[3rd] Highest Passer Rating, Career - 81.62 I know it's been a long day. AboutPressCopyrightContact usCreatorsAdvertiseDevelopersTermsPrivacyPolicy &. However, Troy Aikman is one of the leading candidates for induction in the NFL's 2006 Hall of Fame class. Thank you very much. Troy has also been selected to six Pro Bowl teams while throwing for over 28,000 yards and 141 touchdowns. Alvin Harper ran a slant. I joked to Troy, We've got to get you to get rid of that ball a little quicker. Anyway, Bill Holt in Henrietta taught me about the sacrifices that must be made to excel. It's said you're judged by the company you keep. Reggie, Warren, Harry, Rayfield, and John represented the game with class, just as Lesley Visser, the first female recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award, brought respect and professionalism to the field of journalism for her work in print and broadcasting. Mark Tuinei, Nate Newton, Mark Stepnoski, John Gesek, Eric Williams, Larry Allen, and Kevin Gogan. [Tied for 2nd] Most Times Sacked, Game - 11 (vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1991), [1st] Highest Completion Percentage, Career - 70.0 His impact on me was significant. Thank you for the hospitality and thank you for the courtesy you've shown me and my family. Troy Aikman: Joe Burrow has 'that edge to him'. He still ranks as the fourth highest rated passer in NCAA history. Presenter: Norv Turner, Former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach and longtime NFL head coach I don't anticipate missing many Hall of Fame weekends. During that span, the All-American led the Bruins to a 20-4 record. I was also lucky to grow up with two terrific sisters, at least most of the time (smiling). [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns Passing, Game - 5 (at Washington, Sept. 12, 1999) You know, after a game, a lot of times you have those "if's." It's said you're judged by the company you keep. That season also marked the end of Dallas' odyssey from worst to first. Legal Statement. [1st] Most Passing Yards Gained, Career - 32,942 The championships their teams won and the fans they entertained. Yet there's no doubt in my mind that if Norv Turner had not entered my life, I wouldn't be joining these men in the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. I further explained my answer. [Tied for 2nd] Most Passes Intercepted, Game - 3 (vs. Arizona, Jan. 2, 1999) Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. He meant that much to my career and to the Dallas Cowboys. I look forward to future years when he'll be joined by his great coach Jimmy Johnson, his teammates Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, Larry Allen and hopefully others. There's not a better example of Leigh's support for his clients than the fact that. [2nd] Passer Highest Rating, Season - 99.0 (1993) [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career - 61.5 With 90 wins in the 1990s, Aikman became the winningest starting quarterback of any decade in NFL history at the time of his retirement. He became the first Dallas rookie quarterback to start a season opener since Roger Staubach in 1969. video Rod Woodson discusses his life in football. I feel privileged to present Troy today. That's what he was about then, and still is to this day. We went to the playoffs that season, and over the next two years won back to back Super Bowls. He'd say this when times were tough, maybe we'd lost a close game, I'd thrown the deciding interception or the grind and the rigors of the season were beginning to take their toll on me. He knew the things he had to do to give his team the best chance to win. The first is Leigh Steinberg. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that these are the jobs we've always dreamed of having. They all made significant contributions to their teams, and that's why they're here. video. If you look at his greatest games, they came against the best teams and they came in the playoffs. The interviewer politely asked me why. In fact, he gave me that look he can give you that says, hey, let's get to work. With Troy, you didn't have those "if's" and "why's." A few weeks later, we had the chance to go out in the field for the first time. If you look at Troy's greatest plays, they came in the most critical situations. I remember after the workout calling my good friend and coach Ernie Zampese. So many other coaches are responsible for my development as a player. Troy was driven to be the best, and he expected the same from everyone around him. Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith became the NFL's all-time leading rusher on Oct. 27, 2002, an accomplishment he sought as a teenager in Pensacola, Fla . All-NFC Second Team: 1994 (UPI) 1995 (UPI), (6) - 1992, 1993, 1994*, 1995, 1996*, 1997*, At time of his retirement following 2000 season As talented as all of these players were, however, they were even better teammates. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Career - 4,715 Norv was right. There are two other people that deserve mention. [2nd] Most Pass Completions, Season - 302 (1992) [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Game - 57 (vs. Minnesota, Nov. 26, 1998) Aikman, wide receiver Michael Irvin, and running back Emmitt Smith delivered an offensive attack that opponents found nearly impossible to contain. Aikman started the game at quarterback. Leigh was my agent throughout my career. [1st] Consecutive Passes Completed - 10 (vs. Pittsburgh, Jan. 28, 1996) Anyway, Bill Holt in Henrietta taught me about the sacrifices that must be made to excel. Years: 1984-1985, 1987-1988. The Indianapolis Colts struggled mightily on offense in a Monday night loss, and broadcaster Troy Aikman was not shy about sharing his opinion on the matter. It wouldn't have happened without the help of a lot of great coaches. As a quarterback, the player who more than any other is ultimately judged on his ability to win, I couldn't have asked for anything more from an owner. [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career - 63.75 Was one of the best offensive minds and greatest people that this game has ever known. For as long as I can remember, all I ever wanted was to play pro sports. [1st] Most Passing Yards Gained, Game, Rookie Season - 379 (at Phoenix, Nov. 12, 1989) Norv was right. He'd say this when times were tough, maybe we'd lost a close game, I'd thrown the deciding interception or the grind and the rigors of the season were beginning to take their toll on me. As I look at the men on this stage behind me, I think about the many great moments that they helped produce. The past eight years have been without question the best years of my life. We went to the playoffs that season, and over the next two years won back to back Super Bowls. [2nd] Lowest Percentage Passes Intercepted, Season - 1.59 (1998) In the 1994 NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Green Bay Packers, Aikman completed 23 of 30 passes for 337 yards. As the young quarterback improved, however, so too did the Cowboys' record. Since that time I've not met a finer, more trustworthy person. I'd also like to say that the people in Canton, Ohio, have been absolutely terrific. I thank both of you for all the support and love you've shown me through the years. [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Passes Completed - 8 (SB XXVII, vs. Buffalo) When defenses focused on Irvin and/or Smith, Aikman would find tight end Jay Novacek or wide receiver Alvin Harper. Norv was my coach for three years. So it is extremely gratifying that after a career of putting team accomplishments in front of personal achievement, today I am receiving the greatest individual honor a football player could ever receive. He had been slammed to the turf at the Vet by Clyde Simmons. Norv Turner (presenter): Quarterback Troy Aikman finished his collegiate career as the third rated passer in NCAA history. An All-America at UCLA, Aikman joined the Dallas Cowboys as the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. Mario Orasco, Rod Davis, Manny DeSalvo taught me the fundamentals of the game and what it meant to be a good sport. 8, Troy Aikman. Football is a great game that has afforded me many things and provided much happiness. What struck me most about Jimmy was his fearlessness. Didn't take long to see that Jimmy was unique, and it wasn't just because of his hair. [3rd] Most Passing Attempts, Game - 52 (at N.Y. Giants, Oct. 5, 1997) Ernie, I say thank you for everything. I always took great pride in being a part of the triplets with Michael and Emmitt. In 1990, Aikman completed 226 of 399 passes for 2,579 yards and 11 touchdowns - the team finished 7-9. Yet there's no doubt in my mind that if Norv Turner had not entered my life, I wouldn't be joining these men in the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. Norv was my coach for three years. It makes me proud to be in their company today. You know what I'm talking about. Alvin Harper ran a slant. I remember after the workout calling my good friend and coach Ernie Zampese. [1st] Lowest Percentage Passes Intercepted, Rookie Season - 6.14 (1989) [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Season - 65.3 (1991) I said, because I want to win. [1st] Lowest Percentage Passes Intercepted, Career - 2.99 There were no "if's." Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 4 (SB XXVII, vs. Buffalo), [2nd] Longest Pass Completion - 94 (to Alvin Harper, vs. Green Bay, 1994) [1st] Most Touchdowns Passing, Rookie Season - 9 (1989) It was very difficult coaching against Troy and the Cowboys the next seven years. [2nd] Most Passing Attempts, Game - 49 (vs. Arizona, Jan. 2, 1999) [1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Career - 141 "Theyve thrown the ball a lot more than I would have anticipated," Aikman mentioned. 8, Troy Aikman. Rhonda, you're a wonderful mother, an example to our three daughters, Rachel, Jordan, and Alex. I'm also very grateful to my family. [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game - 85.7 (at Atlanta, Dec. 21, 1992) Uniform Number: 8. Jimmy's boldness set the tone for a young group of players who didn't know much about winning but were eager to learn. [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games, Four or More Touchdowns Passes - 1 (at Washington, Sept. 12, 1999) Some guard against overconfidence. I wouldn't be here without you. It was very difficult coaching against Troy and the Cowboys the next seven years. Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital. I joked to Troy, We've got to get you to get rid of that ball a little quicker. The four of you make me so proud and give my life purpose, I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful family. In fact, he gave me that look he can give you that says, hey, let's get to work. I'm also honored to have Norv Turner here today as my presenter. [2nd] Most Yards Gained, Game - 455 (vs. Minnesota, Nov. 26, 1998) Mark, thank you for the commitment and support over the last 17 years. It was a privilege to play for Jerry and the rest of the Jones family, and I appreciate the opportunity they gave me and their commitment to making the Cowboys a championship organization. Golf game hasn't gotten any better. Pittsburgh beat Indy 24-17, partially due to clock mismanagement in the game's final minutes. [3rd] Most Consecutive Passes Attempted, None Intercepted - 88 (1994-96) Aikman's 22 of 30 for 273 yards passing and four touchdowns earned him Super Bowl MVP honors. Thank you, Norv. He was standing in a meeting room. And for me it's about trying to get my speech prepared and mention the people that I feel need to be mentioned. [3rd] Most Passing Attempts, No Interceptions, Game - 45 (vs. Washington, Nov. 16, 1997) Today Troy is being honored as one of the greatest players ever. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. I'm so grateful to the NFL, to the Cowboys, to my teammates, and to my coaches, for helping me get here. It's no wonder we enjoyed so much success in the '90s considering all the talent we had. [1st] Most Touchdowns Passing, Career - 165 When I was a kid, all I ever wanted to be was a professional athlete. Jimmy's boldness set the tone for a young group of players who didn't know much about winning but were eager to learn. [1st] Most Consecutive Games, Touchdown Pass - 16 (1993-1994) It makes me proud to be in their company today. Other Members of Class of 2006: Harry Carson, John Madden, Warren Moon, Reggie White, Rayfield Wright, Drafted: 1st round (1st player overall) in 1989 by Dallas Cowboys Coach Donahue, thank you for providing me an opportunity at UCLA and having such a positive influence on my life. Troy established many school records including 24 touchdown passes in a season, 228 completions in a season and 32 completions in a game. NFL broadcaster Troy Aikman was not pleased with the Indianapolis Colts' display of inept offense during Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. My wife, Rhonda, is my best friend. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman presents former NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson during the 2020 HOF enshrinement ceremony. That decision would turn around my career. Following high school, I attended Oklahoma University and was coached by one of the winningest coaches in college football history, Barry Switzer. "It's the violence of the sport," Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman observed. Coach Donahue, thank you for providing me an opportunity at UCLA and having such a positive influence on my life. I'd also like to thank the many friends, family and fans who have traveled great distances to share this moment with me today. I know he's watching. There's not a better example of Leigh's support for his clients than the fact that. The Colts were only able to muster 71 yards of total offense in the first half against the Steelers' defense. [2nd] Lowest Percentage, Passes Intercepted, Career - 1.25 Irvin, Novacek, and Harper, each had more than 100 yards receiving. I know a lot of you have come to watch other inductees and have reason to leave, but you stuck it out, and I appreciate that very much. He had his arm in a sling. Leigh was my agent throughout my career. He had been slammed to the turf at the Vet by Clyde Simmons. The second person is my long time business advisor, Mark Grigg. [Tied for 1st] Most Times Sacked, Game - 11 (vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1991) Jimmy was the right coach at the right time for the Dallas Cowboys, and I'm grateful to have been given the opportunity to play for him. Yet it's our friendship that is most special because it has endured long after he stopped coaching me in Dallas. My mother, Charlynn sacrificed so much for myself and my two sisters, shuttling us to practices, attending our games, fixing meals, keeping our uniforms clean, and basically always being there for us whenever we needed her, regardless of whatever else might have been occupying her time at the moment. I said, because I want to win. Leigh was my agent throughout my career. I enjoyed the best seat in the house as I watched Emmitt Smith run his way to the NFL's all time rushing record. The older I get, the more I understand how much you sacrificed, and your children will forever be indebted to you. Indy moved on from veteran quarterback Carson Wentz and opted to trade for Ryan during the offseason. He didn't laugh. Thank you for the hospitality and thank you for the courtesy you've shown me and my family. Although he showed great promise and threw for a rookie-record 379 yards in a game against the Phoenix Cardinals, the team finished 1-15. Answer: Aikman. That decision would turn around my career. I was blessed to be coached by some of the game's best, beginning with my earliest years of junior All American football in Cerritos, California, with the Suburban Hornets. [1st] Most Seasons, 3,000 or More Passing Yards - 5 (1992-93, 1995-97) Since I didn't have a brother, they were the ones who satisfied my need to get better by playing catch, running routes, rebounding baskets, and doing pretty much everything else little brother needed. I'd also like to say that the people in Canton, Ohio, have been absolutely terrific. [1st] Most Passing Yards Gained, Career - 3,849 But I feel more privileged to have been his close friend throughout the years. Thank you, Norv. All rights reserved. [3rd] Most Pass Completions, Season - 296 (1996) [3rd] Lowest Percentage Passes Intercepted, Season - 1.62 (1995) That's what he was about then, and still is to this day. I know he's watching. I'd have to say, though, that the Super Bowl was my greatest moment in sports, and it was also my most emotional moment." Quarterback Troy Aikman finished his collegiate career as the third rated passer in NCAA history. Then of course there was Jimmy. Aikman did not place all the blame on Ryan for the turnover and admitted that wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. should not have stopped running his route on the play. Thank you very much. [3rd] Lowest Percentage Passes Intercepted, Season - 1.62 (1995) As you saw today, there's a lot of great ones to choose from. Yet there's no doubt in my mind that if Norv Turner had not entered my life, I wouldn't be joining these men in the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. That's it. Height: 6-4. I enjoyed the best seat in the house as I watched Emmitt Smith run his way to the NFL's all time rushing record. As I moved on to junior high and high school ball in Henrietta, Oklahoma, with the Henrietta Hens that's right, our mascot was the Hens, Fighting Hens as if maybe that instilled a little bit of doubt in our opponents' minds. He's the big brother I never had. Ernie couldn't be with us today. [3rd] Most Passing Yards Gained, Season - 3,445 (1992) It's fitting that he's the first of that group to enter the Hall of Fame. Troy Aikman is not a Hall of Fame quarterback. Leigh was my agent throughout my career. [3rd] Most Passing Attempts, No Interceptions, Game - 30 (SB XXVII, vs. Buffalo), Team Statistical Championships Troy's teammates would tell you he was a leader of those great Dallas teams of the '90s. Sports NFL In his 26-year career in the broadcast booth, Joe Buck has seldom been left speechless. Team owner Jim Irsay relieved Frank Reich of his head coaching duties Nov. 7 after a disappointing 351 start. Irsay replaced Reich with former Colts center Jeff Saturday on an interim basis. There's now a new team of Aikman women in my life. He was recovering from shoulder surgery. Outstanding quarterback for the Bruins in 1987-88 posting a 20-4 two-year record as a starter including victories in the Aloha and Cotton Bowls. It's a great honor and thrill to present to the Hall of Fame, Dallas quarterback, No. I was able to live a dream. "If we completed that ball on third and four, we would have won the game." [3rd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Season - 64.8 (1995) Thank you very much. [Tied for 3rd] Most Games, 300 or More Yards Passing, Career - 4 I didn't seek it, and yet I'm here. [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games, Four or More Touchdowns Passes - 1 (at Washington, Sept. 12, 1999) After transferring from Oklahoma, he played college football at UCLA, where he won the Davey O'Brien Award as a senior. "If we completed that ball on third and four, we would have won the game." Your friendship and support means so much to me as it did throughout my career. I really felt was Troy's drive, along with coach Jimmy Johnson's leadership, that had accounted for that worst to first you just saw on the screen. Ken Anderson's 2-4 record says as much about his Pro Football Hall of Fame bona fides as all of the black-ink rate stats on his Pro Football Reference page, maybe more. It's said you're judged by the company you keep. That's it. Indianapolis only put up three points over the game's first two quarters. Fox News Flash top sports headlines for November 29. Joe has been a great friend to me and my family for many years. [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Career - 4,715 He didn't laugh. It's an honor to be a member of a Hall of Fame induction class that includes five men for whom I have such admiration and respect. [1st] Most Pass Completions, Rookie Season - 155 (1989) I've known Mark since I was 22 years old. Today Troy is being honored as one of the greatest players ever. Another one of Troy's real strengths was his ability to bring out the best in everyone around him. Rhonda, you're a wonderful mother, an example to our three daughters, Rachel, Jordan, and Alex. We could have given it to Emmitt?". I told him, I've never seen anything like it. [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career - 320 Fox Sports analyst Troy Aikman shares his reaction to his former coach Jimmy Johnson's announcement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Divisional Round. I'd like to first of all say that I'm very pleased to see all the people who have stuck around here today. Thank you. A high school coach once told me, In life you have a lot of acquaintances but very few friends. All-NFC Second Team: 1994 (UPI) 1995 (UPI), (6) - 1992, 1993, 1994*, 1995, 1996*, 1997*, At time of his retirement following 2000 season Another one of Troy's real strengths was his ability to bring out the best in everyone around him. [3rd] Longest Pass Completion - 90 (to Alvin Harper, at San Francisco, Nov. 13, 1994; to Jason Tucker, vs. N.Y. Giants, Jan. 2, 2000, TD) There are two other people that deserve mention. It's an honor to be a member of a Hall of Fame induction class that includes five men for whom I have such admiration and respect. Troy Aikman's Oklahoma Hall of Fame speech (2010-08-04) 6,026 views Dec 6, 2017 42 Dislike Share Save The Oklahoman Video Archive 8.33K subscribers The former Henryetta and Dallas Cowboys. Joe Buck's TV partner Troy. Super Bowl XXVII MVP, Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 4, 2006, Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 5,2006 It's said you're judged by the company you keep. Aikman was the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Terri and Tami were pretty good athletes themselves. I look forward to many return trips to the Canton area in the future years. Thank you, Norv. There's now a new team of Aikman women in my life. Football is a great game that has afforded me many things and provided much happiness. You know, after a game, a lot of times you have those "if's." [2nd] Most Passing Attempts, No Interceptions, Game - 33 (vs. Green Bay, Jan. 14, 1996) Although it wasn't one that allowed me to put up big numbers, that was fine. [3rd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game - 73.33 (SB XXVII, vs. Buffalo) [2nd] Most Passing Attempts, Game - 53 (at Cincinnati, Dec. 14, 1997) The second person is my long time business advisor, Mark Grigg. Was one of the best offensive minds and greatest people that this game has ever known. I was blessed to be coached by some of the game's best, beginning with my earliest years of junior All American football in Cerritos, California, with the Suburban Hornets. His impact on me was significant. His impact on me was significant. The older I get, the more I understand how much you sacrificed, and your children will forever be indebted to you. Market data provided by Factset. Some coaches play not to lose. [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 4 (SB XXVII, vs. Buffalo), Cowboys' records held by Aikman at the time of his retirement following the 2000 season, [1st] Most Seasons Leading Team, Passing - 12 (1989-00) Alvin ran down the field inside the ten, and took Troy, himself, and the rest of the Cowboys right to the Super Bowl. Norv Turner (presenter): [3rd] Highest Completion Percentage, Career - 63.8 In addition to great coaching and ownership, I had the pleasure with playing with a very gifted and special group of players. In 1988, while earning consensus All-American honors, Aikman won the Davey OBrien award as the nations top quarterback and placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. [2nd] Lowest Percentage, Passes Intercepted, Career - 1.25 I know it's hot. Although my time at Oklahoma was brief, it was there that I first learned how difficult playing the quarterback position could be. Rick Enis, Danny Spurlock, Ken Lackey, Steve Axman, Rick Neuheisel, Jerry Rhome, Hudson Houck, Joe Avazzano. Your friendship and support means so much to me as it did throughout my career. I don't anticipate missing many Hall of Fame weekends. [3rd] Most Games, Four of More Touchdowns Passes, Career - 3 [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Rookie Season - 52.9 (1989) Didn't take long to see that Jimmy was unique, and it wasn't just because of his hair. Passing Touchdown Leader: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 1997 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Troy Aikman has harnessed the drive and dedication that formed the foundation of his Hall of Fame football career with the Dallas Cowboys in numerous successful business ventures since retiring from the game following the 2000 season. Then of course there was Jimmy. Rick Enis, Danny Spurlock, Ken Lackey, Steve Axman, Rick Neuheisel, Jerry Rhome, Hudson Houck, Joe Avazzano. Ernie Zampese, my offensive coordinator in Dallas for four years, including when we won Super Bowl XXX. Of all those years, Norv and I were together for only three. [1st] Most Passing Yards Gained, Career - 3,849 [Tied for 2nd] Most Completions, Game - 33 (at Miami, Oct. 27, 1996) During his NFL career, he has led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl Championships and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. [2nd] Most Passing Attempts, No Interceptions, Game - 33 (vs. Green Bay, Jan. 14, 1996) I certainly would not be here without you. John Madden coached the game the same way. [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game - 75.68 (vs. Green Bay, Jan. 16, 1994) Dell Hellestrae, not only was he the best long snapper in the league, but he also proved to be a great listener to my many frustrations on a many a Saturday night. I've known Mark since I was 22 years old. When I look back at my football career and the championship seasons, I think of all my teammates from Henrietta to UCLA to Dallas that shared in all those moments. [1st] Lowest Percentage Passes Intercepted, Rookie Season - 6.14 (1989) The first is Leigh Steinberg. Norv came to Dallas as an offensive coordinator in 1991, my third season, and turned around one of the worst offenses in the National Football League, and gave guidance to a young quarterback who was in desperate need of some direction. We could have given it to Emmitt?". 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame All Rights Reserved. [2nd] Most Times Sacked, Career - 259 In closing, I'd like to share something that a close friend used to tell me back when I was playing. His career statistics include 32,942 yards and 165 touchdowns for a passer rating of 81.6. In Dallas, my role as the quarterback was to move our team down the field and score points. What fans saw on Sundays, his teammates saw every day of the week. I certainly would not be here without you. The past eight years have been without question the best years of my life. During his NFL career, he has led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl Championships and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. [2nd] Most Passes Intercepted, Career - 17 The second person is my long time business advisor, Mark Grigg. Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 5, 2006 Presenter: Norv Turner, Former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach and longtime NFL head coach It wouldn't have happened without the help of a lot of great coaches. [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game - 76.67 (vs. Green Bay, Jan. 8, 1995) This was a proud day for Cowboys fans as Aikman had been a part of the team that restored glory to the franchise. [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career - 2,898 There were no "if's." Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Games, 300 or More Yards Passing - 2 (1994) I told them I'd choose Troy. Jersey Number: 8. [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Season - 65.3 (1991) I really felt was Troy's drive, along with coach Jimmy Johnson's leadership, that had accounted for that worst to first you just saw on the screen. He'd say this when times were tough, maybe we'd lost a close game, I'd thrown the deciding interception or the grind and the rigors of the season were beginning to take their toll on me. Troy's greater strength as a player was his ability to focus and stay focused in the most unusual circumstances. If that's true, I'm in great standing today. Troy was driven to be the best, and he expected the same from everyone around him. The Colts (4-7-1) travel to Arlington this week for a matchup against the Cowboys (8-3) Sunday night. What Norv Turner would say was this: Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that these are the jobs we've always dreamed of having. [1st] Highest Passing Attempts/Sack Ratio, Career - 19.2 It was also while as Oklahoma that I got coached by Mack Brown, current head coach of the defending national champions Texas Longhorns. The many friendships in my life are what made me feel every single day like I'm the luckiest guy in the world, and I thank all of you for being here today. [1st] Most Pass Completions, Game - 34 (at N.Y. Giants, Oct. 5, 1997; vs. Minnesota, Nov. 26, 1998) Troy Aikman 12seasons 32,942yards 6Pro Bowls + Add to Favorites Player Menu Toggle Dallas Cowboys 1989-2000 Bio Stats Championship Games Career Highlights Career Capsule Enshrinement speech Media Merchandise Troy AikmanCareer Highlights 12 seasons Other Members of Class of 2006: Harry Carson, John Madden, Warren Moon, Reggie White, Rayfield Wright, Drafted: 1st round (1st player overall) in 1989 by Dallas Cowboys
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