Michael Irvin


Michael Irvin Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Michael Irvin stands at 6 feet, 2 inches.

    • Michael joined many of his other teammates including Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Daryl Johnston and more as different Cowboys to be or were sports commentators on television.

    • Irvin was a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys.

    • The Dallas Cowboys have not won or played in the Super Bowl since Michael Irvin was still in the league.

    • Michael Irvin announced his retirement (in the NFL) after Dave Campo became the fifth Cowboys head coach. Irvin, though, never played on the field for Campo.

    • In 1995, Irvin set an NFL record with 11 games with over 100 yards receiving.

    • Irvin appeared [but did not play] at the 2006-2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

    • Michael Irvin won an NCAA Football championship under Head Coach Jimmy Johnson. Michael Irvin also won two Super Bowls under Cowboys' head coach, Jimmy Johnson.

    • After Irvin was arrested in 1996, he was put on four years of probation.

    • At a hotel, when Irvin was celebrating his 30th birthday, he was arrested for charges of having cocaine possession.

    • On February 2007, ESPN announced that Michael Irvin, who had been an NFL analyst for ESPN since 2003, was no working for their network.

    • On 2002, he got hired by Fox Sports Net as an analyst on NFL This Morning.

    • He teams up with Southwest Airlines and makes it possible for 100 children to spend a day at training camp.

    • After his arrestment, he got a $10,000 fine, in addition to eight hundred hours community service.

    • During his NFL career, Michael Irvin was last noted to be 6'2" and weight 207 pounds.

    • Michael Irvin became the first rookie receiver in Cowboys history to start a game.

    • Father: Walter Irvin, Sr.
      Mother: Pearl Irvin
      Willie Pearl Irvin
      Willie James Irvin
      Walter Irvin, Jr.
      Ray Anthony Irvin
      Vaughn Richard Irvin (twin)
      Don Raymond Irvin (twin)
      Derrick Lamar Irvin
      Alice Jean Irvin
      Sheila Marie Irvin
      Janet Lynn Irvin
      Rosalind Rene Irvin
      Sharon Delores Irvin
      Laverne Denise Irvin
      Lisa Michelle Irvin
      Patricia Ann Irvin
      Brenda Elaine Irvin

    • Michael Irvin's 2nd year in the NFL resulted in a franchise worst, 1-15 record, and due to injuries, he was limited to only six games that season.

    • Michael Irvin finished his rookie season in the NFL with a 20.4 average yards per catch, which led the NFC.

    • Michael Irvin was part of the 1987 University of Miami football team that won the National Championship game. He also made one of the most legendary plays at University of Miami that year, by scoring on a 73-yard-pass from Steve Walsh in the fourth quarter against Florida State.

    • Playing college football at the University of Miami in Florida, Michael Irvin set many school records with 143 total receptions, 2,423 total receiving yards, and 26 total touchdown receptions.

    • He has 9 sisters and 7 brothers.

    • He is also a former broadcaster for ESPN's NFL Countdown.

    • Michael Irvin ended his career [1999] with 47 games with over 100 reception yards, that remains to be third in NFL history.


      Receptions: 750
      Receiving Yards: 11,904
      Touchdowns: 65

    • Michael Irvin's NFL Football career lasted from 1988-1999, and every year was spent with the Dallas Cowboys.

    • Michael Irvin was named MVP of the 1992 Pro-Bowl. [following the 1991 season]

    • Michael Irvin was selected to five Pro-Bowls, two more than any wide receiver in NFL history.

    • In the fifth game of the 1999 season, Michael Irvin was tackled hard to the ground at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia by an Eagle, and that happened to be his final play of his career.

    • In the 1988 NFL Draft, Michael Irvin was drafted in the first round, as pick #11.

    • Michael Irvin jersey number for the Dallas Cowboys was #88.

    • In 1996 Irvin was suspended by the NFL for the first 5 games of the season because of a drug posession charge. In the final 11 games he still managed to catch for 962 yards.

    • Though Dallas lost in the NFC Championship game to the San Francisco 49ers in 1994, Irvin had one of the most successful games of his career. He had 12 catches for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns.

    • He proceeded to break his own team records with 111 receptions and 1,603 receiving yards.

    • Michael Irvin, half back Emmitt Smith and quarterback Troy Aikman were the driving force behind the Cowboys for the majority of the 90's and are known around Dallas and the NFL community as "the Triplets."

    • Though Irvin's name made the list for the 2006 inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame he was denied admittance. Though actions off the field are not mean to have any bearing on Hall of Fame acceptance, it is generally agreed his denial was because of his off the field drug problems.

    • On Oct. 22, 2001, Irvin was the first guest on ESPN's short-lived Unscripted with Chris Connelly.

  • Quotes

    • Michael Irvin: I didn't always know, but I always wanted to. I always wanted to be the best receiver the Cowboys ever had. That was my goal coming in as a rookie and my goal throughout my career: being the best they had ever had, going up in the Ring of Honor.

    • Michael Irvin: I can't write my life's story without Troy and Emmitt. They can't write their life stories without me. We're tied together forever.