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NFL great Michael Strahan won his final game as a player as the New York Giants upset Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

That was the greatest day ever … until May of this year!

That’s when the future Hall of Fame defensive end had another big day: He got engaged to Nicole Murphy, and the pilot for his TV show, Brothers, was picked up.

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“It was a pretty great day,” Strahan’s manager said.

Strahan popped the question to Murphy (ex-wife of actor Eddie Murphy) on a beach in the Bahamas with a stunning canary yellow and white diamond ring.

“I have a great relationship and she’s a great girl,” says Strahan, who has four children from his previous marriage to Jean Strahan, who he divorced in 2007.

“I don’t like to talk much about my private life, but I’m really happy.”

Murphy, who has five children with her ex, wouldn’t comment about the plans for her future with Strahan. But he says that though they’ve talked about it, “There aren’t any plans for kids … We’ve got nine between us already.”

No date has been set for their wedding, but in mid-September, FOX will premiere Brothers, in which he Strahan plays, fittingly, a former NFL superstar dealing with post-gridiron life. Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, CCH Pounder and Carl Weathers co-star.