Michael Irvin

#88 Michael Irvin

Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver 1988-1999

Superstar Cowboy Receiver Michael Irvin’s Bio

Date of birth: March 5, 1966
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg)
College: University of Miami
NFL Draft 1988 / Round 1 / Pick 11

Cowboys Hall of Fame Wide  Receiver Michael Irvin Career Highlights

Pro Bowls 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Honors 1992 Pro Bowl MVP,
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Michael Irvin:

Out of the University of Miami, Michael Irvin was the 11th selection of the Dallas Cowboys in the first round in the 1988 National Football League draft. His consistent ability to achieve at the highest level established his place among the game’s elite receivers.

During his stellar career, Irvin etched his name in the NFL record books and in Dallas Cowboys history. When he departed the NFL Irvin owned or was tied for 20 Cowboys receiving records. He was selected to five Pro Bowls between 1991-98.

Irvin, always a clutch player was Troy Aikman’s go-to-guy on third or fourth down attempts. His performance in the postseason was every bit as impressive as his consistent play throughout the regular season.

In 1999, Irvin was forced into early retirement when he sustained a non-life threatening cervical spinal cord injury in a game. Michael Irvin was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2005 along with fellow teammates Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith.

Michael Irvin’s Career Receiving Stats

Receiving
Year Rec Yds Avg TD
1988 32 654 20.4 5
1989 26 378 14.5 2
1990 20 413 20.7 5
1991 93 1523 16.4 8
1992 78 1396 17.9 7
1993 88 1330 15.1 7
1994 79 1241 15.7 6
1995 111 1603 14.4 10
1996 64 962 15.0 2
1997 75 1180 15.7 9
1998 74 1057 14.3 1
1999 10 167 16.7 3
Career 750 11904 15.9 65

Fun Fact about Michael Irvin:

Irvin is the only player to play for each of the first four Cowboys coaches (Landry, Johnson, Switzer and Gailey). Irvin officially announced his retirement after Dave Campo became the 5th Cowboys coach, but Irvin never played on the field for Campo.

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