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Troy Aikman

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Quarterback + College Football Hall of Fame Member
Male
Born Nov 21, 1966

Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, led the team to three Super Bowl victories, and was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1966 Birth Born on November 21, 1966.

TEENAGE

1985 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, his first season as a collegiate starter, Aikman led the Sooners to wins over Minnesota, Kansas State, and #17 Texas in the Red River Shootout before hosting the Miami Hurricanes and his future head coach, Jimmy Johnson. … Read More

TWENTIES

1987 20 Years Old Aikman led the Bruins to a 10–2 record and the 1987 Aloha Bowl, where they beat the Florida Gators 20-16.
1988 21 Years Old 1 More Event
As a senior, Aikman won the 1988 Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, a first for UCLA.
1989 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Aikman was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, by the Dallas Cowboys. … Read More
1990 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Following his rookie season, Dallas selected Florida Gators RB Emmitt Smith in the 1st round of the 1990 NFL Draft.
1991 - 1992 2 More Events
1994 27 Years Old Head Coach Jimmy Johnson left the team on March 29, 1994, and Jerry Jones hired Barry Switzer, Aikman's former college coach at Oklahoma. … Read More
1995 28 Years Old In 1995, Aikman passed for over 3,300 yards as the Cowboys once again finished with the best record in the NFC, with the 49ers having the second best record. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old In 1996, despite offensive troubles, 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. … Read More

THIRTIES

1997 - 1999 4 More Events
The 2000 season was Aikman's final season as a professional football player. … Read More
After his retirement as a player, Aikman joined Fox's NFC telecasts as a color commentator for the 2001 season. … Read More
2005 38 Years Old On September 19, 2005, at halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game (broadcast on Monday Night Football), Aikman was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor with his longtime teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith.
2006 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 5, 2006, Aikman was one of six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. … Read More

FORTIES

2008 41 Years Old In 2008 he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
2009 42 Years Old 1 More Event
At another halftime ceremony, this one on February 7, 2009 at the UCLA-Notre Dame basketball game, Aikman's induction into the College Hall of Fame was honored. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 9, 2010, Aikman became a member of the National Football Foundation Board of Directors.
2011 - 2013 2 More Events
2014 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2014, Aikman was announced as a partner and spokesman for IDLife. … Read More
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