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#8 Troy Aikman - QB

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Troy Aikman Career NFL Stats 1989-2000
G
GS
REC
COMP
ATT
COMP %
YARDS
TD
INT
RATT
RYDS
YPR
RTD
165
165
94-71
2,898
4,715
61.5
32,942
165
141
327
1,016
3.1
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Troy Aikman Childhood

Troy Kenneth Aikman was born on November 21, 1966 in West Covina, CA. He is the son of Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman. Troy lived in CA until the age of twelve. The Aikmans moved to Henryetta, OK which also changed his sports outlook. While on the west coast Aikman sport of choice was baseball. However in the football crazy state of Oklahoma, he shifted his focus to quarterback. 

 

 

 

 

Troy Aikman High School Stats and Awards

Aikman attended Henryetta High School. He had some success as he led his high school football team to the state playoffs. Aikman earned All-State honors as well as a senior. He garnered attention from some of the top college programs in the state, including powerhouse Oklahoma. Although his passing style conflicted with the run heavy Sooners, Aikman accepted a scholarship offer to play there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Aikman College Stats and Notes

Aikman played for Oklahoma for two seasons. However, he had suffered a leg injury during the 1985 season and was out for the season. The Sooners would go on and win the national title with their backup quarterback. As the team decided to not go back to Aikman, he transferred to UCLA. He played there from 1987-88. Overall, Aikman completed 439 of 694 passes for 5,781 yards, 42 TDs and 21 INTs during his college career. He led the Bruins to two bowl games. Aikman won several honors such as the Davey O’Brien Award and Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and was a consensus All-American. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

 

Pro Bowl Selections
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Passing Yards Title:
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XXVII, XXVIII, XXX

Super Bowl MVP

XXVII

 

Troy Aikman NFL Career Stats and Notes

Aikman was selected first overall in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He spent his entire career with the Cowboys, which lasted 12 seasons. He helped Cowboys rise back to the mountaintop in a big way, leading them to 3 Super Bowl titles in four years. Aikman retired after the 2000 season and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. 

 

 

 

 

Troy Aikman Super Bowl XXVII MVP Performance

The resurgence of the Cowboys franchise started with Aikman. The Cowboys were 1-15 in his rookie season. With the emergence of future Hall of Famers Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and other key additions on both sides of the ball, they were able to ascend to the top of the NFL in four years. In 1993, the Cowboys made the Super Bowl for the first time since 1979 when they squared off against Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and the 3-time AFC Champion Buffalo Bills. 

Aikman had a monster game and the Cowboys cruised to a resounding 52-17 win in Super Bowl XXVII. Aikman earned Super Bowl MVP honors by completing 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards, 4 TDs and no INTs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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