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Troy Aikman

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Born:

November 21, 1966

Drafted: Selected No.1 overall by the Dallas Cowboys in 1989

Years Played:

1989-2000

Position Played: Quarterback

Played For: Dallas Cowboys

Alma Mater: Played two seasons for the Oklahoma Sooners before transfering to UCLA for his final two seasons.

Uniform Number:

8

Best Season:


Troy Aikman was a steady performer throughout his career, and no season really stands out as his best. He achieved his highest passing yardage total in 1992 (3,445 yards) and posted his highest passer rating in 1993 (99.0).

College Highlights:


• At UCLA, completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns while throwing only 17 interceptions
• Finished college career as the third-rated passer in NCAA history

College Awards:


• Named to The Sporting News college All-America second team (1987)
• PAC 10 Offensive Player of the Year (1987)
• Most Valuable Player - Aloha Bowl (1987)
• Named to The Sporting News All-America team (1988)
• Henry R. "Red" Sanders Trophy (1988)
• Heisman Trophy Finalist (1988)
• Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (1988)
• College Quarterback of the Year (1988)
• Most Valuable Player - Cotton Bowl (1988)

Troy Aikman's NFL Career Totals:


• Passing - Completed 2,898 of 4,715 Passes for 32,942 Yards and 165 Touchdowns
• Rushing - 327 Carries for 1,016 yards and Nine Touchdowns

NFL Highlights:
• Number One pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by Dallas Cowboys
• Led Dallas to consecutive Super Bowl titles in 1992 & 1993 and another in 1995
•Led Dallas to four consecutive NFC championship games - 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995
• One of only three quarterbacks in NFL history with at least three Super Bowl victories
• MVP of Super Bowl XXVII (1993)
• Winningest quarterback of any decade in NFL history - 90 victories in the 90s
• All-Pro Selection 4 Years
• Set an NFL rookie-record with 379 yards passing against the Phoenix Cardinals
• set the record for the longest play from scrimmage in playoff history with a 94-yard TD pass to Alvin Harper against the Packers (1994)
• Set NFC Championship game records for attempts, completions, and passing yards in a 38-28 loss to the 49ers. (1994)
• Set club records with 156 passing attempts without an interception (1996)
• Finished career with 32,942 total passing yards and completed 2,898 passes on 4,715 attempts (61.5%)
• Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (February 26, 2002)

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