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Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction

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  • Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, shown here in 2008, was a game-changer on the field -- but he made his mark elsewhere with his gregarious personality, gaptoothed smile and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. He became a regular in commercials.

      Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, shown here in 2008, was a game-changer on the field -- but he made his mark elsewhere with his gregarious personality, gaptoothed smile and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. He became a regular in commercials.
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CANTON, Ohio -- Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won't be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday.

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If that's the case, Andre Reed might not make it through Friday. The former Buffalo Bills receiver was having trouble keeping his emotions in check after meeting former teammate, quarterback Jim Kelly, who is battling cancer.

There'll be plenty of emotions given the varied backgrounds of the inductees.

The group includes linebacker Derrick Brooks, offensive tackle Walter Jones, defensive back Aeneas Williams and punter Ray Guy. And also defensive end Claude Humphrey, who retired after the 1981 season.

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