Tony Romo

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Full Name Tony Romo
Age 40 Years Old
Nick Name Tony
Gender Male
Birth Date April 21st, 1980
Birth Place San Diego, California

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Tony Romo Biography

Antonio Ramiro Romo professionally named Tony Romo is a former American football quarterback. He played with the Dallas Cowboys for 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in the year 2003 and then playing with the team during the 2006 season. Starting his football journey with the Burlington High School, he then played for the Eastern Illinois University. He then retired from football after the 2016 season when a preseason back injury caused him to lose his starting position to back up Dak Prescott. Upon retiring, he was hired by CBS Sports to become the lead color analyst for their NFL telecasts, teaming with Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth. His 97.1 passer rating is the highest among retired players. He celebrated his 40th birthday as of 2020 and he will be celebrating his 41st birthday as of 21st April 1980. Scroll down to know more information about his full biography, interesting facts, wiki, personal life & affairs. 

Tony Romo will call the Bears-Saints playoff game from Dallas due to COVID-19 protocols, a CBS Sports spokeswoman told. While Romo will be working remotely for the game, his partner on the No. 1 team, Jim Nantz will be in New Orleans. COVID-19 protocols will also impact NBC’s Saturday playoff game between Tampa Bay and Washington. Mike Tirico will call the game from his home studio, while analyst Tony Dungy and reporter Kathryn Tappen will be at FedEx Field. The game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears is airing. The main broadcast, led by Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, is airing on CBS. The Saints are leading the Bears, 7-0, early in the first half on Sunday afternoon.

Tony Romo is famous for being a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He is best known for winning the Walter Payton Award and being named to the Pro Bowl four times.  

Tony Romo, a famous TV broadcaster

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Tony Romo was born on 21st April 1980 and his place of birth/hometown is in San Diego, California whereas his birth nation is America/USA. His full name/birth name is Antonio Ramiro Romo. Talking about his family, he was born to his parents; Ramiro Romo Jr. (father) and Joan Jakubowski (mother). He is a "Navy brat," as he was born while his father, Ramiro Romo, Jr., was stationed at the San Diego U.S. Naval Base. Later, his father became a carpenter and construction worker whereas his wife, Joan became a grocery store clerk after returning to Burlington, Wisconsin. In September 2007, his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At an early age, he was very interested in baseball as he was even selected to the Little League All-Star team. Tony holds an American nationality and his ethnic background/ethnicity is American-white. His race is White. By religion, Tony is a Christian and has spoken about his faith saying, "My faith has grown and I found that always having Jesus makes things a lot easier in my life. Having Jesus in your life gives you everlasting peace, which never goes away. It helps you handle the ups and downs of professional football." His horoscope/zodiac sign or star sign is Aries. Tony Romo had his 40th birthday celebration as of 2020 which makes him the age 40 until his next birthday in 2021. 

Concerning his educational qualification, Tony went to attend Burlington High School, and later, he joined Eastern Illinois University for further study. As a football quarterback in his high school, he finished the 1997 season with a 3-6 record earning several honors, including the All-Racine County football team and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State first-team honors. He graduated from high school in the year 1998. During his University time, he played for the NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team and was a member of Sigma Pi.

Tony Romo, a handsome football quarterback stands tall at the height of 6 ft 2 in or 1.88 m with a balanced body weight of 230 lb or 104 KG. Being an American footballer, he maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercises. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an attractive body size. His body build is athletic. He has a black-brown hair color with a pair of brown eyes. 

Tony Romo Football Career

  • Tony Romo's football career began as a quarterback for the Burlington High School. 
  • He then finished the 1997 season with a 3-6 record. 
  • He graduated his high school with his 1080 points being the all-time scoring record for the Burlington basketball varsity. 
  • After then, he attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois playing for the  NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team becoming a member of Sigma Pi. 
  • He ranked second in Division I-AA in passing efficiency, completing 164-of-278 (59%) passes for 2,583 yards and 27 touchdowns during his sophomore year. 
  • He led Division I-AA in passing efficiency, completing 138-of-207 passes for 2,068 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior. 
  • As a senior, he set school and conference records for completions with 258 in 407 attempts for 3,418 yards. 
  • During the 2003 NFL Draft, Tony went undrafted by any NFL team. Thus, he was assured by the assistant head coach of Dallas and signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent, 
  • His early game was against the Oakland Raiders. His 2006 season began against the Houston Texans on 15th October. 
  • He led the Cowboys to victory against Carolina Panthers on 29th October. 
  • Similarly, he led the team beating the Indianapolis Colts where he completed 19 of 23 passes winning the game with the record 21-14. 
  • He then concluded the 2006 regular season with 220 completions on 337 pass attempts for 2,903 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions, with a passer rating of 95.1 and finished the season ranked seventh in the NFC in passing yards (2,903) and touchdown passes (19).
  • His 2007 season began playing against New York Giants where the team won the game. 
  • He along with the team defeated Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams but lost to Buffalo Bills in Week 5. 
  • He then reached an agreement to a 6 year, $67.5 million contract extension with the Cowboys. 
  • Against the Green Bay Packers, he threw four touchdown passes. Against the Carolina Panthers on 22nd December, he became the first Cowboys' quarterback to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season. 
  • Against the Washington Redskins, he broke the Cowboys' season completions record with his 335th completion, a short pass to tight end Jason Witten finishing the season with a 13-3 record. 
  • On 7th September 2008, he led the Cowboys to a 28-10 win against Cleveland Browns. 
  • He then led the team to a 41-37 win against the Philadelphia Eagles on 15th September. 
  • Later, the team lost to the Washington Redskins and then won against the Cincinnati Bengals. After then, he was injured in a play against the Arizona Cardinals. 
  • Beginning of the 2009 season, he led the Cowboys to a 34-21 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 
  • During the next game against the New York Giants, he and the Cowboys were defeated. 
  • He led the Cowboys in Week 15 against an undefeated team late in the season for the second time in his career. 
  • He then won against Indianapolis Colts in 2006 and defeated the Saints on 19th December 2009. 
  • His 2010 season began playing against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5 where he threw for a career-high 406 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Against the New York Giants, he suffered a broken left clavicle on 25th October 2010 during the Monday Night Football game. Due to this, he was placed on injured reserve on 21st December 2010. 
  • During his 2011 season, he played against Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers. 
  • Against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, he suffered a severely bruised hand.
  • He was ranked the 9th best quarterback in the league heading into the 2012 season by Daniel Jeremiah, an NFL.com analyst. 
  • He then played against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13 and then played against Pittsburgh Steelers. 
  • He was signed by The Cowboys to a 6-year extension worth $108 million, with 55 million guaranteed and $25 million in bonuses, securing him for the rest of his career and relieving the pressure from the salary cap, which was reported to have less than $25,000. 
  • He underwent back surgery to remove a cyst in April 2013. 
  • After that, he made his debut game against the New York Giants where he left the game due to a rib injury and returned after halftime. 
  • He played his next game against the Washington Redskins in Week 16. 
  • On 27th December 2013, he underwent back surgery. 
  • He opened his game for the 2014 season against the San Francisco 49ers. 
  • With him, the Cowboys won six consecutive games against Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, and more. 
  • He set the Dallas Cowboys team record for the highest completion percentage in a game with 90%, completing 18 of his 20 passes in a 42-7 blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts on 21st December. 
  • Against Detroit Lions, he led the team to a 24-20 comeback victory after being down 17-7 at halftime. 
  • He was ranked 34th in the NFL's list of the top 100 players of 2015, the highest undrafted player on the year's list.
  • His 2015 season began playing against the New York Giants. 
  • During the play against Philadelphia Eagles in week 2, he suffered a broken left collarbone in the third quarter. 
  • He played against Miami Dolphins in week 11 where he made 18 of 28 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 victory. 
  • His last game of the 2015 season was against Carolina Panthers. 
  • Due to fracture and injury, he was unable to play the game during the 2016 season. 

Tony Romo, a former football quarterback

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Tony Romo Retirement After Career

  • Tony announced his retirement on 4th April 2017 from the NFL. After the announcement, he was released by the Cowboys, as per his request. 
  • After his retirement, he was hired by CBS Sports to serve as the lead color analyst for the network's NFL telecasts, working in the booth. 
  • He along with Nantz received further acclaim for their broadcasting of the 2018 AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. They were even called Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
  • He then renewed his contract with CBS through at least 2022 with the network reportedly paying him $17 Million per year becoming one of the highest-paid personnel in sports broadcasting and "the highest-paid NFL analyst in television history".
  • Beside this, 
  • He has also hosted a youth football camp in Burlington, Wisconsin, annually during the summer, since 2004.
  • He participated in community activities in collaboration with United Way, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the Dallas Area. 
  • He is also an avid amateur golfer. He attempted to qualify for the 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the 2005 U.S. Open but failed. In July 2018, he won the American Century Championship, a celebrity tournament.

High School and College Awards and Honors 

  • 3× All-OVC (2000-2002)
  • 3× OVC Player of the Year (2000-2002)
  • 3× All-American (2000-2002)
  • Walter Payton Award (2002)

Awards, Achievements, and Honors of Tony Romo

  • 4× Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014)
  • Second-team All Pro (2014)
  • NFC passing yards leader (2009)
  • NFC passing touchdowns leader (2007)
  • NFL passer rating leader (2014)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (2014)
  • 2× NFC passer rating leader (2007, 2014)
  • 3× FedEx Air Player of the Week (Week 1, 2007, Week 13, 2007, Week 5, 2013)
  • 2× NFC Offensive Player of the Month
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2011)

NFL records

Career

  • Most consecutive road games with at least one touchdown pass: 41 (2009 - 2016)
  • Highest QB rating in the fourth quarter
  • Most games in a season with a passer rating of at least 135.0 (6)

Dallas Cowboys team records

Career

  • Passing yards (34,183)
  • Passing touchdowns (248)
  • Games with at least 3 touchdown pass: 40; previously held by Danny White (20)
  • Games with at least 300 yards passing: 46; previously held by Troy Aikman (13)
  • Most fourth-quarter comebacks/game-winning drives: 28; previously held by Roger Staubach (23)
  • Consecutive games with a touchdown pass: 38 (2012-2014); previously held by Romo (20, 2010-11)

Season

  • Games with at least 300 yards passing: 9 (2012); previously held by Romo (8 - 2009)
  • Passing touchdowns: 36 (2007); previously held by Danny White (29)
  • Passing yards: 4,903 (2012); first Cowboys' quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Completions: 405 (2012); previously held by Romo with (347 - 2009)
  • Attempts: 611 (2012); previously held by Romo (550 - 2009)
  • The first quarterback in franchise history to average over 300 passing yards a game in a season (306.4 - 2012)

Game

  • Romo twice threw five touchdown passes in a game (November 23, 2006, and October 6, 2013) a record he shares with Troy Aikman (September 12, 1999).
  • On December 21, 2014, Romo completed a team record of 90.0% of his passes (18 of 20) in a home game against the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Most passing yards in a game, 506 yards against the Denver Broncos on October 6, 2013.

Tony Romo Wife and Children

Tony Romo, a famous former football quarterback's personal life is one of the most wanted topics during his career span. Yes, Tony is a married man. He tied the knot to his beautiful wife, Candice Crawford who is the 2008 Miss Missouri USA as well as a former journalist for Dallas TV station KDAF. she is even the sister of actor Chace Crawford. The duo wed on 28th May 2011 after being in a relationship for a couple of years. They got engaged on 16th December 2010. From the marriage, they produced three kids/sons; Hawkins Crawford Romo (born April 9, 2012), Rivers Romo (born March 18, 2014), and Jones McCoy Romo (born August 23, 2017). Currently, the married couple is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Tony Romo with his wife, Candice Crawford and their kids

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Back then, he also had affairs with Jessica Simpson, an Amerian singer, and songwriter. Later the duo broke up on 9th July 2009. 

Tony Romo Net Worth & Salary

Tony Romo is a former football quarterback who had played in the NFL for 14 seasons with the team, Dallas Cowboys. During his career timeline, he has made a huge amount of money. AS of 2021, the net worth of Tony Romo is estimated to have $70 Million whereas his present salary is still a mystery as he has not mentioned anything about his present career earnings to the media. In the 2013 season, the Cowboys signed Romo to a 6-year extension worth $108 million, with 55 million guaranteed and $25 million in bonuses, thus securing him for the rest of his career and relieving the pressure from the salary cap, which was reported to have less than $25,000 space before the deal was struck. Prior to his retirement, his source of earning was from a football career and after his retirement, his major source of wealth becomes a broadcasting career. Talking about his endorsements, he signed a 5 year, $10 million endorsement deal with apparel marketer Starter. As of today, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings and he is enjoying his present life a lot without any disturbances.