Sports Emmy Awards nominee for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Event Analyst, Troy Aikman is a retired American football quarterback. In his professional career, he played with Dallas Cowboys in the NFL for more than a decade (from 1989-2000). Currently, Troy Aikman works for the Fox network as a television sportscaster.
Troy Aikman's early life and education
Troy Aikman was born as Troy Kenneth Aikman in West Covina, California, the United States of America to American parents, Troy is an avid sportsman since he was a child. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.
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Soon after graduation from Henryetta High School, Troy Aikman was offered to join New York Mets as a baseball player but rather than joining them he joined the University of Oklahoma and began playing football.
Troy Aikman's football career
He then joined UCLA in 1986 and during his junior year where he was honored with the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. In the 1989 NFL Draft, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys and the play with them for the next 12 years. After his retirement, Aikman joined Fox's NFC telecasts as a sports commentator for the 2001 season. In 2002, he was named the network's lead announcing crew alongside Joe Buck and Cris Collinsworth.
He also hosts a weekly sports radio show on Sporting News Radio, which airs on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. ET. During twelve consecutive seasons as a quarterback at the Cowboys, he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, led the team to three Super Bowl victories, and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII.
A former joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team Hall of Fame Racing along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, Troy was also a part-owner of the San Diego Padres.
Troy Aikman's net worth
While he was in Dallas Cowboys, he earned in the range of $ 1.75 in 1994 million to $7.5 million in 2000 and his net worth is $45million. Now the retired footballer makes in the neighborhood of $1 million as a sports commentator.
Aikman became the richest player in NFL history, after his eight-year deal with the Cowboys which he signed in December 1993. As per the contract, he received $11 million as a signing bonus. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be $65 million.
Troy Aikman's personal life
Talking about his personal life, Troy Aikman is married twice in his life. He got married to his second wife Catherine Mooty, a high-end fashion retailer on September 2, 2017, in Santa Barbara, California.
The couple started dating in 2016 and got engaged on June 2, 2017, announced via Troy's Instagram.
Previously, Troy was married to former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey, tying the knot on April 8, 2000, in Plano, Texas. The former duos also share 2 daughters: Jordan Ashley Aikman (born August 24, 2001) and Alexa Marie Aikman (born July 30, 2002). However, after 11 years of marriage, they separated on January 24, 2011, and their divorce was finalized on April 12, 2011.
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