Michael Strahan is born in Houston, Texas to Gene and Louise. His father, is in the military and they live in Germany the majority of his childhood. He is sent to Texas, and begins playing football.
My senior year, my dad says, ‘I’m sending you to Houston—I think you’re good enough to get a football scholarship,’ ” he tells me. “I didn’t necessarily understand the game. I didn’t understand the technique. I had the work ethic, and I had the desire, but I didn’t have anything else. I had to figure it out.