Tony Romo

Football Player + Quarterback

Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is a professional American football quarterback in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo's career passer rating - at 97.3 - ranks second-best all time. Tony Romo didn't play in the regular season in 2003, 2004, or 2005. He replaced the Cowboys' previous starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe during a game against the New York Giants in the 2006 season.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on April 21, 1980.


1997 17 Years Old In the 1997 season, Romo and the Demons finished with a 3–6 record, though he earned several honors, including the All-Racine County football team and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State first team honors. … Read More
1998 18 Years Old Romo graduated from Burlington High in 1998.


2000 20 Years Old Romo attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, where he played for the NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team. As a sophomore in 2000, he ranked second in Division I-AA in passing efficiency, completing 164 of 278 (59%) passes for 2,583 yards and 27 touchdowns. … Read More
…  At Eastern Illinois, Romo won the Walter Payton Award in 2002, and led the Panthers football team to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001.
Not selected in the 2003 NFL Draft, Romo signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. … Read More
Throughout 2004 and 2005, Romo served as the holder for placekicks. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old Elevated to the Cowboys' #2 quarterback in 2005, Romo had strong showings in the 2005 and 2006 pre-seasons.
In the 2006 off-season, Sean Payton (now head coach of the New Orleans Saints), offered a third round draft pick for Romo, but Jerry Jones refused, asking for no less than a second round draft pick.
Romo played in the 2007 Pro Bowl after Drew Brees went down with an elbow injury as a substitution for Marc Bulger. … Read More
In the Cowboys' January 13, 2008 Division playoff game against the New York Giants, Romo was unable to lead his team to a come-from-behind victory. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
During the October 25, 2010 Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, Romo suffered a broken left clavicle. … Read More
Romo finished the 2011 season with 346 completions on 522 attempts (66.3%) for 4,184 yards 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a QB rating of 102.5 in 16 starts. … Read More
2012 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Daniel Jeremiah, an analyst, ranked Romo as the 9th best quarterback in the league heading into the 2012 season.
2013 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In the middle of April 2013, he underwent back surgery to remove a cyst. … Read More
2015 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Romo led the NFL in completion percentage and passer rating en route to the NFC East title, and he was ranked 34th in the NFL's list of the top 100 players of 2015, the highest undrafted player on the year's list.
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