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Also Known As: Troy Kenneth Aikman Died:
Born: November 21, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Covina, California, USA Profession:

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In addition to being an accomplished football star, Troy Aikman also revealed his skills as a vibrant entertainer. He had a part on the television special "Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood" (1992-93). He worked in television in his early acting career, including a part on "Coach" (1988-1997). Early in his acting career, Aikman could be seen on award shows like "Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards Presented by Footlocker" (1992-93) and "The 28th Academy of Country Music Awards" (1992-93). As a voice actor, Aikman brought to life a variety of characters in "The Simpsons" (1989-). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "A Phyllis George Special" (1993-94), "Sports Illustrated For Kids Slam Dunk, Home Run, Touchdown TV Sports Quiz" (1993-94) and "The Dallas Cowboys Celebrate Special Olympics" (1994-95). He also appeared in "Super Bowl XXX" (1995-96) and "ABC's Monday Night Football Mania!" (1996-97). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Go For It! TV" (2001-02). He also appeared as himself in the Tom Cruise smash hit comedic drama "Jerry Maguire" (1996). Additionally, he appeared in a number of television specials, including "Before They Were...

In addition to being an accomplished football star, Troy Aikman also revealed his skills as a vibrant entertainer. He had a part on the television special "Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood" (1992-93). He worked in television in his early acting career, including a part on "Coach" (1988-1997). Early in his acting career, Aikman could be seen on award shows like "Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards Presented by Footlocker" (1992-93) and "The 28th Academy of Country Music Awards" (1992-93). As a voice actor, Aikman brought to life a variety of characters in "The Simpsons" (1989-). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "A Phyllis George Special" (1993-94), "Sports Illustrated For Kids Slam Dunk, Home Run, Touchdown TV Sports Quiz" (1993-94) and "The Dallas Cowboys Celebrate Special Olympics" (1994-95). He also appeared in "Super Bowl XXX" (1995-96) and "ABC's Monday Night Football Mania!" (1996-97). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Go For It! TV" (2001-02). He also appeared as himself in the Tom Cruise smash hit comedic drama "Jerry Maguire" (1996). Additionally, he appeared in a number of television specials, including "Before They Were Pros" (1997-98) and "Clear Channel/Citizens Helping Heroes Benefit Special" (2004-05). He also lent his distinctive voice to "King of the Hill" (1996-2009). Aikman most recently appeared on "The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (2014-15). Aikman was married to Rhonda Worthey.

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1984:
Was offered a contract to play for New York Mets after high school; the turned down the offer to attend University of Oklahoma
1989:
Won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback
1989:
Was the No. 1 overall pick in 1989 NFL Draft and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys
1993:
Named MVP of Super Bowl XXVII
1996:
Played himself in the acclaimed drama "Jerry Maguire," starring Tom Cruise
2001:
Retired from professional football
2001:
Joined Fox's National Football Conference telecasts as a color commentator
2002:
Named Fox's lead announcer along with Joe Buck and Cris Collinsworth
2006:
Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
2008:
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
2011:
Executive produced and appeared in "Inside the Rings" for Fox Sports Network
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Education

University of Oklahoma: Norman , Oklahoma - 1984 - 1985
University of California (UCLA): Los Angeles , California - 1986 - 1989

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