Facts About Troy Aikman
|56 Years Old
|Troy Kenneth Aikman
|Place Of Birth
|West Covina, California, U.S.
|Charlyn Aikman (mother) and Kenneth Aikman (father)
|The University of Oklahoma
|Catherine "Capa" Mooty
|Alexa Marie Aikman, Jordan Ashley Aikman
|Source of Wealth
|American football quarterback career
|$8 million per year
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
|Wikipedia Instagram Twitter
Troy Kenneth Aikman, professionally known as Troy Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He helped the team win three Super Bowls Championships and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. He was selected first overall by the Cowboys in 1989 and finished his 12-year career as a 6-time Pro Bowl selection. He was offered a contract with the MLB's New York Mets but turned it down to play college football at Oklahoma and then UCLA. Troy retired with 31,726 career passing yards and 165 touchdowns. Since retiring in 2000, he has served as a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is also a member of both the college and pro football halls of fame as well as he was a former joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team Hall of Fame Racing.
- Being a former American football quarterback.
- For playing in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
What Nationality is Troy Aikman?
Troy Aikman was born on 21st November 1966 with the real name of Troy Kenneth Aikman in West Covina, California, U.S. He is American by nationality and American-white by ethnicity. Likewise, his religious belief is in the Christian religion and his race is white. Troy's present age is 55 which he celebrated back in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Scorpio. He is the son of Charlyn Aikman (mother) and Kenneth Aikman (father). He also has two siblings named Tammy Aikman-Powell, Terri Starns.
Talking about Troy's education, he attended Henryetta High School, UCLA Extension, and later graduated from The University of Oklahoma.
Troy Aikman Career Timeline
- Troy Aikman kicks off his career becoming the first freshman to start at quarterback for Oklahoma since World War II in 1984 whereas his first full season as a collegiate starter, he led the Sooners to victories over Minnesota, Kansas State, and #17 Texas in the Red River Shootout in 1987 before losing to the Miami Hurricanes as he left the game with a broken ankle.
- He had been six of eight passing for 131 yards, would be lost for the season. The team went on to win the 1985 National Championship and with Holieway established as the starting quarterback at OU, Aikman decided to transfer to UCLA.
- Troy had to sit out one year due to college transfer rules but went on to lead the Bruins to a 20-4 record over two seasons however he earned the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and led the Bruins to a 10-2 record and the 1987 Aloha Bowl.
- Then as a senior, he won the 1988 Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as well as he was a Consensus All-American after which he finished third in voting for the 1988 Heisman Trophy.
- UCLA matched the victory total from the previous season under Troy, going 10-2 and losing only to USC and Washington State.
- Later he finished his career as the number two career passing leader in UCLA history and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Subsequently, UCLA retired his #8 jersey at halftime against Stanford on 28th November 2014.
- Troy was the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, by the Dallas Cowboys where he won the starting quarterback job, and Walsh was traded early in the 1990 season.
- On 26th August 1989, he played his first NFL preseason game against the Denver Broncos and his NFL debut started with a 28-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
- He threw for 379 yards to set an NFL rookie record in a game against the Arizona Cardinals and finished 1989 with a 0-11 record as a starter, completing 155 of 293 passes for 1,749 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.
- He also led the Cowboys to a 6-4 record in the first 10 games in 1991 and had the Cowboys ahead in week 12 against undefeated Washington Redskins when he was injured.
- As well, he 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 the second-best record in the NFC in 1992.
- He also broke Joe Montana's record of 83 passes without an interception by throwing 89 during the playoffs and led the Cowboys to a 52-17 victory in Super Bowl XXVII against the Buffalo Bills.
- He was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 22-of-30 passes for 273 yards and 4 touchdowns and was kept out of the end zone in Super Bowl XXVIII.
- He passed for over 3,300 yards as the Cowboys once again finished with the best record in the NFC in 1995, with the 49ers having the second-best record.
- Aikman again helped lead Dallas to another NFC East Division title and a home game for the Wild Card playoff round, a 40-15 drubbing of the Minnesota Vikings in 1996.
- He later became the first quarterback in Cowboys' history to have three straight 3,000-yard seasons in 1997, but the team finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990.
- The 2000 season was his final season as a professional football player as he was waived a day before he was due a $70 million/7-year contract extension during the 2001 offseason, and ultimately announced his retirement on 9th April, after failing to find another team.
- Troy ended his career as the Cowboys' all-time leading passer (32,942 yards). 90 of his 94 career wins were in the 1990s and were the most by any quarterback in any decade until Peyton Manning surpassed him in the 2000s with 115 wins.
- Presently, he is third on that list, also trailing Tom Brady (122 in the 2010s).
- Aikman said in a January 2020 interview that he wanted to sign with the San Diego Chargers after being released by the Cowboys in the 2001 offseason to play for Norv Turner, but they signed Doug Flutie instead and Aikman chose to retire.
- Troy Aikman joined Fox's NFC telecasts as a color commentator for the 2001 season and was named to the network's lead announcing crew.
- He also hosts a weekly sports radio show which airs on Thursday from 7 to 8 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.
- On 5th August 2006, he was one of six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as he became a member of the National Football Foundation Board of Directors on 9th February 2010.
- Aikman is a co-spokesman for Rent-a-Center, along with Hulk Hogan as of fall 2010.
- Also, he became a part of the Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School Advisory Board in Southern California in fall 2011 and was named as a 2014 recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in November 2013.
- Furthermore, Troy 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.
Awards and Achievements
- 3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
- Super Bowl MVP (XXVII)
- 6× Pro Bowl (1991-1996)
- NFL Man of the Year (1997)
- Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
- Davey O'Brien Award (1988)
- Consensus All-American (1988)
- Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (1987)
- UCLA Bruins No. 8 retired
Who is Troy Aikman married to?
Troy Aikman is a married man. He announced his engagement to high-end fashion retailer Catherine "Capa" Mooty on Instagram on 2nd June 2017. Mooty has two sons by her ex-husband, lawyer Jerry Mooty, who is the nephew of Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones. On 1st September 2017, Troy and Catherine married at the Biltmore Four Seasons in Montecito, California. Previously, Troy tied a knot with former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey on 8th April 2000, in Plano, Texas. Worthey has a daughter from a previous marriage, named Rachel. Worthey and Troy have two daughters. However, the couple announced their separation on 24th January 2011. Concerning Troy's sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Troy Aikman?
Troy Aikman is a versatile guy who has a net worth of $60 million as of 2022. He also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around $8 million per year. He is a legendary football player who has won several championships and has also been active in other endeavors. Troy is gaining a fine amount of money from his profession as his major source of income is from his American football quarterback career.
How tall is Troy Aikman?
Troy Aikman is 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and his body weighs around 220 lb (100 kg). He has light brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, Troy has an athletic body build with 45-32-15 inches of body measurement. He has kept his body maintained, fit, and fine at this age too which is so awesome.
Trivias About Troy Aikman You Need To Know.
- He was selected first overall by the Cowboys in 1989 and finished his 12-year career as a 6-time Pro Bowl selection.
- He was offered a contract with the MLB's New York Mets but turned it down to play college football at Oklahoma and then UCLA.
- He retired with 31,726 career passing yards and 165 touchdowns.
- He is a member of both the college and pro football halls of fame.
- He, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith combined to spearhead the Cowboys' dynasty of the 1990s.