(Kieran Darcy, ESPNNEWYORK.com)

Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan is among the 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Strahan is one of six semifinalists who made the cut in their first year of eligibility. The other five are offensive lineman Larry Allen, kicker Morten Andersen (who also spent a season with the Giants), safety John Lynch, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, and defensive tackle Warren Sapp.

Former Giants coach Bill Parcells and former Giants general manager George Young are also among the 27 semifinalists.

Strahan played 15 season in the NFL, from 1993 to 2007, all with Big Blue. He owns the NFL's single-season sack record, with 22.5 in 2001. And he is fifth on the NFL career sack list, with 141.5.

The list of 15 finalists will be announced in early January. The Class of 2013 will be revealed on Saturday, Feb. 2, the day before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. - ESPN
New York Giants 2nd Round Pick, 40th Overall
Debuted: 1993
Ended: SB Champion

Career highlights and awards

7 Pro Bowl selection (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
4 First-Team All-Pro selection (1997, 1998, 2001, 2003)
2 Second-Team All-Pro selection (2002, 2005)
Super Bowl champion (XLII)
2 NFC Champion (2000, 2007)
2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
2 NFC Defensive Player of the Year (2001, 2003)
NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year (2003)
100 Sacks Club
NFL Record 22.5 sacks in single season* (Deacon Jones of the L.A. Rams had 26 sacks in 1967, and 24 in 1968, but a sack was not yet an official NFL stat.)
Holds New York Giants franchise record for career sacks (141.5)
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
Member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor
Ranked 99th by The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players