Michael Strahan Donates New Helmets to Alma Mater’s Football Team
In SummaryThe HBCU alum gifted the entire football team new, top of the line helmets.
Call it generosity or a heads-up play, but NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, an alum of the HBCU Texas Southern University, has gifted the entire football team new helmets.
The school wore their new helmets against North American University on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Texas Southern was gracious for the donation by the star football player turned TV personality.
“The Department of the Athletics and the Tiger football program is elated to receive this donation from Michael Strahan,” Texas Southern athletic director Kevin Granger said in a statement. “From one TSU alum to another, I want to thank him personally for his generosity and support of our football program.”
The helmets are the top of the line Riddell Speedflex model, which is up to the standards of NFL and NFLPA annual safety tests.
Strahan is an analyst for Fox’s NFL coverage and is a host on “Good Morning America.” He was a second-round pick in the 1993 NFL draft by the New York Giants from Texas Southern University.
While at TSU, Strahan set a school record and led the country with 19 sacks in his senior season.
“I want to send a huge shout out and thank you to Michael Strahan for taking care of his alma mater with the donation of the new helmets,” Texas Southern coach Clarence McKinney said.