Tony Romo who was born on April 21, 1980, in San Diego, California, He was not drafted by any team in the 2003 NFL draft but has played for the Dallas Cowboys since being signed in that year as a free agent and been in the NFL since 2003. He is a 3-time Pro Bowl player.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Tony Romo.
Tony Romo Facts #1:
Romo is a scratch golfer and has tried unsuccessfully to qualify for the 2005 U.S. Open and 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
Tony Romo Facts #2:
Tony Romo is the son of a Navy man and at the time of his birth, the “Navy brat’s” father was stationed at San Diego U.S. Naval Station. The family later relocated back to Wisconsin where his Dad became a carpenter and his mom was a grocery store clerk.
Tony Romo Facts #3:
Tony Romo is active in three primary charities: The United Way, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Tony Romo Facts #4:
In the January 8th, Victoria’s Secret, “What is Sexy” list, Tony Romo was voted the Sexiest Male athlete.
Tony Romo Facts #5:
Forbes magazine in August 2007, voted him one of America’s Most Eligible Bachelors.
Tony Romo Facts #6:
Since 2004, Tony Romo has hosted a youth football camp in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Tony Romo Facts #7:
Tony Romo at one time dated Singer Jessica Simpson but broke up 2 years later the night before her 29th birthday. He also dated America Idol winner, Carrie Underwood. He subsequently married Candace Crawford, the 2008 Miss Missouri USA and former journalist for a Dallas radio station. They had their first child a son named Hawkins Crawford Romo in 2012 and had a second named Rivers Romo.
Tony Romo Facts #8:
Tony Romo attended Eastern Illinois where led the Panthers football team to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001. He was an All-American three years, a three time Ohio Valley Conference player and won the Walter Peyton award which is given to the best player in Division I-AA. Tony winning the award was the first for Eastern Illinois and he was also the first player to play in the NFL where the school is really a pipeline for coaches to get into the NFL like Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, and Brad Childress.
Tony Romo Facts #9:
Tony Romo wears #9 because it was fictional baseball player, Roy Hobbs’ number in the movie, “The Natural” starring Robert Redford.
Tony Romo Facts #10:
Like many QBs, Tony Romo got his first career start given to him by Head Coach Bill Parcells because of the sub-par play of Drew Bledsoe. This was the second time Drew Bledsoe lost a starting QB job, the first time to New England QB Tom Brady.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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