. He has also acted as a mentor off the field to younger Hurricane players over the years.


NFL career

Irvin was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 11th selection in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He was the last first-round draft pick made by the Cowboys under the leadership of long-time general manager Tex Schramm, player personnel director Gil Brandt, and coach Tom Landry. Irvin became the first rookie receiver in Cowboys' history to start a game in 20 years, in which he caught his first touchdown the same game. Also as a rookie, Irvin caught 3 touchdown passes in the Cowboys' win over Washington, one of only 3 wins that season and the final win of Tom Landry's career. He finished his rookie season with a 20.4 yards per catch average, which led the NFC. // Round One Round Two Sel# Team Player Pos. ... Texas Earnest Schramm, Jr. ... Gil Brandt (born March 3, 1933) was a Vice President of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ...


The Cowboys misfortunes continued the following year as they finished with a 1-15 record, the worst in franchise history, while injuries limited Irvin to only six games. But under the strength of new players such as Jay Novacek, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith, the team began to improve. They finished the 1990 season 7-9, and then recorded an 11-5 record in 1991. Irvin was a major reason for their playoff season of 1991, finishing with 93 receptions for 1,523 yards and 8 touchdowns. He made the All-Pro team that year and was selected to the first of five consecutive pro bowls. Jay Novacek (born October 24, 1962) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Phoenix Cardinals (1985-1989) and the Dallas Cowboys (1990-1995). ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ...


From 1991 through 1998, Irvin recorded 1,000-yard seasons in all but one year, racking up an impressive 10,265 yards over an 8-year span. Along the way, the Cowboys made four straight appearances in the NFC Championship Game (1992-1995) and captured three Super Bowl titles with back-to-back wins over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII, and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. His best season was in 1995, when he set Dallas records for receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,603), while also scoring 10 touchdowns and setting an NFL record with 11 games with over 100 yards. He added seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs en route to the Cowboys third Super Bowl win in a span of four seasons. The NFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... “Steelers” redirects here. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... “Packers” redirects here. ...


Irvin is the only player to play for each of the first four Cowboys coaches (Landry, Johnson, Barry Switzer and Chan Gailey). Irvin officially announced his retirement after Dave Campo became the fifth Cowboys coach, but Irvin never played on the field for Campo. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Chandler (Chan) Gailey, Jr. ... Dave Campo is the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. ...


Winning Super Bowls in the 1990s

In 1992 and 1993, Irvin was a key player on the Cowboys' Super Bowl teams. In 1994, he enjoyed another stellar campaign with his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl season, but that year the Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. For his part, however, Irvin had one of the most productive games in NFL playoff history, with 12 catches for an NFC championship record 192 yards and two touchdowns. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... For a landing Touchdown in aviation, see Touchdown (aviation) For the song by T.I. featuring Eminem, see Touchdown (song). ...


One of his greatest performances was in Super Bowl XXVII, where he caught six passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. His two touchdowns catches were both in the second quarter and occurred in a span of just 18 seconds, the fastest pair of touchdowns ever scored by one player in Super Bowl history. He also became only the second player ever to score 2 touchdowns in one quarter of a Super Bowl, after Washington Redskin Ricky Sanders in Super Bowl XXII. Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al...


Irvin was also a key contributor in the Cowboys victories in Super Bowl XXVIII and Super Bowl XXX, recording five receptions for 66 yards in the first one, and five receptions for 75 yards in the second. Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network...


Sex, drugs and injuries

1996 arrest

In March of 1996, Irvin was arrested on charges of cocaine possession at a hotel party celebrating his 30th birthday. After numerous court appearances amid a national media circus, which featured Irvin showing up to court in a full-length mink coat, he pled no contest to the charges and was sentenced to community service, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, and put on 4-years probation. When drug-tested for illicit drugs, he tested negative. But the NFL suspended Irvin for the first five games of the 1996 season. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Nolo contendere, in criminal trials, in some common law jurisdictions, is a plea where the defendant neither admits nor disputes a charge, serving as an alternative to a pleading of guilty or not guilty. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Irvin was also known as a regular at the "White House", a private pleasure palace near the team's training facility, where he and some Dallas teammates, like lineman Nate Newton, allegedly enjoyed a variety of wanton activities, including drugs and illicit sex. Nathaniel Newton (born December 20, 1961) is a former American Football offensive lineman who played for the Dallas Cowboys (1986-1998) and the Carolina Panthers (1999). ...


In Irvin's 1996 absence, the Cowboys struggled out of the gate and never recovered. Upon his return from suspension, Irvin tallied 962 receiving yards in only 11 games.


1998 alleged assault

In 1998 Irvin was alleged to be involved in a bizarre incident during training camp when he allegedly inflicted a two-inch cut in the neck of Dallas guard Everett McIver while some team members were getting haircuts. Whether it was assault or "horseplay," McIver did not press charges, and rumors swirled that Irvin brokered a six-figure settlement with McIver to drop the matter. Accounts of this incident after the alleged settlement became difficult to find or research in the local Dallas press.[1]


False sexual assault allegation

Irvin sustained further damage to his reputation in 1996 when controversy reared its head again as the Cowboys prepared to play the Carolina Panthers for their NFC Divisional Playoff game. Media reports stated that Irvin and teammate Erik Williams had sexually assaulted a Dallas woman, Nina Shahravan, and, with a gun to her head, videotaped the interaction. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Erik Williams (born September 7, 1968) is a former American football Offensive Tackle who played most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys (1991-2000). ...


Despite Williams' and Irvin's denials of the allegations, the story overshadowed the game, which the Cowboys lost. The accuser was later proven to have fabricated the entire incident. She recanted her story, pled guilty to perjury and filing a false police report and was sentenced to 90 days in prison and a fine. Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. ...


In the first quarter of the playoff game with Carolina, with Shahravan's allegations under active investigation by Dallas police, Irvin suffered a broken collarbone, ending his 1996 season. ...


Career-ending injury in Philadelphia

Recovered from his collar bone injury, Irvin returned to have very solid years in 1997 and 1998. During the fifth game of the 1999 season, Irvin was tackled hard at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Tim Hauck, and went head-first into the turf. As Irvin lay motionless on the Veterans Stadium field, his injury was greeted with cheers from hostile fans of the rival Philadelphia Eagles, who had grown to despise Irvin and the entire Cowboys organization. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called The Vet) was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tim Hauck (born December 20, 1966 in Butte, Montana) is a former American football Defensive Back. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Irvin was carted off the Philadelphia field on a stretcher, and the play in Philadelphia proved to be his last. The Dallas wide receiver sustained a non-life-threatening cervical spinal cord injury and was subsequently diagnosed with a narrow spinal column, which forced him into early retirement. The response from the Eagles' fans to Irvin's serious injuries, which was widely criticized, further intensified the already intense rivalry between the Eagles and Cowboys. In vertebrates, cervical vertebrae (singular: vertebra) are those vertebrae immediately behind (caudal to) the skull. ... The spinal cord is a part of the vertebrate nervous system that is enclosed in and protected by the vertebral column (it passes through the spinal canal). ...


Irvin was the last Tom Landry-coached player to retire from the NFL. Tom Landry died in the months between Irvin's last game and his official retirement announcement.


Records and Honors

Irvin finished his career with 750 receptions (10th all-time in the NFL) for 11,904 yards (9th all-time in the NFL) and 65 touchdowns. His 47 100-yard receiving games remains the third most in NFL history, behind Hall of Famers Jerry Rice (65) and Don Maynard (50). He was selected to five Pro Bowls (2 more than any other wide receiver in franchise history) and was named the MVP of the 1992 Pro Bowl (following the 1991 season) after catching 8 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the NFC's 21-15 triumph. Irvin was a key playmaker for the Dallas Cowboys that won 6 division titles and three Super Bowls. As part of Dallas' starting lineup on offense, Irvin was a consistent force to be reckoned with in the regular season but he also excelled in postseason play where his six career 100-yard receiving days are just two shy of the NFL mark held by Jerry Rice (8). His 87 postseason receptions place him second in NFL playoff history, again behind Rice (151), and his 1,315 postseason receiving yards ranks second only to Rice (2,245), a Hall of Fame inductie. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960...


At 6'2" and 207 pounds, Irvin was a big, physical receiver who manhandled cornerbacks and often was able to make tough catches in defensive traffic. In part because of Irvin's ability to push off the defender with such ease, the NFL eventually changed its rules to adjust to wide receivers who emulated Irvin's physical style. NFL redirects here. ...


For Dallas, Irvin was a vocal, emotional leader, who set every significant career receiving mark in team history, including catches and receiving yards. At the time of his retirement, he owned or was tied for 20 Cowboys receiving records. Despite his "playmaker" style on the field and flashy personality that was evident in his animated, brash commentary as a top NFL analyst for ESPN, Irvin is most remembered by his fellow Cowboys as a consummate teammate. As Fox's Daryl Johnston told a national conference call: "Michael was the hardest working guy on our team. ... He was a guy who made some wrong decisions, but he never took anything public, and he never spoke out against anyone on our team. He wasn't a problem. He was more of an inspiration." Currently, Mr. Irvin has high regard for players who are from as he likes to call the University of Miami "the U" as in Frank Gore and Edgerrin James.[1] Daryl Moose Johnston (born February 10, 1966) is a former National Football League fullback who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1989-1999). ... Head Coach Randy Shannon 1st Year, 1-0 Home Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First Year 1926 Athletic Director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Frank Gore (born on May 14, 1983 in Coconut Grove, Florida) is an American football running back who plays for the San Francisco 49ers franchise. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ...


Along with his former Cowboy teammates Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, Irvin was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor on September 19, 2005. Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Irvin became eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He was not selected, however, in 2005 or 2006, his first two years of eligibility. On February 3, 2007, his third year of eligibility, Irvin was finally elected as one of the class of 2007 enshrinees, alongside Thurman Thomas, Bruce Matthews, Roger Wehrli, Charlie Sanders, and Gene Hickerson. Irvin was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 4, 2007 in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Bruce Rankin Matthews (born August 8, 1961) is an American former NFL offensive lineman and a born again Christian. ... Roger Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) was a former National Football League cornerback who played his whole 14-year career with the St. ... Charles Alvin Sanders (born August 25, 1946, Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football player who played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1968-77. ... Robert Eugene (Gene) Hickerson (born February 15, 1935) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the Cleveland Browns in a fifteen year career from 1958 to 1973. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...


Further controversies

A year following his retirement from the NFL, Irvin again was arrested on drug possession charges.[2] In this case, Irvin was in a Dallas apartment with an unrelated woman. Neither answered the door when police drug task force agents arrived with a search warrant. Police entered the apartment forcibly, finding drugs. Irvin and the female were placed under arrest, though charges against Irvin were later dropped.


The promises of a new lifestyle in broadcasting appeared to be short-lived, with Irvin again arrested. In this instance Irvin was pulled over in Plano, Texas for speeding on November 25, 2005. Irvin was arrested on an outstanding warrant on an unpaid speeding ticket in Irving, Texas, but was also cited for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police searched his car and found the marijuana pipe, and plastic bags with marijuana residue[3]. Irvin was arrested for a Class C misdemeanor. He was later released on bond, with ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz saying only that: "We are reviewing the facts of the situation and have no comment at this time." Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...

Two days after his arrest, Irvin appeared on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown", as scheduled, on November 27, 2005. In his on-the-air comments that evening, he stated that he had taken the drug paraphernalia away from a longtime friend who was battling a drug addiction. Irvin told the Associated Press he was trying to help someone close to him get off drugs and cares more about that than his chances of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The next day Irvin said the pipe was in fact his brother's and he (Irvin) was going to throw it out but had forgotten to do so. Image File history File linksMetadata Irvinmug. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


On December 1, 2005, however, ESPN suspended Irvin for the Sunday and Monday Night Countdown shows on December 4 and December 5, 2005.[4] He returned to both shows with no mention or consequence of the past incident. ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...


Controversy continued to follow Irvin when during a November 2006 radio interview on the Dan Patrick show, Irvin joked that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's athletic ability may have been due to African-American heritage, and made references to Romo's maternal relatives being involved with "slave brothers". [5] Irvin later apologized. He explained himself saying, "this is how I joke around with Romo when we're playing basketball. There's a difference from me the player and me the broadcaster". [6] Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Antonio Ramiro Romo (born April 21, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a professional football player in the NFL. He is currently the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. ...


On February 17, 2007, during its late edition of SportsCenter, ESPN announced that Irvin was no longer with the network. ESPN Communications Vice President Josh Krulewitz said of Irvin, "We thank Michael for his contributions to ESPN and wish him well." This article is about the American ESPN show. ...


Personal

Michael Irvin married Sandy Harrell in June, 1990; they have four children. He also has a daughter, Myesha Beyonca, by former girlfriend, Felicia Walker. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


During the mid-1990's, he was nicknamed Michael Lavelle in the Dallas underground club scene; he has subsequently expressed his approval of this moniker.


Irvin's niece, Sandora Irvin, was a standout basketball player at Texas Christian University. On April 16, 2005, Sandora was selected by the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA in their annual draft. She has since then been traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars. This article is about the sport. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The WNBA Draft is an annual draft held by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) through which WNBA teams can select new players from a talent pool of college and professional womens basketball players. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Irvin's cousin, Sedrick Irvin, was an outstanding running back at Michigan State University. Sedrick is Michigan State's 4th all-time career leading rusher with 3,504 rushing yards and was selected in the 4th round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Sedrick Irvin (born March 30, 1978 in Miami, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played running back for two seasons for the Detroit Lions. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Irvin was a co-star in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard, starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. He also was one of the "Pros" on an episode of Pros vs Joes, which puts former pro athletes against average people. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Longest Yard is a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[1] (born February 7, 1965)[2] is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Pros vs Joes is an American physical reality game show. ...


Irvin has now joined The Tetra Companies to form TMI Group as an investor and partner to develop mixed use properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.


On August 4th, 2007, Michael Irvin was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame, delivering a tearful acceptance speech in which he referenced both his life as a football player and the many mistakes he has made in his life. His speech has been praised by many NFL commentators as heartfelt, including those who had been inclined to dislike him.[7]


References

  1. ^ One website presently documenting this alleged assault is Famous Sports Stars.

External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile
  • Michael Irvin profile at NNDB.
  • "Michael Irvin: The Dallas Cowboys Star Fumbles His Private Life, and the World Piles On".
  • Michael Irvin profile at Am I Annoying.com.
  • "Former Cowboys Receiver Irvin Arrested", ESPN, November 27, 2005.
  • "Irvin won't appear on ESPN shows this weekend", ESPN, December 1, 2005.
  • "NFL analyst Michael Irvin no longer with ESPN", ESPN, February 17, 2007.
  • "Michael Irvin Joins Tetra Development Cos", May 22, 2007.

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Irvin also stands alone as the club record holder in terms of most consecutive seasons leading the team in receptions (eight, 1991-98) and most total seasons leading the club in receptions (eight).
Irvin was selected to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl, the most ever by a Dallas receiver, and he was also a finalist for the Miller Lite NFL Player of the Year Award.
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Irvin was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, with the 11th selection in the first round of the 1988 NFL draft.
Irvin was also known as a regular at the "White House", a private pleasure palace near the team's training facility, where he and some Dallas teammates, like lineman Nate Newton, allegedly enjoyed a variety of wanton activities, including drugs and illicit sex.
As Irvin lay motionless on the Veterans Stadium field, he was famously greeted by hostile applause from fans of the rival Philadelphia Eagles, who had grown to despise Irvin and the entire Cowboys' organization[3].
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