During his NFL career, former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was sacking quarterbacks but in his new one, he'll be co-hosting one of the more popular morning shows in the USA.
Strahan was recently named as Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on "Live with Kelly" after nearly nine months of searching:
Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts Disney ABC Television Group has tried out over the past several months, some as larks (Neil Patrick Harris) and others as serious candidates, including Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, said to have been a finalist despite his denials that he wanted the job.(Courtesy of USA Today)
Strahan, 40, is exactly half Philbin's age, and will keep his current job as co-host of Fox NFL Sunday, commuting to Los Angeles for that weekend gig.