January 23 (UPI) — good morning america When Fox NFL Sunday Host Michael Strahan received the 2,744th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, becoming the first sports entertainment star to earn the honor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a statement: “We are extremely excited to be inducting Michael Strahan’s first sports entertainment star.
“Sports fans will be thrilled to see their favorite athletes in the entertainment business earn stars.Michael’s extensive background in sports and sportscasting adds him to the famous sidewalk.” It is the best choice for
Martinez hosted the ceremony, along with former NFL player-turned-TV and film star Terry Crews and SMAC co-founder and CEO Constance Schwartz Morini in attendance to support Strahan.
Strawn also $100,000 Pyramidin collaboration with SMAC and ABC.
The gold standard in a crowded field of former NFL players turned TV personalities, podcasters and pundits, Strahan also has an eponymous menswear brand, skincare and boys’ lines in its seven-year history. Added.
Schwartz-Morini recalled how she and Strahan met in 2006 when Strahan recorded the song “Brinks Truck” with Randy Travis for a country compilation album for the NFL. She was working in the NFL at the time. Her Strawn rose when she retired in 2007.
“In the mid 90’s [NFL executive] Tracy Perlman and I had secured lists of players to participate in NFL Jams and Country Albums, but you were the only one who had to participate in both.
“But that’s you. An achiever who’s not afraid to step out of your comfort zone, try new things, do it your way, and break down barriers for the people behind you.” .”
Crewe is honored to speak on behalf of his friend at the ceremony.
“Nothing epitomizes stardom more than Michael Strahan. We were former athletes and we were sitting and talking and you said, ‘Hey, should we try this Hollywood thing?’ I found your personality, who you are, and your smile absolutely charming.
“As a black man, as an athlete, every American should strive to be like you. The one word I have for Michael Strahan is integrity,” Cruz added.
“When I was going through the most miserable period of my career, Mike was the only person I could call. Not only did he support me, he put me on the platform.” So I was able to tell my story the way I needed it.
“I will never forget the honesty he showed during this time in my life and everyone who is here for him already knows that.”
Strahan, 51, said in a statement that in life everyone wants to feel valued.
“I was a child who was seen in many ways. When I was working in the kitchen washing dishes, cutting grass, moving furniture, I was always seen as purposeful. No,” he said. The audience watching from the holding area near the newest star’s location on Hollywood Boulevard.
“I felt like I was seen as worthless in a way,” he added. “I’ve always wanted to make people around me feel purposeful and worthy.”
The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, who spent a 15-year football career with the New York Giants, says the concept of teams is also important to him.
He listed his parents, including his mother, Louise, and late father, Jean, who attended the ceremony. The two had been married for over 60 years.
He said his father instilled values in him and tries to recreate his role as a father of four. His three daughters, Tanita, Isabella and Sophia, attended the ceremony along with his mother.
“I never thought I would be on TV. President Godwin and several Fox executives confirmed they were in attendance.
“I’ve learned that with all the jobs you have, you can go to work and enjoy it. Fox NFL Sunday“In all my 15 years, I’ve walked by that studio and never had a Sunday where I said I wanted to go somewhere else. I mean it with all my heart, ever and ever.”
Strahan concluded his remarks by saying that after nearly dropping out of college, pursuing a career had two purposes, and that his parents wouldn’t let him do it.
“I wanted to make my mom and dad proud, and my kids by extension. I think I did.”
He added, “This is not just my name [the plaque]This is the whole Strahan family.”
His ABC co-hosts Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Fox NFL Sunday Hosts Jay Glazer, Kurt Menefee, Howie Long, rap star Wiz Khalifa, entertainment tonight Host Kevin Frazier was also there to support Strawn.