Over the weekend, our September cover guy Michael Strahan was inducted into the Pro Footbal Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, alongside Claude Humphrey, Derrick Brooks, Aeneas Williams, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, and Ray Guy.
The former New York Giant made an impressive induction speech. Check it out in its entirety below, and click through for five highlihts from the dais.
When Strahan was growing up, his siblings called him Bob, which stood for "Booty on Back," because, as he admits himself in the speech, he was a "husky" and "big-boned" 13-year-old kid. When he got tired of the taunts, he realized that this was the first time in his life that he could change his own course, take responsibility for his own situation, and make changes. He did so by buying Jane Fonda tapes, and high-kicked and side-kicked himself into action. This led him to follow the Herschel Walker training program, which caught the eye of his father, who then took him to the gym. So began the journey that saw him end up in Canton over the weekend.