Michael Irvin is a former professional wide receiver. Irvin played college football at the University of Miami and was also a member of their legendary 1987 national championship team.
Irvin set multiple school records for career receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions. Irvin was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He spent his entire 12-year NFL career with the team, before it ended due to a spinal cord injury. Irvin was known for making big plays in big games during his college and pro careers. He is one of three key Cowboys offensive players who helped the team attain three Super Bowl wins. he is known as one of "The Triplets" along with fellow NFL legends Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. His best season was in 1995, when he set franchise records for receptions and receiving yards, while also scoring 10 touchdowns and setting an NFL record with 11 games with over 100 yards receiving. He added seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game en route to the Cowboys' third Super Bowl win in a span of four seasons.
He is a former broadcaster for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL Network. In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars in 2009.