The Troy Aikman biography tells the story of one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks to ever play. If quarterbacks are measured by their wins, Aikman stands among the best, with three Super Bowl trophies. Add this to an accomplished college career and success as a TV analyst and it can’t be argued that Aikman has been an important part of the football world for the last 20 years.
The Troy Aikman biography starts with his football career at Oklahoma University, playing for his future NFL coach Jerry Jones. Aikman was having success guiding the Sooners, but after breaking his ankle and losing the starting spot, he opted to transfer to UCLA. He had an excellent career there, and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 1988.
The Troy Aikman biography continues with him being drafted with the first pick overall in the 1989 draft, the first ever pick of the owner-coach duo of Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson. The first year was rough, as the Cowboys rebuilt. The next year, however, life became much easier when the Cowboys drafted Emmitt Smith, who would establish a powerful running game.
In 1992 the Troy Aikman biography received one of its most important entries, when Aikman set then-career records for passing yards and touchdown passes, with 23. After defeating the San Francisco 49ers in a much-anticipated conference championship game, the Cowboys destroyed the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.
The next year the Cowboys again faced the Bills in the Super Bowl and again brought home the Lombardi trophy, cementing in legend parts of the Troy Aikman biography, making him one of just a few quarterbacks to win back-to-back championships.
Two years later the Cowboys were in upheaval, having lost Johnson as coach and being placed under the guidance of Switzer, who seemed to barely control the team. In spite of that, another chapter was written in the Tory Aikman biography, as he led the team to Super Bowl XXX. Despite being outplayed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cowboys capitalized on mistakes and one the third championship of Aikman’s career.
Aikman retired after the 2000 season, after suffering from multiple concussions. He joined the Fox Sports Television Network as an announcer, and for many years has been teamed with Joe Buck to be the network’s number one announcing team. He is married (though separated as of May 2011) and has two children.
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