How tall is Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American former NFL Wide Receiver, who played for The Dallas Cowboys. He says he's a little over 6ft 2.

How tall is Michael Irvin
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Average Guess (39 Votes)
6ft 1.92in (187.8cm)
viper said on 27/Nov/23
Where are these combine sources that have Irvin at 6-2?

All the "combine" sources have him at
6-1-6-1.5 in the newspaper archives
Jtm said on 25/Nov/23
J-Dog said on 25/Sep/23
You seem obsessed with ensuring any celeb is not cited at 6'3" or above in general. It's as if you see yourself at this height and can't accept that there are taller men out there. LOL. Could Irvin has shrunk recently, if at most only marginally.

All combine height sources I have seen for Irvin are 6-2. I know you see me as a general height overrater/overestimater,

what about your comments on Trump, Diesel, and The Rock's page?
viper said on 24/Nov/23
J-dog you're funny.

If that were true why did I advocate for Bo Burnham to be upgraded, or Matthew Fox.

Irvin is 6-1.25-6-1.5
Canson said on 27/Sep/23
@J-Dog: maybe if I was off 6’1.5” but 6’0 looked low. 6’2 is how he appeared or near. Now on tv next to Boris he looks smaller but I would’ve guessed nearer 6’2”. But to be fair to Viper, he guessed Sharpe as 6’2 when he’s 6’1.25”. Maybe thicker footwear
J-Dog said on 25/Sep/23
Viper, you're all over the place. Just look at the comments below. In 2019 you cited Irvin to look at most 6'0". That's ridiculous, LOL! You seem obsessed with ensuring any celeb is not cited at 6'3" or above in general. It's as if you see yourself at this height and can't accept that there are taller men out there. LOL. Could Irvin has shrunk recently, if at most only marginally.

All combine height sources I have seen for Irvin are 6-2. I know you see me as a general height overrater/overestimater, but in this case I gotta' go with @Canson.
Canson said on 21/Sep/20
@Viper: when I saw him in person I guessed 6’2” was right. Maybe it was me wearing a thicker shoe or it not being as much difference but next to 5’9” Emmitt Smith he looked 6’2” ish. Absolutely nothing worse than about 187cm range
mark thompson said on 27/Jul/20
looked taller than terry crews on the longest yard, 6’2 1/4
viper said on 4/Aug/19
6-1.5 absolute most peak like he was listed before the draft
Canson said on 2/Aug/19
@Junior: peak he has to have at least been close to 6’2” if not right at
viper said on 2/Aug/19
Irvin looks 6-0 at most with 5-8 Nelly
viper said on 2/Aug/19
He certainly looks shorter than that Junior.

He looks 6-1 range AT BEST

He was described 6-1-6-1.5 during the draft and looks it
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Aug/19
6'2.75" out of bed and settle down at 6'2.
Canson said on 16/Jul/19
@Viper: I think he’s lost height if he’s 6’1” flat today
Canson said on 15/Jul/19
@Viper: the lowest I could buy is 6’1” and change. I really would have bought 6’2”.
viper said on 12/Jul/19
Canson do you now agree Irvin is 6-1.

Certainly no more than a 186-187cm guy
viper said on 30/May/19
Irvin doesn't look any taller than 6-1
viper said on 30/May/19
Irvin with 5-8 Nelly. Click Here
viper said on 30/May/19
Irvin with 5-11ish Ezekiel Elliot in sandals. Click Here
viper said on 21/May/19
Bowser measured 6-2 3/8 at his pro day
viper said on 21/May/19
Starting to think he's just 6-1.

He was listed at 6-1 everywhere during the draft. With a few 6-1.5 listings.

The 6-2 is in shoes
viper said on 20/May/19
6-2 Tyus Bowser with Irvin.

Click Here
viper said on 10/Apr/19
Yeah, I think it's a shoe height measurement.

He should be listed 6-1.5
viper said on 9/Apr/19
Wouldn't say he's lying. Could be a bit of a mismeasurement and could be very early morning.

He was listed at 6-1 all through the draft.
Canson said on 9/Apr/19
@Rob: to be fair, if he’s lost height today, he may be claiming a shoe height
Canson said on 9/Apr/19
@Viper: I thought he was closer to 6’2” in person but if he’s that then it’s his low and it means that there was more footwear etc
viper said on 8/Apr/19
Rob, are you going to put him at 6-1 1/2
Editor Rob
He claimed he measured a tad over 6ft 2 on that instagram post - is he lying?
viper said on 8/Apr/19
Found a 6-1 1/2 measurement for Irvin.

Click Here
Canson said on 4/Jul/18
@Christian: 6’1.75 is definitely possible but not 6’1”.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jun/18

Yeah, 6'1" is too low for him. Worst case maybe 187 today if he lost height.
Canson said on 20/Jun/18
@Christian and V:

He looked about 6’2 in person. Maybe 6’1.75 is possible but he’s over 6’1” imho
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jun/18

Jackson has some camera advantage over Irvin though.
viper said on 18/Jun/18
I've been hanging around Rickey quite a bit lately. I will say he can at times up close give the illousion of being over 6-1. He could be a strong 6-1, I don't rule it out.
viper said on 18/Jun/18
Wow, was Willie Lanier ever 6-1 or did he just shrink. He only looks 5-10 there
viper said on 17/Jun/18
Looks the same height as 6-1 Rickey Jackson Click Here
Canson said on 29/Apr/18
He’s probably not more than 6’2” flat
Canson said on 27/Apr/18
@Junior: I met him in person years back. I would’ve guessed at about 6’2”.
berta said on 26/Apr/18
his claim is pretty mtuch 6 foot 2 1/8 i can believe that. legit 188 guy
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 9/Feb/18

We don’t know what time of day he measured either. It could’ve been early afternoon where he didn’t hit his lowest yet.
Junior Hernandez said on 9/Feb/18
6'2 literally equals to 187.96cm. Irvin could mean he measure 188-188.2cm but he will came down a flat 6'2. If not wrong stadiometer give 2.5mm more height than measuring tape.
Canson said on 7/Feb/18
@Checker: 187.5 could be possible and 6’2+ morning. When I saw him he looked close to 6’2” in person. I had timbs on if I remember correctly so chance he is may be under the mark too
checker said on 5/Feb/18
Canson, looking through newspapers Irvin was listed at 6'1 on the Miami Hurricane roster.

It could be like Marcus Allen who is listed at 6'1 a lot and was measured at 6'1 3/4 and 6'1 7/8 which really surprised me.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 3/Oct/17
Perfect listing.
Free said on 7/Jun/17
Just shook hands with Ricky Jackson again.

For sure 6-1 Max
Canson said on 3/Jun/17
187.5/188 at his lowest no less
Canson said on 6/May/17
Irvin for sure at his peak was what he claimed a legit 6'2" guy no less than that. He doesn't have good posture today but I can still see him measuring close to that mark even now
Free said on 19/Apr/17
I've met Dawson twice and he looked the same.

Ricky Jackson might have been more 6-1.5, just didn't look a legit 6-2 though
Canson said on 17/Apr/17
@Free: funny story I met Manley when I was younger when he played for the Skins. I'm from norther Virginia Couldn't tell tho because I was a kid but he looked a little shorter than my father who's 6'4" so I'd say he's prob 6'3 solid. Dawson not sure about tho. He's listed 6'3" but could be over by a hair. I've met Terrell Suggs before and he looked a strong 6'3. I know his pre draft was 6'3 3/8 I think. He surely didn't look less than maybe 6'3.25.i only had him by maybe 2-2.5cm
Free said on 15/Apr/17

I really felt a tad shorter than Lin Dawson.

Dude looked more 6-3.5 almost 6-4.

He's like 6-3 Dexter Manley who I think gives off the same impression in pictures
Canson said on 14/Apr/17
@Free: how tall are you? Just curious.
Free said on 13/Apr/17
I've met 2 former NFLers recently.

I met Ricky Jackson who looks 6-1. He's listed at 6-2.

Lin Dawson looked 6-3, and actually more 6-3.5. listed at 6-3
Free said on 13/Apr/17
Irvin and Rice no taller than 6-1 max.

Rice still looks 6-1. Irvin looks 6-0 max today
Canson said on 11/Apr/17
He's still very close to 6'2" if not a full on or what he even claimed a little over. He doesn't have good posture if you look. I've met him and he for sure was not but 5-6cm shorter than me and looked 6'2" in person given the fact I had a footwear advantage on him
Justin said on 10/Apr/17
Look up 6ft2 Jerry Rice with Michael Irvin on google images and the couple of photos of them standing next to each other Michael Irvin appears slightly taller I think 6ft2.3 inches or just under 189cm if I had to guess unless Jerry Rice has shrunk a little
Free said on 1/Apr/17
I struggle to see Irvin at 6-1.

6-1 peak and now 6-0
Canson said on 28/Mar/17
@Free: the worst case imho is he has lost height and measured in shoes to get "a little above" 6'2". Meaning he's 6'1" range barefoot still
Canson said on 25/Mar/17
@Free: I agree on Dez he may be under 6'2 and maybe Irvin was slightly under too. I had a footwear advantage having boots on but I can't see him that low unless something drastic has happened since. Maybe it's poor posture
Yeezy2b said on 24/Mar/17
Irvin looks 5'11-6'0 on his instagram.

6'2 is a sick joke.
Free said on 23/Mar/17
He usually always looks shorter than 6-1 Dez.

He looks shorter than 6-2 Marcus Allen 10 years ago.

He might have been 6-1 when you met him, but not now
Canson said on 22/Mar/17
SO if Irvin is only 6'0" how tall is Dez? They're close in height and Irvin may even be taller. The pics Jonesey posted he is not standing straight that is clear. Like I said I don't upgrade people generally at all and don't hesitate to downgrade (go look at my posts previously). I have no agenda just telling the truth. He even said above a fraction over 6'2". I doubt that's in shoes prime but today maybe he has lost height who knows
Canson said on 22/Mar/17
@Free: again you are using pics to compare someone. So why is your pic any better than the one I posted with Smith and Aikman where it is clear as day and you even said it yourself. I met him years back in the 2000s so maybe he lost height but I doubt almost two inches. He was for sure 6'2 or near 6'2 when I met him (nothing lower than 187cm likely closer to 188). I highly doubt he is only 6'0" tall. And by the way compare him to Deion Sandwes or Jay novacek he looks about 6'2". Some advice for you don't say "you're just wrong" because you don't know. You haven't met him and you are going off pics.
Free said on 22/Mar/17
That Mike Williams pic is the best it gets. Footwear and everything.

Irvin looks no taller than 6-0 with 6-3 Mike Williams and 5-9 Steve Smith. You could actually argue 5-11 range.

Canson you are just wrong. It is what it is. If you can show me more than just aikman and Smith from years ago maybe you would have a more convincing case
gaia said on 21/Mar/17
Michael Irvin really does look no taller than 6'0. Heck he only looks 5'11.5 with 6'3ish Mike Williams.

Canson, you were off by an inch at least. Its fine, nobody is going to be perfect. Ive been off on many. I once thought a 6'8 guy was only 6'6 when I first met him at work. I asked how tall are you, 6'6? He said 6'8, and then upon further looking I realized he really was 6'8.

Irvin was never taller than 6'1. He might have been 6'1 when you met him but hes now 6'0. Clear as day with the pics he has with multiple athletes now.

And that measuring photo he has his shoes on Im sure and still measuring higher than he really is.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/17
6ft2¼ peak maybe, Rob?
Editor Rob
6ft 2 and 1/8th maybe
Canson said on 21/Mar/17
@Jonesey: one thing I will say (look at the basketball players I've commented on) is that I don't upgrade anyone generally or if I don't believe they are the height listed I don't hestitate to downgrade them. But Irvin in person is 6'2" like listed. I had a footwear advantage on him when I met him having on Timbs and had roughly 3" on him so that's putting me around 197-197.5 in boots probably. 3" could also be 2.5-3" as well. I measure 193.9 evening now but used to be 194.1-.2 and I met Irvin in the 2000s so easily still measured it then. But assuming 197 range in shoes that's putting me if Assuming if I too had casual shoes closer to 6'5" barefoot which would give me almost 3" in height over him making him around 6'2". I mean 6'1 7/8 could be just as arguable but when someone is that close and nobody's eye is perfect I give them the benefit of the doubt. I'd list myself 6'4 if I were 6'3 7/8 just like I list myself 6'4 at 6'4 1/3-3/8 now. The latter however is because I if I say 6'4.5 (which I often do I am asked why don't I round to 6'5"). It's because I don't consider myself 6'5" and am happy at 6'4"
Canson said on 21/Mar/17
Click Here

I'd be able to tell if he were only 6'0" or 6'1" standing next to him. Irvin is for sure a full 6'2" when I met him and looks it next to a 6'3" and change Aikman. Now I have not met him or Smith but someone I'm friends with who is 5'11 has met Emitt and in a pic with him had him by a couple inches. I'd put Emmitt 5'9" range
Jonesey said on 19/Mar/17
With 6'4 David Njoku Click Here

With 6'1.5 Rey Maualuga Click Here

Hes 6'0 today. Maybe 6'1 peak.
Jonesey said on 18/Mar/17
With 6'3.5 Mike Williams Click Here
MrTBlack said on 12/Dec/16

If he's taller than Crews then yes, possibly.
Borats Chicken said on 9/Dec/16
rob maybe now you could add troy aikman now?
he looks anywhere to 6'3 to 6'3.5
Canson said on 6/Dec/16
He's closer to 6'2" in person. At least it's how he looked. Remember when someone self proclaims a height it could be possibly first thing in the morning. But looking at him 6'2" is near or at his lowest.
travis said on 5/Dec/16
so that means he 6'2 in a half
Borats Chicken said on 2/Dec/16
give rob the link or some kind of proof that he was really measured 6'2.25
MrTBlack said on 1/Dec/16

I was never convinced Crews was more than 6'2" TBH, if he was about 6'2.5" like Rob thinks, he should almost always be the tallest in most scenes of the movies he stars in.
RP said on 1/Dec/16
For the last time!...the 6'1-5/8" is another Michael Irvin ! Not Michael "The Playmaker" Irvin, who was measured barefoot @ The NFL Combine @ 6'2.25" in (1988) coming out of U of Miami !!!
Borats Chicken said on 1/Dec/16
"Still just a little over 6'2"

Rob, what does really mean? 6'2.25 or 6'2.5?
Editor Rob
if he was 6ft 2.5 he'd have said that, a little for me is 1/8th or maybe 1/4
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 30/Nov/16
Arthur said on 24/Nov/16
If he was measured at 6'1 5/8 then there's no arguing Rob. He could be in shoes for his ''a little over 6'2'' measurement OR, it could have been

''Still just a little UNDER 6'2 so I did not physically grow taller this year''

The latter part of the quote makes more sense with that change too


The 6'1 5/8" measurement is for his son, not him.
Moody said on 30/Nov/16
Aza I think it was just a joke. Or more of a play onto his never quit spirit. The idea that he WOULD hope to keep growing even though it's physically impossible at his age (or any age past your mid 20s) is where the humour lies.

It's vain in the futility not the condescension.
Aza said on 28/Nov/16
His pic looks a bit vain to be he's going a long way to convince all that ' he's stopped growing' but 'he's still happy'.
RP said on 25/Nov/16
MrTBlack, I've always thought Terry Crews was 6'2" even...Irvin did look 0.25" taller than Crews In The Longest Yard. Which I can totally see Irvin @ 6'2.25" & Crews @ 6'2"...Irvin was actually listed @ 6'3" in college @ Miami several times. Then proven to be 6'2" or just a shade over in the NFL. Crews was always listed @ 6'2" & anywhere from 235-248 lbs while in the NFL. IMO...Irvin 6'2.25" & Crews 6'2" ...
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
As listed. Had him by about 3" in person with me wearing Timbs while he was in casual shoes
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Nov/16
I recall reading that Favre was measured at 6'2.4", hence why he gets listed at 6'2" (they round down), despite being able to look 6'2" - 6'3".
Borats Chicken said on 25/Nov/16
@NFL nerd
He was 6'2.5 but gained 1.25 inches like at 19, look at him with brett favre
MrTBlack said on 24/Nov/16
Rob, have you seen him in "the longest yard" with Adam Sandler? He was taller than Terry Crews so either Crews needs downgrade or Irvin needs upgrade.
Editor Rob
I've not watched it since it came out so can't really remember.
NFL nerd said on 24/Nov/16

Troy is only 6'2 1/2?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
Well, Rob you gave Brett Favre that so maybe that range is arguable also for this guy?
Editor Rob
yes Rampage, he had a couple of measurements a little over 6ft 2, I think Favre could look a pretty solid 6ft 2 fella.
RP said on 24/Nov/16
Horse Funk is 100% accurate
Arthur said on 24/Nov/16
If he was measured at 6'1 5/8 then there's no arguing Rob. He could be in shoes for his ''a little over 6'2'' measurement OR, it could have been

''Still just a little UNDER 6'2 so I did not physically grow taller this year''

The latter part of the quote makes more sense with that change too
The Horse of FUNK said on 24/Nov/16
Christian-196.2cm actually brings up a good point, Rob.

When the combine does measurements, if an athlete measures say... 6'1.4" or below, they'll get listed at 6'1". If they're measured at 6'1.5" or more, they'll round up and get listed at 6'2". They round to the nearest half inch, if you get my drift.

I think that "just a little over 6'2" measurement" thing is probably a morning measurement. He's probably 6'1.5" - 6'1.75", a 187cm man.
SportsHeight said on 24/Nov/16
He could've been wearing some thin shoes when he took the measurement for Twitter. That would put him at a bit over 6'2". Or he could've even been wearing athletic shoes if that draft measurement was from the morning and/or he's shrunk a bit.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
Rob, how likely is a little over 6ft2?
Editor Rob
well Rampage, I think the mention about 6ft 1 5/8th previously is for another Michael Irvin...

I think he probably did get measured 1/8th over 6ft 2, but drops to about 6ft 2.
Borats Chicken said on 24/Nov/16
@Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25)
He's like troy aikman who was measured at 6024, but gained 1 to 2 inches
possible that 6'2 1/8th was more like his morning height?
Editor Rob
somewhere between 9 and 12am maybe
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 24/Nov/16
Irvin was measured 6015, or 6ft1 5/8, according to his draft scout profile. Click Here Please downgrade him Rob.
Editor Rob
do you mean he's lying about a little over 6ft 2, surely not!

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