48 Facts About Troy Aikman


Troy Kenneth Aikman was born on November 21,1966 and is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.


Troy Aikman was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVII, the franchise's first title in over a decade.


Troy Aikman was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.


Troy Aikman was a co-owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Hall of Fame Racing from 2005 to 2009, along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, and a part-owner of the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball.


Troy Aikman spent the first part of his childhood in Cerritos, California.


At the age of 12, Troy Aikman's family moved to Henryetta, Oklahoma, where he played football and baseball at Henryetta High School, and earned All-State honors.


Troy Aikman won the 1983 Oklahoma high school state championship in typing.


Troy Aikman lost to his future teammate, Michael Irvin and future head coach, Jimmy Johnson, who had scouted him when he was the head coach of Oklahoma State.


Troy Aikman, who had been six of eight passing for 131 yards, would be out for the season.


Troy Aikman won the 1988 Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, a first for UCLA.


Troy Aikman 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 finished third in voting for the 1988 Heisman Trophy.


Troy Aikman finished his career as the number two career passing leader in UCLA history.


In 2008, Troy Aikman was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.


Troy Aikman was selected as the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.


Troy Aikman won the starting quarterback job, and Walsh was traded early in the 1990 season.


Troy Aikman played his first NFL preseason game on August 26,1989 against the Denver Broncos.


Troy Aikman was selected to the first of six consecutive Pro Bowls.


In 1992, Troy Aikman set career highs in completions, passing yards, and touchdown passes, and led the Cowboys to a team record 13 regular-season victories and the second-best record in the NFC.


Troy Aikman was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and 4 touchdowns.


Troy Aikman now says he has no memory of playing in the game.


In 1994, the Cowboys finished with the second-best record in the NFC and Troy Aikman again missed playing time due to injuries.


In 1995, Troy Aikman passed for over 3,300 yards as the Cowboys finished with the best record in the NFC, with the 49ers having the second-best record.


Troy Aikman was knocked out of a highly anticipated rematch between the Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers when 49ers' Stubblefield landed on Troy Aikman, forcing his knee to hit the turf.


Troy Aikman fired a career-high five touchdown passes, including the game winner in overtime to beat the Redskins.


Troy Aikman suffered several concussions during the season, and a revolving door at quarterback took place between Troy Aikman and former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham.


Troy Aikman was hit by linebacker LaVar Arrington and suffered the tenth and final concussion of his career.


Troy Aikman ended his career as the Cowboys' all-time leading passer.


Presently, Troy Aikman is third on that list, trailing Tom Brady.


Troy Aikman explained that he had back surgery in the offseason following Super Bowl XXVII with no complications but by the time he reached his final season he was constantly getting treatment for back pain.


Troy Aikman said Andy Reid called him after Eagles' starting quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a broken ankle in week 11 of the 2002 season to offer him the starting position, but Aikman declined.


In 2003, Troy Aikman agreed to play for the Miami Dolphins with Turner as their offensive coordinator and began training again, but the team decided not to sign a contract with him.


Troy Aikman received an Emmy Award nomination for his television work in 2004 and has helped broadcast six Super Bowls to date.


Troy Aikman was a public spokesman for Acme Brick throughout his career.


Troy Aikman is the chairman of the Troy Aikman Foundation, a charity to benefit children that has recently focused on building playplaces for children's hospitals.


In 2016, Troy Aikman merged his foundation with the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas and donated $1 million to United Way in the process.


Troy Aikman appeared in The Simpsons episode "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" alongside former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.


Troy Aikman participated in the 2001 and 2011 videos honoring Billy Graham's 83rd and 93rd birthdays.


Troy Aikman said he was going to appear on Dancing with the Stars in front of TMZ cameras.


On September 19,2005, at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins game, Troy Aikman was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor with his longtime teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith.


Troy Aikman announced he had completed course work to finish his degree in sociology.


Troy Aikman participated in UCLA's 2009 Sociology Department commencement ceremony with current quarterback Kevin Craft and former linebacker Marcus Reece, who came back to finish his college education.


On February 9,2010, Troy Aikman became a member of the National Football Foundation Board of Directors.


In fall 2011, Troy Aikman became a part of the Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School Advisory Board in Southern California.


In November 2013, Troy Aikman was named a 2014 recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, given annually to six former college athletes 25 years after the end of their college athletics careers.


In March 2014, Troy Aikman was announced as a partner and spokesman for IDLife.


Troy Aikman, once named the most eligible bachelor in Dallas by Texas Monthly, dated country singer Lorrie Morgan.


Troy Aikman married former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey on April 8,2000, in Plano, Texas.


On June 2,2017, Troy Aikman announced his engagement to high-end fashion retailer Catherine "Capa" Mooty on Instagram.