Strahan starts a full-time co-hosting gig at Good Morning America in the fall

By Dave Quinn
Updated July 15, 2016 01:45 PM
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Michael Strahan may have been a defensive lineman during his career with the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to throw a football!

The 44-year-old Good Morning America host appeared on The Tonight Show on Thursday night, throwing footballs with host Jimmy Fallon in a game of Facebreakers.

The competition required each to break glass screens emblazoned with each other’s faces on them. Strahan quickly took the lead in the game, mocking Fallon’s throwing skills.

“Are you going to throw every one like that?” he asked Fallon, after one particularly bad toss.

“You played football,” the 41-year-old comedian said later in his defense.

“Yeah, but I hit the guys who threw it – I didn’t throw it,” said Strahan.

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Fallon was able to get a few breaks in for good measure and thanks to some misses by Strahan, it looked like the two were nearly even by the speed round’s end. Sadly, he couldn’t clinch the win.

“After watching you throw it, you need a hug,” Strahan said, embracing the SNL alum before getting doused with water in the late night talk show’s “reverse dunk tank.”

Strahan has been enjoying his summer, traveling with his four kids to London after his surprise exit from Live with Kelly and Michael.

“I’ve been loving it,” he told Fallon of his summer vacation, earlier in the show. “I haven’t had a break in over 20 years. Football’s not a break and since I’ve quit, I’ve had more jobs than I ever imagined.”

The Tonight Show airs weeknights (11:35 p.m. ET) on NBC.