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But that's not exactly the case for the Cypress Ranch co-defensive coordinator. The ring instead symbolizes the 30-year-old's rollercoaster of a football career, how important it is the cherish the little things and how one can learn from adversity.
For a long time, he was the other Steve Smith.
But now, the former Giants receiver isn’t even the most famous member of his own football family.
In an appearance on The John Murphy Show Tuesday night, Pepper Johnson described his first ever team meeting with Parcells and the Giants in 1986.
“He told us all that he didn’t need any of us,” Johnson remembered. “That’s how he started it off. He said the New York Giants didn’t need any of these guys. They had made it to the playoffs–this is a train, a locomotive, and it’s steamrolling. His best advice to us was if you got enough speed and enough heart, then catch on to the caboose, because this train is moving.”
The average audience for Super Bowl XLVIII increased to 112.2 million viewers, up from 111.5 million reported the day before, according to final Nielsen numbers released Tuesday.
The old number was already record-breaking for viewers watching the Seattle Seahawks' dominant 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos 43-8. It was the most watched of any television program in U.S. history.
After starring at Westbury High School, Texas Southern University was the only school that offered Strahan a scholarship to play football. Focus, determination and hard work propelled him to be drafted in 1993 by the New York Giants. He would spend the next 15 years carving out a hall of fame worthy career that included a Super Bowl championship, a Defensive Player of the Year award,seven Pro Bowls, and breaking the NFL single-season record with 22.5 sacks.
“We are extremely proud of Strahan’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” said Dr. John Rudley, Texas Southern University president. “This honor is just further proof that ‘Excellence in Achievement’ is more than a mantra at Texas Southern, it is a way of life.”
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