Tony Romo’s work ethic and humility have kept him grounded throughout his rise to stardom in one of sport’s most distinguished positions, the quarterback of “America’s Team”: the Dallas Cowboys. Despite showing great athletic talent and having a stellar collegiate career, Tony came into the NFL undrafted as a backup quarterback. He proceeded slowly in Dallas, working from third-string quarterback to starting quarterback over the course of four years. He was given a chance in 2006, as he replaced a veteran quarterback midway through the season resulting in a playoff appearance for the Cowboys after a three-year drought. Throughout his career, Tony has been selected to four Pro Bowl teams (NFL All-Star game) and led his team to four postseason appearances.
Romo currently holds the NFL records for most passing attempts through 100 starts, most consecutive road games with a touchdown pass (41), and most games with 135+ passer rating in a season (6).
It was not long before the media caught up with the small town boy-turned-Dallas Cowboys quarterback. His immediate rise from a blue-collar background to Texas Royalty epitomizes the American Dream. He has appeared regularly Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine and The Sporting News. Midwestern origins and a close-knit family provide Tony with a strong foundation to handle challenges both on and off the field. Today Tony works with his teammates toward the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl Championship.
Tony currently resides in Dallas, with his wife Candice and their two children.