A successful quarterback in the National Football League is going to make loads of money, but one who has a successful career after his playing days will be worth even more. Just ask Troy Aikman.
The kid from West Covina, California, and Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys has gone on to be a great broadcaster voice on FOX, alongside Joe Buck, to build up his bank roll in a big-time way.
So what is Troy Aikman's net worth? Let's find out.
College and NFL Career
Even though Troy Kenneth Aikman was born in Cerritos, California, his family moved to Henryetta, Oklahoma, where he earned All-State honors as a quarterback and won a state championship in typing, yes typing, at Henryetta High School. He chose to attend the University of Oklahoma and started as a true freshman under Barry Switzer.
He played for two seasons in Norman before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against the Miami Hurricanes. The backup, Jamelle Holieway, would eventually take the team to the National Championship in 1985 and keep the starting role. So Aikman decided to transfer back home to California and play for UCLA.
In two NCAA seasons with the Bruins, Aikman threw for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns with a record of 20-4. In 1987, he was the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. The following year, he won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback and was named a Consensus All-American. He was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
Aikman was selected with the first-overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He was the first of four draft picks in the top five of that draft to eventually be enshrined in Canton. Although his career didn't get off to a great start the NFC QB was a Pro Bowl selection in his third season, the first of six consecutive appearances.
In his fourth year, the Cowboys had their first serious team success as they won the Super Bowl under head coach Jimmy Johnson, and Aikman was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. They repeated the following season, and then won Super Bowl XXX to capture three championships in four seasons in Texas.
Due to concussions and back issues, Aikman retired after the 1999 season. He finished his NFL career with 32,942 passing yards, 165 touchdowns and 2,898 completions in 12 seasons. He earned the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 1997 was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Broadcasting Career & Personal Life
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After leaving the game of football as an NFL player, Aikman immediately found a replacement as a sportscaster with Fox Network. He joined during the 2001 season and was named to the lead announcing crew the following year.
The sports announcer is still one of the top voices for the network and has been part of the broadcasting team, including calling five Super Bowls. He also hosts a weekly radio show on Sporting News Radio.
Aikman dated country singer Lorrie Morgan before he married Rhonda Worthey, a former Cowboys publicist, in 2000. They had two daughters, Jordan Ashley Aikman and Alexa Marie Aikman, before divorcing in 2011. Aikman married fashion retailer Catherine "Capa" Mooty in 2017.
Today, Aikman is making $7.5 million per year at FOX Sports as a color commentator, according to Front Office Sports, to build up his net worth even more.
Troy Aikman Net Worth
During his professional football career, Aikman made $27.4 million in salary as well as $17.85 million in other bonuses, including a big signing bonus, and finished with career earnings of $55.5 million over 12 seasons.
The American football player also has several side investments. He and Roger Staubach started the Hall of Fame Racing Team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and is also a part-owner of the San Diego Padres. He also has been in commercials and ads for Wingstop, Rent-a-Center, and IDLife.
With his successful career on and off the field, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Aikman has built up an estimated net worth near $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
This article was originally published November 22, 2019.
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