Michael Irvin Bio, Age, Cancer, Son, Stats, Suits, Jersey, Net worth, 2023

Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin Biography

Michael Jerome Irvin, popularly known as Michael Irvin is a retired American football player, actor, and sports commentator. Irvin played college football at the University of Miami, then for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) for his entire pro athletic career (1988-1999), which ended due to a spinal cord injury.

Michael Irvin nickname is “The Playmaker” due to his inclination for making big plays in big games during his college and pro careers. He is one of three key Cowboys offensive players who helped the team attain three Super Bowl wins.

This has named him one of “The Triplets” along with Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. He is also a former broadcaster for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL Network. In 2007, he was the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Net Worth

According to celebrity net-worth he has a net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2023.

Michael Irvin Age

Michael Irvin was born as Michael Jerome Irvin on March 5, 1966. He is now at the age of 57 years old as of 2023.

Parents |Family

Michael Irvin is the son of Walter a roofer and Primitive Baptist minister) and Pearl Irvin.

Wife |Sandy Harrel | kids| Chelsea| Michael Jr | Elijah

Michael Irvin longtime wife is Sandy Harrell for almost three decades. They tied the knot on June 23rd, 1990 and together they have three children; a daughter Chelsea and two sons Michael Jr and Elijah.

His wife, Sandy is also a stepmother to Michael’s daughter, Myesha Beyonca, from a previous relationship with former girlfriend, Felicia Walker.

Michael Irvin with his wife Sandy Harrel

Michael Irvin Son | Michael Irvin jr

Miami sophomore tight end Michael Irvin Jr. has been suspended indefinitely. Irvin, the son of former Miami receiver and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, did not attend Miami’s win over Syracuse on Saturday.

According to coach Mark Richt, the suspension is due to Irvin not handling business off the field. “Irvin just hasn’t done what he’s do off the field, and until he does, we won’t let him play,” said Richt.

He wasn’t starting for the Hurricanes, but he played in the team’s first five games, catching three passes for 39 yards. Irvin was a three-star member of Miami’s 2016 recruiting class.

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Michael Irvin Longest Yard

This is a movie which cast includes several WWE superstars: The Great Khali (Dalip Singh), “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, and Bill Goldberg. It also includes former professional football players Michael Irvin, Terry Crews, Bill Romanowski, and Brian Bosworth, plus Singer and Rapper Nelly.

College Career

The 15th of 17 siblings, Irvin was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A Christian, he first attended Piper High School then went on to become a football star at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

He was heavily recruited by the University of Miami to play for the Miami Hurricanes, one of the top collegiate football programs in the nation. At Miami, under coach Jimmy Johnson, Irvin set school records for career receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions.

He was a member 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, the 1988 Orange Bowl, against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners.

Irvin skipped his final year of eligibility at Miami and declared for the 1988 NFL Draft. Irvin was into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2000..

Michael Irvin Rookie Card

Michael Irvin has three rookie cards, all of which were during a period of overproduction. They are found in 1989 Pro Set, 1989 Score and 1989 Topps.

As with many rookie cards from this era, the real values are found in higher-grade cards. His Score card is the most popular. Even PSA 10 examples can be purchased for less than $50.

Michael Irvin Hall Of Fame

Michael Irvin was into the Hall of Fame on August 4, 2007 in Canton, Ohio. Irvin became one of three former NFL players with Cowboys ties for induction into the 2007 class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, all of whom were inducted at a February 2008, ceremony in Waco, Texas.

On October 14, 2007, Michael Irvin accepted his Hall of Fame ring at Texas Stadium during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys–New England Patriots game.

In his speech, he proposed to Commissioner Roger Goodell that all drafted rookies will have a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to better understand their football history.


Michael Irvin Miami Speech

Dallas Cow boys

Michael Irvin was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 11th selection in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft. Irvin became the first rookie receiver in Cowboys’ history to start a season opener in 20 years, in which he caught his first career touchdown.

The Cowboys’ misfortunes the following year as they finished with a 1-15 record, the worst in franchise history, while injuries limited Irvin to only six games, after he was on a pace to gain more than 1,000 receiving yards, until tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against the San Francisco 49ers and being placed on the injured reserve list.

Along the way, the Cowboys made four straight appearances in the NFC Championship Game 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 franchise records for receptions and receiving yards, while also scoring 10 touchdowns and setting an NFL record with 11 games with over 100 yards receiving.

He added seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game en route to the Cowboys’ third Super Bowl win in a span of four seasons. Irvin is the only player to play for each of the first four Cowboys coaches since the team has been together with Jerry Jones.

Irvin officially announced his retirement after Dave Campo became the fifth Cowboys coach, but Irvin never played on the field for Campo.

Michael Irvin Statistics

NFL career statistics
Year Team Games Receiving Rushing
G GS Rec Yards Avg Long TD Att Yds TD Long

  • 1988 DAL 14 10 32 654 20.4 61 5 1 2 0 2
  • 1989 DAL 6 6 26 378 14.5 65 2 1 6 0 6
  • 1990 DAL 12 7 20 413 20.7 61 5 0 0 0 0
  • 1991 DAL 16 16 93 1,523 16.4 66 8 0 0 0 0
  • 1992 DAL 16 14 78 1,396 17.9 87 7 1 -9 0 -9
  • 1993 DAL 16 16 88 1,330 15.1 61 7 2 6 0 9
  • 1994 DAL 16 16 79 1,241 15.7 65 6 0 0 0 0
  • 1995 DAL 16 16 111 1,603 14.4 50 10 0 0 0 0
  • 1996 DAL 11 11 64 962 15.0 61 2 0 0 0 0
  • 1997 DAL 16 16 75 1,180 15.7 55 9 0 0 0 0
  • 1998 DAL 16 15 74 1,057 14.3 51 1 1 1 0 1
  • 1999 DAL 4 4 10 167 16.7 37 3 0 0 0 0
    Career 159 147 750 11,904 15.9 87 65 6 6 0 9

Michael Irvin Motivational Quotes

  • You tell everyone or anyone that has ever doubted, thought they didn’t measure up or wanted to quit – look up get up and don’t ever give up.
  • I can attack a man’s weakness and beat him. Or I can attack a man’s strengths and break him.
  • Great leaders have to know when to divide that line from being selfless to being selfish, and he perfectly chose the time to be selfish and made plays.
  • I can’t write my life story without Emmitt and Troy. They can’t write their life stories without me. We’re here together forever. This is a day to remember for the rest of our lives.
  • Through the times I’ve gone through the last couple of weeks – and I’m still trying to help a friend – I got attacked pretty hard through the media, and it hurt and it was devastating, but I really found out who was with me and who was there for me.

                   Breaking News

Michael Irvin says he underwent testing for throat cancer

Michael Irvin announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he underwent tests to see if he has throat cancer.

“This daemon (sp) has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life. So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement,” Irvin wrote. “ My Faith tells me whenever you face great fear you go to your greatness power. Mine is God.

“I am asking all who will. Could you please send up a prayer to help my family and I deal with whatever the results may be? Thanks for your thoughts and prayers in advance. I will continue to pray for your fams protection and prosperity as well. May God Bless us all.”

Michael Irvin  said he lost his voice after being so elated when the Cowboys beat the Saints 13-10 on Nov. 29, and that the problem persisted for two more months. Irvin said he went to some of the best throat doctors who thought it would be wise to schedule a throat biopsy. source:

Michael Irvin discloses biopsy taken on throat: http://www.sportingnews.com