Troy Aikman Bio: Wife, Career, Education & Net Worth

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Troy Aikman is an American former football player who played in National Football League for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as the quarterback. After working for Fox Sports for 20 years, ESPN signed Troy as Monday Night Football’s new analyst in 2022.

As a quarterback for Dallas Cowboys in NFL, Troy led the team to win many awards and three Super Bowl Championships.

Retiring from sports after 12 years, Aikman continued to stay connected with football as he switched his profession to a commentator.

Troy Aikman, Former NFL Player And Game Analyst for ESPN
Troy Aikman, Former NFL Player And Game Analyst for ESPN (Source: The Landry Hat)

Being a father of 4 children and husband of Catherine Mooty, he manages everything well in his professional and personal life through his dedication and hard work.

Lots more to talk about, Troy Aikman. So stay with us until the end of the article. But before that, let’s look at the quick facts about Troy Aikman.

Troy Aikman | Quick Facts

Full Name Troy Kenneth Aikman
Birth Date November 21, 1966
Birth Place West Covina, California, United States
Nick Name The Godfather Roy
Religion Lutheran
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Henryetta High School

Oklahoma University


Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Kenneth Aikman
Mother’s Name Charlyn Aikman
Siblings 2
Age 57 Years Old
Height 6’4″/1.93 m/193 cm
Weight 100 kg/220 lb.
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Measurement Updating Soon
Net Worth $65 Million
Marital Status Married
Wife Catherine Mooty
Children Yes
Profession American Football Player (former)

Announcer, Commentator

Position Quarterback
Jersey number #8 (Dallas Cowboys)
Active Years 1989-2000
Tv Shows Thursday Night Football,

The Big Game: All-Access Pass

Awards Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch JerseyBook
Last Update March 2024

Troy Aikman | Early Life, Family, & Education

Troy was born as the youngest son of Kenneth Aikman and Charlyn Aikman on November 21, 1966, in West Covina, California, United States.

Troy’s father worked in pipeline construction. Aikman grew up in California with his two elder sisters, Tammy and Terri.

Troy in the middle with Jimmy Johnson
Troy In The Middle With Jimmy Johnson (Source: Twitter)

When Troy turned eight months, his parents noticed that his legs were slightly bowed below his knees and his toes curled under his feet.

After consulting with Dr. Bill McColl, it was confirmed that Troy had a mild form of clubfoot.

For 13 months, he wore the casts on his feet and then A special shoe for 3 years after THE casts were removed from his feet.

By the time Troy turned 12, his family had shifted to Henryetta, Oklahoma. He joined Henryetta High School to complete his high school education.

After that, he pursued his degree from UCLA Extension and the University of Oklahoma.

Troy Aikman | Age, Height, & Physical Appearance

As of this writing, Aikman is 57 years old with the Scorpio sun sign.

People with this sign are believed to have calm and cool behavior with a mysterious appearance.

The native American follows the Lutheran religion and belongs to the white ethnicity.

With a stunning body appearance, California possesses a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) and weighs around 100kg (220 pounds). Yet, even at this age, Troy is fit and good-looking.

Troy Aikman, NFL Analyst For ESPN
Troy Aikman, NFL Analyst For ESPN (Source: USA Today)

He has an athletic physique thanks to years of training. However, to this date, he follows a strict workout routine and only eats healthy foods.

During an interview, Troy mentioned that he usually eats fruits, veggies, fish, and lean meats. 

Besides, Aikman has got blonde hair with blue eyes. However, the young man has not revealed anything about his body measurements.

Troy Aikman Career | Collegiate And Professional

Early Career

From an early age, Troy showed interest in baseball rather than football. He always dreamed of playing baseball at the University of Southern California and then going to the majors league with his friend.

As the young boy grew up, he started liking football more than baseball. Dallas Cowboys became his favorite team, and Roger Staubach, his favorite player.

During high school, he participated in various events and was an all-around great guy in high school.

Many colleges wanted Aikman to play baseball for them, but he thought to continue football and joined the University of Oklahoma, coached by Barry Switzer.

Troy Playing For The Sooners
Troy Playing For The Sooners (Source: Sports Illustrated)

As a freshman in 1984, he started from the quarterback position. Unfortunately, he got tackled during the second season against Miami Hurricanes and broke his ankle.

Eventually, Troy left the game and transferred to UCLA with his coach Terry Donahue. However, due to some college rules, he was not involved in any games for the first season.

As a senior, he recorded 2,771 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions, and he was the first UCLA player to win the 1988 Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback.

Troy ended his college football career with 439 completion, 694 attempts, 5,781, and 42 touchdowns in passing and 218 attempts, 107 yards, and 4 touchdowns in rushing.

Dallas Cowboys

In 1989, the native American became the number one draft pick by the Cowboys Dallas. 

He lost the first four of his game, broke a finger, and recorded a 1-15 loss that year. Troy faced a lot of negativity, and some headlines referred to him as ‘Ache Man.’ Troy once said, “I know how difficult my rookie year in the NFL was, and I know how competitive this sport is.

With a good start in 1992, he completed the regular season with 13-3. Aikman led the Cowboys to a 52-17 victory against the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII.

After completing 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and 4 touchdowns, Aikman was named Super Bowl MVP.

Troy Signing For The Cowboys
Troy Signing For The Cowboys (Source: Twitter)

In 1993, Troy, as part of the Dallas Cowboys, won Super Bowl XXVIII against the Bills with a score of 30-13. Unfortunately, due to several injuries, The Godfather Roy missed several games that season.

Troy passed over 3,300 yards in the 1995 season for the Cowboys and finished with the best record in the NFL. The same year, the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXX against Pittsburgh Steelers.

Troy became the first quarterback in Cowboys history with three straight 3,000-yard seasons in 1997. Despite missing 5 games, Aikman helped Dallas to the NFC East title and the playoffs.

After several health issues during the 2000 season, he ended his career as the Cowboy’s all-time leading passer in April 2001.

The main reason for his retirement was his persistent back problems during the 2000 season.

In his 12 seasons for the Cowboys, he recorded 2,898 completions, 4,715 attempts, 32,942 yards, and 165 touchdowns in regular seasons.

His overall stats:

Season Completion Attempts Yards Touchdown
Regular Season 2,898 4,715 32,942 165
Post Season 320 502 3,549 23
Super Bowl 56 80 689 5


Troy retired from his football when he was just 34 years. As soon as he retired in 2001, the quarterback joined Fox’s NFC telecasts as a color commentator.

The former quarterback also hosted a sports radio show on Sporting News Radio and was ranked No.95 on the list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

Troy And Buck During Their Time At Fox Sports
Troy And Buck During Their Time At Fox Sports (Source: New York Post)

Aikman is featured in the Simpsons episode ‘Sunday, Cruddy Sunday’ with Miami Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino.

After completing his degree in Sociology, he participated in UCLA’s social department commencement ceremony in 2009.

Likewise, in 2010, Aikman became a member of the National Football Foundation and a co-spokesman for Rent-a-Center.

After 25 years of his end of college athletics career, Aikman was honored with Silver Anniversary Award in November 2013.

This award is given annually to six former college athletes, and Troy was also one of them.

Later in 2014, he became a partner and spokesman for IDLife. On March 16, 2022, after 20 seasons as Fox’s lead broadcast team, Aikman, along with Buck, joined the ESPN network as the new lead commentator of Monday Night Football.

Hall of Fame Racing

Aikman and his former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach, started a NASCAR team, Hall of Fame Racing, fielding the No. 96 car during the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Troy Aikman | Achievement, Awards, And Nomination

Aikman had a successful football career. Playing with only one team, Dallas Cowboys, he led his team to many championships.

Now let’s have a quick look at some of his awards and achievements throughout his life.

  • 1983 – Oklahoma high school state championship
  • 1986 – Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year
  • 1987 – Lead UCLA Bruins to Aloha Bowl victory
  • 1988 – Davey O’Brien Award, All-American Player of the Year
  • 1993 –  Named Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player
  • 1997Named The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
  • 2005 – Inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
  • 2004, 2005, 2006 – Nominated as ‘Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality.’
  • 2013 – NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

Troy Aikman | Wife, Personal Life, And Kids

During his teenage period, Troy dated country singer Lorrie Morgan. After a few years, the relationship didn’t work out as expected, and the couple parted ways.

However, later in 2020, on April 8, Troy tied the knot with Rhonda Worthey, a former Cowboys publicist. The couple became parents of 2 daughters: Jordan Ashley Aikman (August 24, 2001) and Alexa Marie Aikman (July 30, 2002).

Troy and Worthey’s relationship didn’t work out, so they announced their separation on January 24, 2011.

A few years after his separation from Worthey, Troy announced his engagement with Catherine Mooty. Also known as Cape, she is a high-end fashion retailer.

The couples started dating in 2016 and eventually tied the knot on September 1, 2017, at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California.

Troy With His Wife, Catherine
Troy With His Wife, Catherine (Source: People)

Before Troy, Catherine was married to Jerry Mooty, and they had 2 sons together. The reason for their splits is still unknown. After their separation, Catherine looked after their kids as a single mother.

For Troy and Catherine finding each other was like giving love a second chance. They currently live a happy life with 4 children; 2 daughters from Troy and 2 sons from Catherine.

Troy Aikman | Net Worth And Salary

Most of Aikman’s income comes from his football games. Similarly, being one of the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks, anyone can predict that Troy’s net worth is quite impressive.

As of 2024, the analyst’s net worth is estimated to be around $65 million.

Troy was drafted by the Cowboys as the first pick overall and signed a 6-year/$11 million deal with the team.

Later in 1993, he signed a eight-year/$44 million contract extension, including AN $8 million signing bonus and $5.5 million average salary.

Even after he retired from sports, Troy is engaged in various other ventures. He worked as a Fox Network sportscaster for 20 seasons and recently joined ESPN.

With all his earnings, it’s sure that Troy is living a luxurious life with his wife and kids. But, besides that, there is no information regarding his assets, house, car, etc.

Troy Aikman | Social Media Presence

Troy is active on his social media accounts and shares photos of his daily life. He also shares pictures of his family, vacations with friends, trips to the gym, and selfies in the sun.

Troy is equally active on Twitter, and continually tweets breaking news and rumors that bubble up in the football world.

Additionally, he is seen in many interviews describing his career and life.

Instagram (@troyaikman): 384k followers


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Troy Aikman | Popularity

Troy is a popular former football player and an analyst. He has had a successful career as an NFL player and an exceptional career as a broadcaster.

Aikman's Popularity Graph
Aikman’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph shows his popularity based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Troy Aikman | FAQs

What is Troy Aikman’s rookie card value?

Troy Aikman’s rookie card price ranges from $0.01 to $169.25. His rookie card estimated market value is $9.61.

When did Troy Aikman establish Aikman Enterprises?

Troy Aikman Enterprise was established in 1992. It was established to provide financial support for children’s psychological, physical, social, and educational needs.

Who will replace Troy Aikman on Fox Sports?

Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen replaced Troy Aikman and Joe Buck as game analysts for Fox Sports.

Did Joe Buck and Troy Aikman make fun of military flyovers?

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman faced some criticism for comments about military flyovers caught on the mic during the Packers-Buccaneers game.

They were broadcasting the game for Fox and just randomly commented on the flyover during their commercial break. 

Later their comments appeared on the raw feed, which wasn’t part of the broadcast on Fox.

The video circulated all over social media, and they were heavily criticized. However, later Joe and Troy both clarified and apologized for their comments.

Did Troy Aikman have a lot of concussions?

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Aikman mentioned that he had battled many concussions during his career. He said he had suffered six to eight concussions during his 12 seasons with the Cowboys.

Likewise, Troy also said that his head injury left him with no memory of the NFC championship game in 1994.

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