Tony Romo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Aug, 2018
Facts of Tony Romo
Date of Birth: 1980 , April-21
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Tony Romo
Birth Name Antonio Ramiro Romo
Father Ramiro Romo Jr
Mother Joan Romo
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Diego
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $70 million
Salary $15 million
Married Yes
Married to Candice Crawford (m. 2011)
Children 3
Education Eastern Illinois University, Burlington High School
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Antonio Ramiro Romo is widely recognized by his professional name Tony Romo, is a former American football quarterback. He played with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League for long.

He set a number of Cowboys franchise records, including most career touchdown passes by a player and single-season passing yards. Romo is an NFL analyst who serves as a color commentator for the CBS Sports. He is working for the network since 2008. 

Tony Romo is married and has children. 

Early Life And Education Of Tony Romo

The former NFL quarterback, Tony Romo was born on 21 April 1980 in San Diego, California, in the US. His mother, Joan Romo, worked as a clerk in a store, while his father Ramiro Romo Jr. worked for the US Navy. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Toney Romo belongs to White-American. 

Tony spent most of his childhood in Southern Wisconsin. He was quite interested in sports since his school days. He completed his high school level in the year 1998.

He idolized Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers and was much inspired by his playing style. Following his schooling, he attended the Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

There he started playing for NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team and proved to be a talent. In the year 2002, he received an All-American honorable mention, an All-Ohio Valley Conference member and the OVC Player of the Year.

It was announced on December 19, 2002, Romo became the first player in Eastern Illinois and Ohio Valley Conference history to win the Walter Payton Award, after passing for 3,165 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior. Despite his brilliant skills and achievements, Tony was undrafted during the 2003 NFL draft.

Tony Romo's Career

NFL Career

Tony Rono attended the 2003 NFL Combine. Shortly after the NFL Draft, Tony was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Cowboys. Throughout 2004 and 2005 seasons, Romo worked as the holder for placekicks.

Rono later started the 2006 season as a backup to starter Drew Bledsoe. He concluded the 2006 regular season after having passed for 19 touchdowns, with 2,903 yards. Tony was also selected as the second quarterback Dallas Cowboys.

CAPTION: Former NFL player and current NFL color commentator Tony Romo SOURCE: NBC 5

The following year, Rono also helped his team to win their first National Football Conference East Division title in nine years. Toney started the 2007 season with four touchdown passes and finished the 2007 regular season with a total of 36 touchdowns, along with 4,211 passing yards.

During this time, Tony also signed a six-year deal worth $67.5 million with the Cowboys on October 29. Eventually, on December 30, 2007, he also broke the Cowboy’s season completions record with the 335th completion.

However, Romo was unable to lead his team to a come-from-behind victory in the Cowboy’s January 13, 2008, divisional playoff game against the New York Giants. He played exceptionally well in all the previous season and continued playing fabulously in the following season.

During the 2008 season-opening, Romo led his team to a 29-10 win against the Cleveland Browns. He also led his team to a 41-37 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the second game of 2008 season. 

Nonetheless, Tony gained criticism after Romo and the Cowboys failed to complete the Philadelphia Eagles in a 44-6 loss. However, he silenced his critics by achieving a career-high 4,483 yards during his 2008 season. He also led the Cowboys to their first postseason victory after a period of 13 years.

Due to his fracture, Romo was limited to only six games during the 2010 season. However, he didn’t give up and continued playing for the team over the next few seasons with exceptional performances. During his 2012 season, he also broke Troy Aikman’s Cowboys franchise record for most touchdowns passes. 

The year 2014 was a big year as he led the NFL with a 113.2 passer rating while throwing 34 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He played in very few games in the 2015 and 2015 seasons because of injuries. In April 2017, his fans were shocked when he made abrupt retirement from his NFL career.

Broadcasting Career

Following his retirement, CBS Sports hired, Toney to serve as the lead color analyst for the network’s NFL telecasts. He is working as a color analyst for the CBS’ NFL telecasts. She is working in the booth alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, replacing Phil Simms, who was moved to the studio for The NFL Today.

In 2017 NFL season, he received critical praise for his work as a recent ex-player, most notably for is the ability to predict offensive plays and read defensive formations from the booth.  

Tony Romo's Awards and Achievements

Tony Romo has won a number of prestigious awards during his entire NFL career, including Walter Payton Award, which he won in 2002 while playing for Eastern Illinois as well as the ‘Ed Block Courage Award’ which he won during his NFL career.

During his long NFL career, his prolific achievements would be throwing a total of five touchdown passes in a game twice (2006 and 2013) and having the most passing yards in a game (2013).

Tony Romo's Net Worth, Salary, And Charity

The retired NFL quarterback, Toney has garnered a tremendous amount of money from his prolific NFL career. As of August 2018, his net worth is $70 million, as per the Celebrity Net Worth.  His annual salary is $15 million. He went undrafted before signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

At the time, the minimum annual salary for undrafted free agents was around $300,000. In 2008, Toney signed a six-year contract for $67.5 million with Dallas Cowboys. The deal also included $24 million in guaranteed money, an $11.5 million signing bonus and an annual average salary of $11.25 million.

Currently, Toney also received between $3 million to $5 million per year as a former NFL player. Toney re-signed a six-year deal worth $108 million with the Cowboys, which is the largest contract in Cowboys history also. 

Tony Romo's Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children

Tony Romo is one of the successful NFL players. Not surprisingly, he has many female fans following. Toney started dating an American actress and singer, Jessica Simpson in the year 2007. The couple's love affair didn’t last long, as they were reported to have broken up in 2009.

CAPTION: Tony Romo with her wife and children SOURCE: NBC 5

In the same year, Toney began dating his girlfriend Candice Crawford, a former TV journalist, and sister of the well-known actor, Chace Crawford. In 2010, the couple got engaged and married after a year of their engagement.

They welcomed their first son, Hawkins Crawford Romo in the year 2013. After that, Toney’s wife Candice gave birth to their second son, named Rivers Romo in 2014. They welcomed their third child, a son named Jones McCoy Romo in August 2017. 

Body Measurements

  • Height: He stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches.
  • Weight: He weighs 104 kg.

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