Troy Aikman

#8 Troy Aikman

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback 1989-2000

Quarterback Troy Aikman Bio

Date of birth: November 21, 1966
Birth Place: West Covina, California 
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 219 lb (100 kg)
College: UCLA 
NFL Draft 1989 / Round 1 / Pick 1

Hall of Fame Cowboy Player Troy Aikman Career Highlights

Pro Bowls 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995,1996, 1997
Awards :1988 Davey O’Brien Award
1992 Super Bowl MVP,
1997 Walter Payton Award 
Holds Dallas Cowboys Record for Career Passing Yards with 32,942

 

More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Troy Aikman:

Troy Aikman, the 1989 National Football League first overall draft pick out of UCLA, became one of the game’s greatest quarterbacks in his 12 seasons, rewriting virtually every passing record in Dallas Cowboys’ history along the way. He is one of only three players in NFL history to lead a team to three Super Bowl championships.

Immediately thrown into action in his rookie year, Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys would finish the 1989 season with a dismal 1-15 record. A few short years later, with determination and team work the Dallas Cowboys found themselves on their way to six NFC East titles (1992-96 and 1998), four NFC Championship Games (1992-95) and three Super Bowl titles (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX).

Aikman had the ability to turn a game around or secure a victory in the fourth quarter alone. During his career he led the Dallas Cowboys from behind 16 times in the fourth quarter, including six times in the final two minutes. Although not the quickest quarterback on his feet, Aikman had an ability to run for a first down on third or fourth downs. His ability to avoid being sacked also gave him an added edge. Aikman’s impressive statistics carried over into the postseason where he played at his best

Troy Aikman was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2005 along with fellow teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. In 2006 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Troy Aikman Career Stats

Passing
YEAR TEAM G GS Att Comp Pct Yds YPA Lg TD Int Rate
1989 Dallas Cowboys 11 11 293 155 52.9 1749 6.0 75t 9 18 55.7
1990 Dallas Cowboys 15 15 399 226 56.6 2579 6.5 61t 11 18 66.6
1991 Dallas Cowboys 12 12 363 237 65.3 2754 7.6 61 11 10 86.7
1992 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 473 302 63.8 3445 7.3 87t 23 14 89.5
1993 Dallas Cowboys 14 14 392 271 69.1 3100 7.9 80t 15 6 99.0
1994 Dallas Cowboys 14 14 361 233 64.5 2676 7.4 90 13 12 84.9
1995 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 432 280 64.8 3304 7.6 50 16 7 93.6
1996 Dallas Cowboys 15 15 465 296 63.7 3126 6.7 61 12 13 80.1
1997 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 518 292 56.4 3283 6.3 64t 19 12 78.0
1998 Dallas Cowboys 11 11 315 187 59.4 2330 7.4 67t 12 5 88.5
1999 Dallas Cowboys 14 14 442 263 59.5 2964 6.7 90t 17 12 81.1
2000 Dallas Cowboys 11 11 262 156 59.5 1632 6.2 48 7 14 64.3
TOTAL 12 NFL Seasons 165 165 4715 2898 61.5 32942 7.0 90t 165 141 81.6
 

Rushing

YEAR TEAM G GS Att Yds Avg TD
1989 Dallas Cowboys 11 11 38 302 7.9 0
1990 Dallas Cowboys 15 15 40 172 4.3 1
1991 Dallas Cowboys 12 12 16 5 0.3 1
1992 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 37 105 2.8 1
1993 Dallas Cowboys 14 14 32 125 3.9 0
1994 Dallas Cowboys 14 14 30 62 2.1 1
1995 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 21 32 1.5 1
1996 Dallas Cowboys 15 15 35 42 1.2 1
1997 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 25 79 3.2 0
1998 Dallas Cowboys 11 11 22 69 3.1 2
1999 Dallas Cowboys 14 14 21 10 0.5 1
2000 Dallas Cowboys 11 11 10 13 1.3 0
TOTAL 12 NFL Seasons 165 165 327 1016 3.1 9

Season Totals

  • 4,715 passes attempted
  • 2,898 passes completed
  • 32,942 passing yards
  • 165 passing touchdowns
  • 141 passes intercepted
  • 33.4 passing attempts per interception

Post-season records and statistics

  • 11-5 record in the post-season
  • 502 passes attempted
  • 320 passes completed
  • 3,849 passing yards (240.5 yards per game)
  • 24 passing touchdowns
  • 17 passes intercepted
  • 89.0 Quarterback rating
  • 29.5 passing attempts per interception in the post-season
  • 6 Pro Bowls
  • 1 Super Bowl MVP award
  • 3 Super Bowl victories

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