Troy Aikman
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"Troy Kenneth Aikman" is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, led the team to three Super Bowl victories, and was the Super Bowl XXVII Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award/MVP. Aikman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2008 in New York City.

Currently he works as a television sportscaster for the NFL on Fox/Fox network. He is a former joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team, Hall of Fame Racing, along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, and is a part-owner of the San Diego Padres.

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I'd be surprised if one quarterback in the league could compute his own rating. Peyton Manning is as cerebral as it gets, and I don't think he'd have a first clue.

Any analyst would tell you that being in a three-man booth is tough. It's just hard when you've got things to say and you're not able to say 'em.

I've made no bones about it, that if this would happen, it would be the greatest individual athletic achievement of my life. When I think of all the great players who have played, to be considered one of the players that helped define the game itself, it is a humbling experience.

I've always viewed myself as an achiever. I need to achieve for myself.

I do think you have to have a great receiver and a great running back, ... But really every position is critical.

It's like Peyton Manning after last year; if he doesn't throw for 49 touchdowns, then he had a down year. And I felt that people were going to be judging on that type of criteria. That's unfair. And yet no matter what criteria you're judging him on, he had as good or better a year this year than he had last year.

We go in with eyes wide open and recognize there will be a lot of hard work involved. But we anticipate having success. We feel like we have assembled a great group of people. If we were going to do it any other way, we would have made an announcement a long time ago. We were very diligent.

To go into the Hall of Fame, it continues the legacy of the Dallas Cowboys.

It's a challenge we have before us. We recognize that. We go in with eyes wide open and recognize there will be a lot of hard work involved. But we anticipate having success.