Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He won three Super Bowl titles with the team and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. After retiring in 2000, he has served as a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is also a part-owner of the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball.
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Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. After retiring in 2000, he has served as a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is also a part-owner of the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball. He won three Super Bowl titles with the team and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. In 2008, he was elected to the College Football Hall Of Fame. On November 28, 2014, his #8 jersey was retired at halftime of the UCLA-Stanford game. He has two career passing touchdowns and two career rushing touchdowns. He also won the 1988 Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback, a first for UCLA. The New York Mets offered him 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 1984, he became the first freshman to start at quarterback for Oklahoma since World War II. In 1985, 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 before losing to the Miami Hurricanes as he left the game with a broken ankle. The team went on to win the 1985 National Championship. As a junior, he earned the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
He led the Bruins to a 10–2 record and the 1987 Aloha Bowl, where they beat the Florida Gators 20–16. He finished his career as the number one quarterback in UCLA history. In the 1989 NFL Draft he was selected first overall by the Cowboys in the NFL Draft. He played his first preseason game on August 26, 1989, against the New York Jets. A few months later, the Cowboys traded him for Jimmy Johnson, who played for the Miami Dolphins. In 1990, he won the starting quarterback job and was traded early in the 1990 season for Steve Walsh. He retired from the NFL in 2000 and became a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team owner with fellow former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. The two are joint owners of the NASCAR team Hall of fame Racing along with fellow ex-Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, who also owns the NASCAR NASCAR Sprint Cup series team Hall of Fame Racing. In 2003, Aik man was named to the NFL’s all-time top 10 players in the history of the Sprint Cup series, with a total of 6,816 yards. In 2004, he helped the team win its first Sprint Cup title. In 2005, he also helped the San Diego Padres win their first major league baseball championship. In 2007, he joined the San Diego Padres as a part-owner in the Major League Baseball team. In 2009, he bought the team for $1.5 million.