Career years: 1993-2007
Accolades: Super Bowl champion (2007), Defensive Player of the Year (2001), seven-time Pro-Bowler (1997-1999, 2001-2003, 2005), NFL single-season sacks leader (22.5 in 2001)
Last stand: Super Bowl XLII, February 3, 2008, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona: Giants 17 Patriots 14
While many thought that Michael Strahan had more in the tank after winning Super Bowl XLII, he decided to call it quits after leading the underdog Giants to the promised land against Tom Brady's Patriots. Also setting the single-season sacks record with 22.5 back in 2001, perhaps Strahan had accomplished all he could have hoped for during his NFL tenure. You can still get your daily dose of Michael by watching him co-host a morning talk show with Kelly Rippa. Don't lie, you already watch.