Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman


11/21/1966, West Covina, California, USA

Birth Name

Troy Kenneth Aikman


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Troy was an NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He currently works as a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is a joint owner of the NASCAR Nextel Cup racing team, Hall of Fame Racing. He is considered by many as one of the best NFL quarterbacks…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Troy's name is included in the song Ohio (Come Back To Texas).

    • Troy played only one game for Oklahoma in college. His leg was broken in this game, against the Jimmy Johnson coached Miami Hurricanes. He sat out for the remainder of the season while the team reverted to the Wishbone formation, making Troy useless. Switzer oversaw his transfer to UCLA.

    • Troy had a small cameo as himself in the film Jerry Maguire. He can be seen, in Cowboys garb, warming up for the game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    • Troy was drafted out of high school by the MLB's New York Mets, but he opted to pursue a career in football and went to OU.

    • Troy Aikman, half back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irvin were the driving force behind the Cowboys for the majority of the 90's and are known around Dallas and the NFL community as "the Triplets."

    • Troy was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor along with teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith on September 19, 2005 at the half-time of the Dallas game against the Redskins.

    • Troy was able to play for his college coach at Oklahoma, Barry Switzer who moved to Dallas in a somewhat controversial move, in the 1994-1997 seasons.

    • Troy was once named the most eligible bachelor in Dallas by Texas Monthly before he married former Cowboys employee Rhonda Worthey in 2000. He was previously linked to actresses Sandra Bullock and Janine Turner, and country singer Lorrie Morgan. he and his wife have two daughters, Jordan and Alexa.

    • On February 4, 2006, Troy was one of the six players announced to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    • In high school, made All-State in both football and baseball, and his school retired his football jersey.

    • Troy lived in Cerritos, California, until he was 12 years old, when his family moved to Oklahoma.

    • Troy was the youngest of three children.

    • Troy was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on February 26, 2002.

    • Troy finished his professional career with 32,942 total passing yards and completed 2,898 passes on 4,715 attempts (61.5%). He also threw for 165 touchdowns.

    • In 1996, Troy set Dallas Cowboy club records with 156 passing attempts without an interception.

    • In 1994, Troy set an NFC Championship game records for attempts, completions, and passing yards in a 38-28 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

    • In 1994, Troy set the record for the longest play from scrimmage in playoff history with a 94-yard TD pass to Alvin Harper against the Green Bay Packers.

    • Troy set an NFL rookie-record with 379 yards passing against the Phoenix Cardinals.

    • Troy made All-Pro Selection in four different years.

    • Troy was the winningest quarterback of any decade in NFL history; he had 90 victories in the '90s.

    • Troy was the MVP winner of Super Bowl XXVII (1993).

    • Troy is one of only three quarterbacks in NFL history with at least three Super Bowl victories.

    • Troy led Dallas to four consecutive NFC championship games (1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995).

    • Troy led Dallas to consecutive Super Bowl titles in 1992 and 1993 and another in 1995.

    • Troy was the #1 pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by Dallas Cowboys.

    • Troy's career rushing stats are 327 carries for 1,016 yards and nine touchdowns.

    • Troy was MVP of the 1988 Cotton Bowl.

    • In 1988, Troy was named the College Quarterback of the Year.

    • In 1988, Troy won the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.

    • In 1988, Troy was a Heisman Trophy Finalist.

    • Troy won the Henry R. "Red" Sanders Trophy in 1988.

    • Troy was named to The Sporting News All-America Team in 1988.

    • Troy was named the MVP of the Aloha Bowl in 1987.

    • Troy was the PAC 10 Offensive Player of the Year in 1987.

    • Troy was named to The Sporting News College All-America Second Team in 1987.

    • Troy finished his college career as the third-rated passer in NCAA history.

    • At UCLA, completed Troy had a 64.8 percent of his passes for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns, all while throwing only 17 interceptions.

    • Troy was a steady performer throughout his career; he achieved his highest passing yardage total in 1992 (3,445 yards) and posted his highest passer rating in 1993 (99.0).

    • Troy played two seasons for the Oklahoma Sooners before transfering to UCLA for his final two seasons.

    • Troy was the quarterback for Dallas Cowboys for his entire NFL career (1989-2000).

  • Quotes

  • Awesome QB for the Cowboys and deserved more than 1 Super Bowl MVP award.

    I never really watched Troy Aikman play in the NFL in the 90's, cause I was real young and I wasn't into football much, but now since around 2005, I've gotten more interested in sports, and now since I've read up more on the history of Super Bowls and the NFL, I admire him. He was obviously a great quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, AKA: my favorite NFL team. He won three Super Bowl rings in the 90's in a span of four years, along with Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. And now, he might be a little old to PLAY football, well really now if you look at him in person, he doesn't look that old. But anyways, now since he's retired from the NFL, he still continues with a football career being a commentator on the FOX Sports Network. (Football)moreless