The NFL lockout affects players, coaches and broadcasters alike -- so guys like Tony Romo, Sean Payton and Troy Aikman satisfied their football jones this weekend by playing on the beach in… READ MORE >
Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American Football player for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played 12 consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a 6x Pro Bowl selection, led the team to 3 Super Bowl victories, and was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP. Aikman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2008 in New York City. Currently he works as a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is a former joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup racing team, Hall of Fame Racing, along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, and is a part-owner of the San Diego Padres. He also appears as a celebrity endorsement for Wingstop commercials and advertisements. 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. In 1985, his first season as a collegiate starter, Aikman led the Sooners to wins over Minnesota, Kansas State, and #17 Texas in Red River Shootout before hosting the Miami Hurricanes and his future head coach Jimmy Johnson.