Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Michael Irvin is entering his third season as a guest analyst on SHOWTIME’s INSIDE THE NFL bringing his insider’s expertise to the table alongside Phil Sims, Boomer Esiason, Brandon Marshall and returning host James Brown.
Irvin was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1988 after leading University of Miami to a national championship in 1987. He became the first rookie receiver in Cowboys’ history to start a game in 20 years. He was known as “The Playmaker” for his penchant for making big plays in big games. He was also known as one of “The Triplets” along with Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, who highlighted the Cowboys offense that won three Super Bowls (XXVII, XXVIII & XXX) for the franchise.
Over the course of his 12 seasons in the NFL (1988–99), he set the NFL single-season record recording eleven straight 100-yard games in 1995, logged over 11,900 receiving yards, caught 65 touchdowns and was named to five straight Pro Bowls.
Irvin was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the National Football League Hall of Fame in 2007. He received the National Football League Alumni Award as Wide Receiver of the Year in 1991.
Following his retirement, Irvin was hired by Fox Sports Network as an analyst on NFL THIS MORNING in 2002. He worked for ESPN from 2003-2007 on SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN. Irvin then joined the NFL Network broadcast team in the fall of 2009.
Most recently, Irvin coached and led to victory his 2015 & 2016 Pro Bowl teams.
He’s the founder of the Playmakers Academy, a nonprofit organization that aims to help children and teenagers to develop the necessary life skills they need to succeed on-and-off the football field.
Irvin currently resides in Plano, Texas and commutes to NYC to tape INSIDE THE NFL.
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