Troy Aikman

A three-time Super Bowl Champion, an NFL and College Football Hall of Fame Inductee and former #1 draft pick, Troy Aikman is regarded as among the greatest NFL quarterbacks ever.  He has been a Super Bowl MVP, NFL Man of the Year, was selected to six consecutive Pro Bowls and to one All-Pro team.  His accolades and honors are numerous and now, extend to his post-retirement work as well.  Troy has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as a Fox Sports football commentator and is part of the network's lead announcing crew, a position he has held since 2002.  He is also a joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup racing team, Hall of Fame Racing, along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach.  The activity to which Troy is most dedicated, however, is the Troy Aikman foundation, a charity committed to the well-being and health of America's children.

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ABOUT Troy Aikman   (+/-)

A True Football Legend

Troy Aikman is one of the most successful quarterbacks in National Football League history.  After being drafted number one in the NFL draft by the Cowboys in 1989, Troy led the team to three Super Bowl championships, played in four consecutive NFC championships, won six NFC east titles, and was the 10th rated lifetime passer going into the 2000 season.  At the time of his retirement, he was the Cowboys' all-time leading passer and had the most wins by any quarterback in any decade.  Troy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2008.                                                   

Protecting and Promoting the Health and Future of America's Children

Troy's passion and commitment extends not only to football but also to the various charitable organizations in which he is active. The Troy Aikman Foundation was established in 1992 with the mission of providing financial support for the physical, psychological, social, and educational needs of children. A public charitable 501(c) 3 organization, the Foundation has since directed its emphasis to the construction of high-tech interactive playrooms in children's hospitals. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards Troy's stated goal that there is nothing more important than the health and well- being of children in our nation.  In 1998, he was recognized for his work and received one of professional football's highest honors when he was named NFL man of the year.

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Change is Good: Making the Most out of Unexpected Opportunities

Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys quarterback and three-time Super Bowl Champion, offers practical advice on how to use unexpected change and temporary setbacks as an opportunity to grow in new and better ways. Troy shares with audiences his life experiences -- from how his interest in football developed to his successes and failures in his professional career, including his decision to retire. Audiences will emerge with a renewed sense of spirit and motivation and ready to tackle any obstacle that stands in their way to success.

Leading a Winning Team: Your Playbook for Success

Known with his fellow teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith as "The Triplets," Troy Aikman knows first-hand what it takes to form and lead a winning team.  Here, Troy offers strategies and insight on recognizing each team member's individual assets and how to maximize them for peak team performance.

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