Troy Aikman is a well recognized name in the American football. He is a former American football quarter back spending 12 seasons of NFL games playing from the side of Dallas. He became the number one overall draft pick in 1989 by the Dallas Cowboys in NFL draft. He is also known as The Godfather and Roy. In his career time, he was a six time Pro Bowl selection leading the team to three Super Bowl victories. He was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP. He was the co-owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and also the partly an owner of San Diego Padres and Hall of Fame Racing. Following his retirement from American football, he is currently working as a sportscaster in the Fox Network.
Troy Aikman was born on 1966 November 21 in West Covina, California. He had attended his high school in Henryetta where he used to play Baseball. But later, he became more interested to pursue his career in American football. He enrolled at University of Oklahoma where he played American football under the coach Barry Switzer. Whilst in college, his career started to boost as his performances were all outstanding and appreciated by many.
Troy Aikman has played for the UCLA before joining at Dallas Cowboys as the No.1 pick in the 1989 NFL draft by Dallas Cowboys. He has won several of the awards during his career which includes Consensus All-American 1989, Davey O’Brien Award 1989, six times Pro Bowl, three times SuperBowl champion, three times NFC Champion, NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2014, etc. The NFL stats of his career are highlighted with the QB rating of 81.6 with the TD-INT 165-141 and percentage of 61.5.
After retiring from the football, he became engaged in broadcast journalism as a sportscaster featuring the NFL games. He joined at the Fox’s Network NFC telecasts as the commentator. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004 because of his outstanding commentaries. He also had helped the Fox Network in having the permission to broadcast four of the SuperBowls till date. Besides being active in television, he also hosts a weekly sports radio show on Sporting News Radio on Thursday aired from 7-8 pm and is also an active social activist. He is the founder of Troy Aikman Foundation which aids children. He is one of the members in National Football Foundation Board of Directors and a co-spokesman for Rent-a Center. Troy is a busy and a very versatile man. He is a part of Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School Advisory Board since 2011 and a spokesman and partner for IDLife since March 2014. He is also involved in the Hall of Fame Racing since late 2005. He has a high net worth of 25 million US Dollars. According to sources, his salary in Fox Network is reported to be $1 million per year.
Moving onto his personal life, Troy Aikman is a divorced man. He has been married twice. From his initial marriage he has two daughters named Jordan Ashley and Alexa Marie. They are grown up now and are in their early teens. Later he got married to child to former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey. They got married on April 8, 2000 in Plano, Texas. The couple has no any child. However, this marriage also could not sustain for longer and they got divorced in 2011. Prior to his marriage he was in long and short term relationships with Janine Turner, Lorrine Morgan from 1989-1991 and actress Sandra Bullock in 1995.
Troy stands a very good height, is handsome and is also rich. He once was named as the most eligible bachelor in Dallas by the Texas Monthly Magazine. He has a long list of fans following in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram which has been the best medium to keep updated with his recent activities. There are different internet websites including wikipedia, IMDb, etc which locates his biography tha tis helpful to learn more on him.
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Published on: March 18, 2015
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