Induction Sponsored by
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Troy Aikman moved to Henryetta, Oklahoma, when he was 12 years old and earned high school All-State honors in football and baseball. He attended the University of Oklahoma, but following his sophomore year, transferred to UCLA, where he led the Bruins to a 20-4 record and two bowl victories, earned consensus All-American honors in 1988, and won the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback. Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1989 NFL Draft, Aikman took Dallas to the playoffs in 1991, earning his first of six straight Pro Bowl selections. In 1992, the Cowboys went to their first Super Bowl since 1978, and Aikman was recognized as MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. Dallas also won two of the next three Super Bowls. He retired from football in 2000, with 32,942 career yards passing, 165 touchdowns and three Super Bowl rings. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.