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Troy Aikman          

Three-Time NFL Super Bowl Champion Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys; ESPN Monday Night Football NFL Game Analyst

In March 2022, ESPN signed Hall of Fame quarterback, Troy Aikman, along with Joe Buck, to a multi-year deal, making him the new NFL game analyst of Monday Night Football. Aikman and Buck have been the NFL’s most consistent broadcasting tandem, beginning their partnership in 2002 as a three-man booth with analyst Cris Collinsworth, before becoming a duo in 2005. Over their 21 seasons together, they have called more than 290 regular-season games, more than 40 playoff matchups, 18 NFC Championships and Super Bowls XXXIX, XLII, XLV, XLVIII, LI and LIV with both having been nominated for Sports Emmy Awards multiple times.

During the season, Aikman and Buck work alongside Lisa Salters, Monday Night Football’s longest-tenured sideline reporter. In May 2023, at the 44th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, Monday Night Football won a Sports Emmy for ‘Outstanding Live Sports Series’ for the MNF’s 2023 season – the trio’s first year together.

Aikman’s Hall of Fame playing career began in 1989, when the Dallas Cowboys selected him with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. His 12 years in the league were highlighted by victories in Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. While leading one of sports’ most famous franchises, the Cowboys won six NFC East titles (1992-96 & 1998) and advanced to four NFC Championship Games (1992-95). Aikman is one of only four quarterbacks to guide his team to victory in three Super Bowls (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX). In February 2006, Aikman was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Prior to joining the Cowboys, Aikman passed for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns in two years at UCLA. During that span, the All-American led the Bruins to a 20-4 record. In 1999, he was inducted into the UCLA Sports Hall of Fame. He transferred to UCLA after two seasons at the University of Oklahoma (1984-85). Selected by the Cowboys with the first overall selection in the 1989 NFL Draft, he became the first rookie quarterback to start a season opener for Dallas since Roger Staubach in 1969. In 2009, Aikman was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Aikman retired from the NFL after the 2000-01 season and went immediately into the booth, working the 2001-02 season for FOX Sports, where he remained for the past two decades, prior to joining ESPN.

Aikman was raised in Cerritos, Calif. His family moved to Henryetta, Okla., when he was 12. Aikman went on to earn All-State honors at Henryetta High School. Founded in 1992, The Troy Aikman Foundation for Children has touched many young lives through services such as creating colorful recreation areas in children’s hospitals. Troy is the founder of EIGHT, a light lager brewed for those who never settle.

Aikman resides in Dallas and has two daughters, Jordan and Ally.

Speech Topics

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. 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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NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman had a hand in scoring 174 touchdowns for the Dallas Cowboys, but his latest exploit involved simply scoring a date for a high school sophomore.
Troy Aikman's health warning ahead of Super Bowl 50
Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is speaking out about his battle against melanoma, the most severe form of skin cancer. In 1998 the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback noticed a dark spot on his back shoulder and went to see a dermatologist to get it checked out.

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