Michael Irvin joins as a principal in IF Motivated, LLC. Michael, the 15th of 17 children, was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and, although as a young boy he may not have had financial resources, Michael had the blessings of family. He learned at an early age that in order to succeed, you must have a plan. With the guidance of his Mom, Dad, and key people along the way, Michael’s plan for playing football was a true success, becoming a champion at every level. From high school, to the National Championship at the University of Miami, to three Super Bowl victories with the Dallas Cowboys, Michael established himself as true leader – he is remembered on the field as a consummate teammate and has been described as the epitome of a leader. Michael was voted to five Pro Bowls, inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2005, and later into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Indeed, Michael’s position as an elite wide receiver was cemented by his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Following his football career, Michael’s plan did not stop. Michael transitioned into the television and movie studio, embracing the opportunity with sharp focus. Michael employs the work ethic he displayed on the field to his off-the-field opportunities – training his skills to continually evolve and develop. Michael earned an Emmy Award in 2006 as part of the ESPN NFL Countdown Show and, today, continues to employ his accomplished analyst skills on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football and NFL GameDay Morning. Michael has appeared in several movies, including starring along side Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in The Longest Yard. Michael also welcomed the chance to convert his on the field moved to dancing moves in Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.
Most recently, Michael has complimented his on screen work, with a focus on his passion off screen: education. To succeed, Michael recognized that his skill in building successful football teams can be applied to building successful business teams. Michael has partnered with a new “quarterback” and looks forward to building a champion.
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