Troy Aikman is a former football player, a television presenter as well as a successful team owner. He played for 12 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL) and co-owns the team San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball (MLB). Troy is the recipient of many awards and honors and owns an astounding net worth of around $65 million. Check out the article for more interesting details about the player such as Troy Aikman’s net worth in 2023, personal biography, professional football career, social media details, and more.
Troy Aikman Net Worth in 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$65 million (est.)|
Troy Aikman Personal Biography
Troy Aikman was born on November 21, 1966, in West Covina, California to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman. His father worked as a construction pipe liner. When Troy was 12, his family including his parents and two siblings moved to Oklahoma. Troy describes his father as a tough man while his mother, who recently passed away, was a very kind and gentle soul. Aikman played both football and baseball in school and was also a high school state championship in typing.
In 1993, Aikman dated country singer Lorrie Morgan but they broke off at the end of the year. In 2000, he married former Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey and the couple had two daughters together. Worthey also had a daughter from her previous marriage. They divorced in 2011. Aikman got married to high-end fashion retailer Catherine Mooty in 2017. Mooty also had two sons with her ex-husband, Jerry Mooty. Jerry is the nephew of the owner of the Dallas Cowboys team Jerry Jones. Aikman and Mooty too got divorced in 2023. Aikman currently resides in Dallas.
|Full name||Troy Kenneth Aikman|
|Years active||1989 – 2000|
|Age||Born on November 21, 1966|
|Place of birth||West Covina, California, US|
|Spouse||Catherine Mooty (2017 – 2023) Rhonda Worthey (2000 – 2011)|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Parents||Charlyn Aikman (mother) Kenneth Aikman (father)|
College Football- Oklahoma Sooners & UCLA Bruins
Aikman was offered a contract out of high school with the Major Baseball League team The New York Mets. however, he didn’t take the contract expressing his wish to pursue a career in football. Troy attended the University of Oklahoma where he became the first freshman to start at quarterback for Oklahoma since World War II. Aikman led the Oklahoma Sooners to some great wins in his first full season.
Aikman was later transferred to UCLA but had to sit out one year due to college transfer rules. As a junior, he threw for 2,525 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions, and 2,771 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions as a senior. He was the first player from UCLA to win the Davey O’Brien Award and was also a finalist for the AFCA Coaches Choice Player of the Year award in 1988. Troy also finished third in voting for the 1988 Heisman Trophy and finished his career as the number two career passing leader in UCLA history.
Troy Aikman Professional NFL Career- Dallas Cowboys
In the 1989 NFL Draft, Aikman was selected as the first overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys. He made his NFL debut against the New Orleans Saints but the team faced a major loss. In the 1990 season, Troy led the Cowboys to a 7–7 record but the team again lost following his injury in the 15th game. The next season, Aikman led the Cowboys to a 6–4 record in the first 10 games. Troy set his career highs in 1992 and the same year also led his team to a record 13 regular-season victories and the second-best record in the NFC.
Aikman played a crucial role in sending the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1978. He then led his team to some important victories in Super Bowl XXVII and ended up being the Super Bowl MVP himself. Owing to Troy’s efforts along with his teammates, in 1993 and 1995 the Cowboys finished with the best record in the NFC. He again helped the Cowboys to win another NFC East Division title in 1996 and the next year he himself became the first quarterback in Cowboys’ history to have three straight 3,000-yard seasons. The 2000 season turned out to be Aikman’s final season and he announced his retirement during the 2001 off-season.
Other professional ventures
After his retirement, Aikman joined NFC telecasts as a color commentator for the 2001 season on Fox network and was soon promoted to the network’s lead announcing crew. He has helped broadcast six Super Bowls and hosted a weekly sports radio show on Sporting News Radio. For his work, Troy was presented with an Emmy Award nomination in 2004. Aikman also. He was a public spokesman for Acme Brick, the official spokesman for Wingstop, and a co-spokesman for Rent-a-Center.
In 1999, Aikman appeared in The Simpsons episode “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”. He became a member of the National Football Foundation Board of Directors and joined the Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School Advisory Board in Southern California in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Along with another former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach, Aikman started a NASCAR team called Hall of Fame Racing in 2005. The team closed after the 2009 season. He is also a part-owner of the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball (MLB). In March 2014, Aikman became a partner and spokesman for the health and wellness company IDLife.
Major Recognition in Aikman’s name
Here are some of the major awards and honors earned by Troy Aikman in his football career:
- National champion (1985)
- Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (1987)
- Davey O’Brien Award (1988)
- Consensus All-American (1988)
- UPI West Coast Player of the Year (1988)
- Washington DC Club QB of the Year (1988)
- Cotton Bowl MVP (1989)
- NFL completion percentage leader (1993)
- NFL Man of the Year (1997)
- Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (2005)
- NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (2014)
- 3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
- Super Bowl MVP (XXVII)
Troy Aikman on Social Media
Frequently Asked Questions
$65 million (approx.)
Aikman retired due to persistent back issues.
Only one (Dallas Cowboys)
Alexa Marie Aikman and Jordan Ashley Aikman
1 (Super Bowl XXVII)