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irvin-at-podium.jpg After being selected for this year’s HOF class, former Cowboys WR Michael Irvin has selected owner and GM Jerry Jones to be his presenter at the induction ceremony. Irvin will follow his QB and the man he affectionately called “the General”, Troy Aikman who was inducted last year. Most certainly, RB Emmitt Smith, the last of the triplets will soon follow his teammates into the Hall of Fame.

Michael Irvin still holds the Cowboys receptions and yardage records and led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles in the ’90’s after being drafted in 1988 out of the University of Miami. He did have some tumultuous times while in Dallas but made five consecutive pro bowls and only follows fellow HOF’er Jerry Rice in most receiving categories.

“There was not one time I ever thought about playing for any man other than Jerry Jones or any other organization other than the Dallas Cowboys,” Irvin told the media at his retirement press conference in 2000.

Irvin was forced to an early retirement due to a cervical spinal injury suffered in the 1999 Philadelphia Eagles game at Verterans Stadium and subsequently being diagnosed with a narrow spinal column.

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