Hall of Fame bylaws require that a player or a coach must have last been active at at least five full seasons before being eligible for consideration. There are 13 individuals among the 2013 modern-era nominees who are eligible for the first time:
Sam Adams, DT, Larry Allen, G, Morten Andersen, K, Priest Holmes, RB, John Lynch, S, Keenan McCardell, WR, Steve McNair, QB, Tom Nalen, C, Jonathan Ogden, T, Warren Sapp, DT, Michael Strahan, DE, Ted Washington, DT/NT, Bryant Young, DE
There are 127 individuals in total that are eligible for enshrinement. Other Giant notables on the modern-era eligible list: George Young, Bill Parcells, Phil Simms, Tiki Barber, Sean Landeta, OJ Anderson and Bill Arnsparger.
Also on the list is SNY analyst and Jets legendary DL Joe Klecko. The final vote will take place on February 2nd, the day before the Super Bowl.
Strahan played for the Giants from 1993-2007. He played in 216 regular-season games, nine more than any other player in franchise history (Howard Cross, 2007). Strahan’s 141.5 sacks are a Giants record and nine more than Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (though Taylor’s 9.5 sacks as a rookie in 1981 don’t count in his total, since sacks didn’t become an official statistics until the following season).
In 2001, Strahan set the single-season record with 22.5 sacks. He was a captain of the Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl XLII championship team. Strahan retired after that season and is currently a studio analyst for FOX and recently became a co-host with Kelly Ripa of “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”