Michael Strahan’s Dog Enzo ‘Thinks the Car’ is His Birthday Gift in New Series of Snaps

by Thad Mitchell

Once one of the most feared pass rushers in the National Football League, Michael Strahan has settled into a comfortable post-football life.

Michael Strahan was able to put his charm and charisma to use after his playing days came to an end. In a great success story, he’s turned himself into one of the most popular success stories in entertainment history. From “Good Morning America,” to co-hosting with Kelly Ripa, to Fox NFL Sundays, there is not much that Strahan hasn’t done. Strahan is currently the co-host of GMA along with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolous. The big guy has also hosted a game show and has two daytime Emmy Awards wins in his television career.

Of course, all of this is on top of a Hall of Fame career in the NFL where he was a dominant defender. Michael Strahan played for the New York Giants throughout his entire career — a rarity for today’s players. His professional football accolades are numerous, capped off with his induction to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2004.

When he isn’t being one of the most interesting and successful human beings on earth, Michael Strahan is a pretty laid back guy. On Saturday, he took to social media to wish his best four-legged friend a very happy birthday. He also includes a few photos of his pup, Enzo, in his weekend Instagram post.

“Happy birthday, Enzo!” he writes in the post’s caption space. “Best lap dog and friend! Yes, he thinks the car is his birthday gift!”

Michael Strahan Gives Birthday Love to His Pup

As with most things Michael Strahan does, his social media post brought in a lot of attention. Several New York Giants and other football fans quickly chime in to wish the pup a special day.

“This is just too funny,” a social media user writes in the comments. “What a beautiful and healthy looking pup! Happy Birthday, Enzo!”

“He looks like a healthy and happy dog,” another fan writes. “I know you treat him right! Happy bday Enzo!”

Michael Strahan played his collegiate football at Texas Southern University, where he was an All-American player. In his senior season, he set a school record by recording 19 sacks and 32 tackles for a loss. Through four seasons at the school, he would record 41 sacks overall.

After his college playing days were over, he declared for the NFL as a high-end prospect. Combining size, speed and intelligence, Michael Strahan was considered an elite prospect. He was selected by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1993 NFL draft. He would go on to be one of the most decorated players ever for the New York Giants. The team retired his number 92 jersey in 2020.