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Encyclopedia > Troy Aikman
Troy Aikman
Aikman visits Hall
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
8
Born: November 21, 1966 (1966-11-21) (age 41)
Flag of California West Covina, California
Career Information
Year(s): 1984-2000
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College: Oklahoma & UCLA
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     165-141
Yards     32,942
QB Rating     81.6
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is also a joint owner of the NASCAR Nextel Cup racing team, Hall of Fame Racing, along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach. He is considered one of the best NFL quarterbacks of his era, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He is referred to as one of "The Triplets" with Cowboys teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. Image File history File linksMetadata Aikman_visits_Hall,_cropped. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... 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Early life

The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. In Things Change, an account of his life written for kids, Aikman recounted that he thought his athletic career was over, but, to his surprise, it was just beginning. He made All State in both football and baseball, and his high school, Henryetta High School, retired his football jersey. In high school he was also involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the influence of which can be seen in his business ventures. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. City nicknames: The Geographic Center of Southern California The Freeway City County: Los Angeles County, California Mayor: Paul W. Bowlen (re-elected 2003) Mayor Pro Tem: Laura Lee (elected 2003) City Council: Jim Edwards (elected 2005) Gloria A. Kappe (re-elected 2003) John F. Crawley (re-elected 2005) Mottos: A... Henryetta is a city located in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


College career

Oklahoma Sooners 1984-1985

The New York Mets offered Aikman a contract out of high school, but instead of playing baseball he chose to pursue football and attended the University of Oklahoma under head coach Barry Switzer. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1985, his first season as a collegiate starter, Aikman led the Sooners to wins over Minnesota, Kansas State, and #17 Texas in the Red River Shootout before hosting the Miami Hurricanes and his future head coach Jimmy Johnson. The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are one of the oldest and most storied programs in college football history. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complimentary colors. ... Head Coach Mack Brown 9th Year, 92-22 Home Stadium Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Capacity 85,123 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1893 Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds Website MackBrown-TexasFootball. ... Logo for the 2006 meeting between Oklahoma and Texas. ... Head coach Randy Shannon 1st year, 4–2–0 Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1926 Athletic director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Jimmy Johnson (born August 14, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American football coach and broadcaster. ...


On October 19, in front of a sellout crowd of 75,008 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Miami's Jerome Brown broke through the offensive line, sacked Aikman on the Sooner 29-yard line and broke Aikman's ankle. Aikman, who had been six of eight passing for 131 yards, would be lost for the season. Switzer and offensive coordinator Jim Donnan were forced to switch back to the wishbone offense under freshman quarterback Jamelle Holieway. The team went on to win the 1985 National Championship by beating Penn State in the 1986 Orange Bowl.[1][2] With Holieway established as the starting quarterback at OU, Aikman decided to transfer to UCLA.[3] The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is the on-campus football facility for the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. ... Norman, Oklahoma, is the county seat and largest city in Cleveland County in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... Jerome Brown (February 4, 1965 - June 25, 1992) was an American football player who played defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ... Jim Donnan was a college football coach and is now an on-air television analyst for college football games. ... A variant of the wishbone formation with two running backs (RB), two wide receivers (WR), a quarterback (QB), a fullback (FB), and five down linemen (OL). ... Jamelle Holieway is a former quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners football team from 1985 to 1988. ... The 1985 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the college football season of 1985-1986. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Head Coach Joe Paterno 42nd Year, 363-121-3 Home Stadium Beaver Stadium Capacity 107,282 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1887 Athletic Director Tim Curley Website GoPSUSports. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ...


UCLA Bruins 1986-1989

Switzer oversaw Aikman's transfer to UCLA, a program under Terry Donahue that was more conducive to a passing quarterback. He had to redshirt one year due to college transfer rules but went on to lead the Bruins to a 20-4 record over two seasons.[3] The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Terry Donahue (born June 24, 1944) is a college football coach, college football analyst, and NFL general manager. ... A redshirt freshman is one who had his freshman year redshirted meaning that he was on the roster of the sports team, and praticed with them, but was unable to play in games. ...


As a junior, Aikman led the Bruins to a 10-2 record and the 1987 Aloha Bowl, where they beat the Florida Gators 20-16.[4][5] Head coach Urban Meyer 3rd year, 22–4 Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Capacity 92,000 aprx. ...


As a Senior, Aikman won the 1988 Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, a first for UCLA. He was a Consensus All-American, the UPI West Coast Player of the Year, the Washington DC Club QB of the Year, a finalist for the 1988 AFCA "Coaches Choice" Player of the year award, and he finished third for the 1988 Heisman Trophy. UCLA matched the victory total from the previous season under Aikman, going 10-2 and losing only to USC and Washington State. The season culminated with a 17-3 Bruin victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the 1989 Cotton Bowl, which is played in Dallas. The Dallas media spent most of the Cotton Bowl week promoting Aikman as the "next quarterback of the Cowboys," and much was made of Tom Landry watching Troy Aikman practice during the Bruins' workouts at Texas Stadium. Aikman finished his career as the number two career passing leader in UCLA history.[4][5] OBrien Award logo The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... Head coach Bill the small penis Doba 4th year, 25–19 Home stadium Martin Stadium Capacity 35,117 - FieldTurf Conference Pac-10 First year 1893 Website WSUCougars. ... The Razorbacks are the mascot for the University of Arkansas The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ...


Professional career

Aikman was the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, held by the Cowboys. The franchise had fallen on hard times, going a woeful 3-13 in 1988. On February 25, 1989, new owner Jerry Jones shocked the sports world by firing the beloved Tom Landry—the only head coach the Cowboys ever had—and replacing him with Jimmy Johnson, who, to no one's surprise, took Aikman in the draft. A few months later, in the NFL's supplemental draft, Johnson surprisingly selected quarterback Steve Walsh, who had played for Johnson (and most of the new Cowboys' coaching staff) the previous two years at the University of Miami (going 23-1 as a starter and winning a national championship). However, Aikman won the job over Walsh in training camp and (although Walsh played while Aikman was injured) never relinquished it. Walsh was traded early in the 1990 season. Round 1 Category: ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Jerrel Wayne Jerry Jones (Born on October 13, 1942) is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise and the Dallas Desperados AFL franchise. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ...


Johnson did not develop Aikman slowly but instead threw him into action immediately. Meanwhile, Johnson spent the entire season shuffling the depth chart trying to find players talented enough to build a winning team. As a result, Aikman was constantly trying to adjust to the styles of different players. Then in middle of the season, the team's only Pro Bowl player, running back Herschel Walker, was traded for several veteran players and draft choices. Although the trade turned out to be successful in the long run, it was devastating to the team in the 1989 season. Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ...


Aikman's NFL career started with a disastrous with a 28-0 shutout loss to the New Orleans Saints. The following week against Atlanta, Aikman threw his first touchdown pass, a 65-yard completion to Michael Irvin, but the Falcons intercepted two of his passes and won the game. Aikman would not fare much better over the next several weeks; the Washington Redskins sacked him four times, intercepted two passes, and held him to only six completions in his first home game, then the New York Giants came to Dallas and only allowed Aikman to complete one pass before knocking him out of the game with a broken finger, which sidelined him for five games. During that time, the Cowboys won their only game of the year; a 13-3 win over the Redskins. When Aikman returned, he showed the league the skills that led the Cowboys to draft him with the first overall choice. In a close game against the Phoenix Cardinals, he threw for NFL-rookie record 379 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown pass that gave Dallas a 20-17 lead with 1:43 left in the game. However, Aikman's superb performance was spoiled when the Cardinals came back on their next drive to win the game. With the exception of a 17-14 loss against Miami and a 35-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Cowboys never came close to winning another game for the rest of year, and ended the 1989 season with a 20-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers, a game in which Aikman threw 4 interceptions. City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ...


Aikman finished 1989 with an 0-11 record as a starter, completing 155 of 293 passes for 1,749 yards, 9 TDs, 18 INTs, as the Cowboys went 1-15. Fans and sportswriters, still reeling from Landry's firing, publicly disparaged the team's "savior."


Aikman proved resilient, however, and in 1990, led the Cowboys to the brink of the playoffs. He started off the year by scoring his first rushing touchdown with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter to lead his team to a 17-14 opening day win over the San Diego Chargers. Aikman's performance continued to improve, bolstered by an improved supporting cast led by rookie running back Emmitt Smith, whom coach Jimmy Johnson chose with one of the draft picks from the Walker trade, and a much improved offensive line and a defense that would eventually rank among the league's best. Dallas stood at 7-7 with two weeks to play before Aikman suffered a season-ending injury, and having traded backup quarterback Steve Walsh to the New Orleans Saints earlier in the season, the Cowboys were left without a proven backup and would lose its final two games. However, the Cowboys 7-9 record on the season was a vast improvement over the 1989 team, and Aikman had shown his potential for success in the NFL. His first two seasons had been a rough adjustment. He had thrown 36 interceptions and was sacked 58 times, but had shown his reliability when the game was on the line, leading his team to victory with fourth quarter scoring drives in six different games. In those six fourth quarter rallies, he had completed 71.1% of his passes for 456 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions. Chargers redirects here. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Jimmy Johnson may refer to: Jimmy Johnson (musician), guitarist, producer Jimmy Johnson (American football) (1938- ), American football player Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) (1943- ), American football coach Jimmie Johnson (1975- ), NASCAR race driver Jimmy Johnson (bassist) Jimmy Johnson (cartoonist) Jimmie Johnson (American football) (1968- ), American football player James A. Johnson... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National...


In 1991, Aikman led the Cowboys to a 6-5 record in the first 11 games and had the Cowboys ahead in week 12 against undefeated Washington when he was injured. Backup quarterback Steve Beuerlein was not the prolific passer Aikman was, but his gritty attitude and experience as a seasoned NFL quarterback helped him lead the Cowboys to wins in their last four games and a playoff win. Aikman returned in time for the NFC Divisional Playoff game against Detroit, which the Cowboys lost, 38-6. That year, however, Aikman was selected to the first of six consecutive Pro Bowls. Stephen Taylor Beuerlein (born March 7, 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is a former football quarterback who during his NFL career played for the Los Angeles Raiders (1988-89), Dallas Cowboys (1991-92), Arizona Cardinals (1993-94), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Carolina Panthers (1996-2000) and Denver Broncos (2001-03). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


In 1992, Aikman set career highs in completions (302), passing yards (3,445) and touchdown passes (23), and led the Cowboys to a team record 13 regular season victories and a return to the Super Bowl, winning Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena against the Buffalo Bills. Aikman completed 22-of-30 passes for 273 yards with 4 TDs as Dallas obliterated Buffalo, 52-17. He was named Super Bowl MVP. Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... The Rose Bowl is an outdoor football stadium in Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


The next year, Aikman had one of his best seasons posting a 99.0 passer rating, and Dallas finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and defeated the Bills yet again in Super Bowl XXVIII for a second straight Super Bowl title, becoming only the fourth team in NFL history to do so. It was widely expected that the team might win the Super Bowl at the end of the 1994 season, becoming the first team to win three consecutive titles. However, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Johnson began having disputes regarding their own personal responsibility for the team's success. Jones fired Johnson and hired Barry Switzer, a former college teammate of Jones' at at Arkansas. Despite the turmoil, the Cowboys almost returned to the Super Bowl but were beaten, 38-28, in the NFC Championship game by the San Francisco 49ers. Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... Jerrel Wayne Jerry Jones (Born on October 13, 1942) is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise and the Dallas Desperados AFL franchise. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


In 1995 however, Aikman and the Cowboys bounced back, with the team once again finishing the regular season with a 12-4 record and Aikman amassing over 3,300 yards passing. The season ended with the Cowboys winning a record-tying fifth Super Bowl on January 28, 1996 beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX. is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Steelers redirects here. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network...


In 1997 Aikman became the first quarterback in Dallas history to have three straight 3,000-yard seasons, but it was an otherwise dismal year for the Cowboys, finishing with a 6-10 record and missing the playoffs. Switzer suffered the first losing season of his coaching career, and his off-the-field woes exacerbated a bad situation. Switzer resigned following the season.


Revolving-door personnel changes plagued the Cowboys for the rest of Aikman's tenure. His pass protection failed him repeatedly as the team, stymied by the salary cap, began to decline. In 1999, Aikman was forced to prematurely depart two consecutive games due to head-related injuries. In 2000, Aikman suffered a concussion early in the season opener against Philadelphia and threw 5 interceptions in a loss to the New York Giants. On December 10, 2000, Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington hit Aikman with such force that his head literally bounced off the turf, leaving a dent in his helmet; it resulted in Aikman's 10th concussion and would end his career. The Cowboys finished the season 5-11. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... This article relates to sports. ... LaVar RaShad Arrington (born June 20, 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional football player. ... “Cerebral Concussion” redirects here. ...


After he was waived a day before he was due a $7 million/7-year contract extension, Aikman asserted he could still play but found no interested teams. He announced his retirement on April 9, 2001, a press conference notable for the volume of people he thanked. He ended his career as the Cowboys' all-time leading passer (32,942 yards). His 90 wins in the 1990s is the most by any quarterback in any decade. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Retirement

After his retirement as a player, Aikman joined Fox's NFC telecasts as a color commentator for the 2001 season. A year later, he was named to the network's lead announcing crew, teaming with Joe Buck and Cris Collinsworth. Aikman received an Emmy Award nomination for his television work in 2004, he and Buck worked Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX in February 2005. National Football Conference logo. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... An Emmy Award. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S...


Aikman also hosts a weekly sports radio show which airs on Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. ET on Sporting News Radio, and appears weekly during the football season on the Dunham & Miller morning show on Dallas sports talk radio station 1310 The Ticket. He was a public spokesman for Acme Brick throughout his career and now owns a Ford dealership in Dallas. He is also the chairman of the Troy Aikman Foundation, a charity to benefit children that has recently focused on building playplaces for children's hospitals. Sporting News Radio is a sports radio network that broadcasts sports news, talk, scores, and highlights 24/7. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into KTCK. (Discuss) KTCK 1310, The Ticket is a sports talk radio station that broadcasts to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Acme Brick Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of brick and masonry-related construction products and materials. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Childrens hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. ...



Aikman, once named the most eligible bachelor in Dallas by Texas Monthly, married former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey on April 8, 2000, in Plano, Texas, after dating country singer Lorrie Morgan and rumors of dating Sandra Bullock and Janine Turner.[6] They have three children: Rachel Worthey (from Rhonda's previous marriage), daughter Jordan Ashley Aikman born August 24, 2001, and daughter Alexa Marie Aikman born July 30, 2002.[7] Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine published in Austin, Texas. ... A publicist is a person whose job is to generate and manage publicity for a public figure, especially a celebrity, or for a work such as a book or movie. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... Loretta Lynn Lorrie Morgan (born on June 27, 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Janine Turner (born Janine Loraine Gauntt on December 6, 1962) is an American actress, known for her starring role on General Hospital from 1982 to 1983 and the prime time television show Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995. ...


In 1999, he was ranked No. 95 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


On September 19, 2005, at halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game (broadcast on Monday Night Football), Aikman was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor with his longtime teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. Leading 13-0 in this game the Cowboys appeared to have the apparent victory. The game suddenly turned sour when in the final minutes of the game Mark Brunell hooked up with Santana Moss for two scores giving the Redskins the 14-13 victory. On August 5, 2006, Aikman was one of six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When he accepted the honor, he commented that he was merely a beneficiary of the Cowboys' system and being paired with subsequent Hall-of-Famer Irvin and likely Hall-of-Famer Smith. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... MNF redirects here. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Mark Allen Brunell (born September 17, 1970 in Santa Maria, California) is a left-handed American football player who currently plays quarterback for the NFLs Washington Redskins. ... Santana Terrell Moss (born June 1, 1979 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. // Moss played high school football at Miami Carol City Senior High and then at the University of Miami, where he broke the school... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Hall of Fame Racing

In late 2005, Aikman together with another former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach, established Hall of Fame Racing with Terry Labonte and Tony Raines co-driving the #96 DLP HDTV Chevrolet in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series in 2006. He has invited some of the current and former Dallas Cowboys players Drew Bledsoe, Terry Glenn, Roy Williams, and others to test drive NASCAR race cars at Texas Motor Speedway. Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Hall of Fame Racing is a racing team that will compete in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series beginning in the 2006 season. ... Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former NASCAR driver. ... Floyd Anthony Raines (born April 14, 1964) is an American NASCAR driver. ... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Terrell Tyree Glenn (born July 23, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. // Glenn attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Ohio and was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, and track, and a two-year letterman... For others of the same name, see Roy Williams. ...


References and notes

  1. ^ 1985 OU-Miami Game. Soonerstats.com (2007).
  2. ^ 1986 Orange Bowl. Soonerstats.com (2007).
  3. ^ a b Troy Aikman Official College Football Site. Aikman.com (2007).
  4. ^ a b BruinGold.com Season Statistics. Bruingold.com (2007).
  5. ^ a b BruinGold.com Aikman Page. Bruingold.com (2007).
  6. ^ Crissey, Mike, Cowboy quarterback, former staffer, are wed, <http://www.texnews.com/1998/1999/cowboys/wed0409.html>. Retrieved on 2007-10-04
  7. ^ Troy Aikman Fan Bio. Bluekate (2007).

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