Tony Romo

Tony Romo is also known as Antonio Ramiro, a famous American football quarterback player was born on April 21, 1980, in San Diego, California.  In 2006, he was selected as the starting quarterback for Dallas Cowboys of the NFL (National Football League), and in 2007, he signed the six-year contract.  He was a prominent high school football player as well as a college football player at EI (Eastern Illinois) University. Romo was identified as an OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) Player of the Year after finishing his high school season, which also led the entire Division I-AA in PE (passing efficiency) as a junior.  In 2002, Romo won the WP (Walter Payton) Award, and in 2001, he supported the Panthers team to participate in OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) championship.

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In 2003, NFL draft did not select Romo, which made him sign as a free agent for Dallas Cowboys.  He was a Pro Bowl pick for the 2006 season, 2007, 2009 and 2014season where the DC made the Playoffs.  Tony Romo also broke the DC team records with 300 passing yards and more than 3 touchdown passes.  Romo, the famous quarterback has a higher passer rating in the 4th quarter than any other NFL quarterback player.


Romo enrolled in EIU (Eastern Illinois University) in Charleston, Illinois. He was selected for a Panthers football team and played for the NCAA Division I-AA.  As an undergraduate, he came second in Division I-AA in PE (Passing Efficiency), completing 27 touchdowns and 59% passes for 2,583yards.   His 8yard run on the final play of the game made EI win over EK (Eastern Kentucky) with 25-24, and he was honored as an OVC Player of the Week on October 14, 2002.  By winning a WP Award, he made a history as a first player in OVC and EI.  He finished his school football career with a record of 85 touchdown passes. He was awarded 3rd position in conference with 8,212 passing yards and 2nd position in school with 941 attempts and 584 completions.

Career Experience

In 2003 NFL Draft selection, Romo was undrafted in spite of having few interesting scouts. Though Coach Mike Shanahan and former Denver Broncos pursued intensely for Romo, the NFL Draft did not select Romo, later he signed as a free agent by the Cowboys.  In 2004, Cowboys hired Vinny Testaverde an experienced quarterback immediately after releasing quarterback Cad Hutchinson. In 2005, Romo was selected as a second quarterback. After Jerry Jones refused for a third round draft pick, he gradually took over the starting quarterback position during half time from Drew Bledsoe when they are playing against the NYG (New York Giants) on October 23, 2006.

In 2008 season, he injured his right-hand little finger during overtime, and he missed next 3 games due to the injury.  During the end of the season Cowboys lost the game against Philadelphia Eagles, during that period Romo injured his rib and in 2010 he broke his left clavicle.  Romo had injuries almost every year of his football career.

Personal Life

Tony Romo’s wedding was on May 28, 2011, he married Candice Crawford who was also a Miss Missouri in 2008, and also, she was a Journalist for KDAF television in Dallas. Romo and his wife became proud parents on April 9, 2012, by giving birth to their first son Hawkins Crawford Romo.

Tony Romo Salary and Net Worth

The American football quarterback player Tony Romo has a net worth of $45 million dollars and a salary of $15 million dollars.

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Last Modified : Mar 26 2016