When it was announced this past Wednesday that Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin was undergoing testing for throat cancer, many immediately feared the worst. Irvin revealed the results of those tests on Sunday and had some wonderful news for everyone.
Taking to Instagram, Irvin revealed that the doctors at UCLA Medical informed him that the tests came back "100% clean."
I spoke with Dr St John at UCLA Medical and she has informed me that all test have come back 100!% clean. NO CANCER!!!!!!
Irvin thanked his friends, family, and supporters for helping him get through the fear of a potential cancer diagnosis. You can see his post below:
A member of the 1987 Miami Hurricanes national championship team, earning the nickname "The Playmaker" before going to the NFL, Irvin was drafted No. 11 overall by the Dallas Cowboys in 1988.
He went on to play 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, winning three Super Bowls and earning five Pro Bowl selections during his career. He retired after the 1999 season as the franchise's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.
In 2007, Irvin was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Following his football career, Irvin parlayed his big personality onto the screen in film, television, and as a football analyst.