Tony Romo is a retired American football quarterback. Tony Romo is now popular as the analyst of the CBS Sports’ NFL telecast.
Table of Biography
Tony Romo was born on 21 April 1980 and he is currently 42 years old. He was born in San Diego, California when his father was stationed at the San Diego U.S. Naval Base. Therefore, he is also famous as a “Navy brat”. His father is Ramiro Romo Jr. and his mother is Joan Jakubowski. Likewise, he has two siblings namely Danielle and Jossalyn. Further, his full name is Antonio Ramiro Romo.
After the family returned to Burlington, Wisconsin, his father worked as a carpenter and construction worker while his mother was a grocery store clerk. This personality’s paternal grandfather is an immigrant from Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. His grandfather had then settled in San Antonio, Texas as an adolescent. From his mother’s side, this personality is of German and Polish ancestry.
Education and Childhood
This personality attended Burlington High School. There, he played as quarterback for the school team beginning as a junior in the 1996 season. Then in the 1997 season, the team finished with a 3–6 record. Despite this, Romo earned several honors like the All-Racine County football team and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State 1st team honors.
Moreover, he was also a starter on the school’s varsity basketball team as well as played golf and tennis. In the year 1998, Romo joined Caron Butler on the All-Racine County (Wisconsin) team. This personality graduated high school in the same year.
Furthermore, this personality played baseball as a child and was also selected to the Little League All-Star team. For higher studies, he went on to attend Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. There, Romo played for the NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team. Also, Romo was a member of Sigma Pi.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Tony is a former American footballer. He used to play as a quarterback for the National Football League (NFL) team Dallas Cowboys. He played with this team for 14 seasons. At present, Romo is an analyst.
This personality played college football at Eastern Illinois. At this institution, Romo made an Ohio Valley Conference championship appearance in the year 2001. Additionally, he won the Walter Payton Award the very next year. Then in the year 2003, this player signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
Moreover, Romo started off his career in a backup role. As such, this player served as the Cowboys’ primary starter from the year 2006 to 2015. Further, this player led his team to four postseason appearances during his tenure. He also received Pro Bowl honors amid each playoff run.
This popular footballer retired after the 2016 season. It happened when a preseason back injury caused Romo to lose his starting position to back-up Dak Prescott. Subsequently, CBS Sports hired Romo to become the lead color analyst for the channel’s NFL telecasts.
Furthermore, this player holds several Cowboys team records. It also includes passing yards, passing touchdowns, games with three or more touchdown passes, and most games with at least 300 passing yards. Additionally, this player held a higher passer rating in the 4th quarter than any other NFL quarterback from the year 2006 to 2013.
However, this player’s reputation was affected by a lack of postseason success. He had won only two out of six playoff games that Romo appeared in and never advanced beyond the divisional round. Also, this player’s 97.1 passer rating is the highest among retired players who never appeared in the Super Bowl.
Tony Romo is a happily married lad. His wife is Candice Crawford and they tied the knot on 28 May 2011. The two initially started dating in the summer of 2009. The lovers then had their engagement on 16 December 2010. His wife is the 2008 Miss Missouri USA and a former journalist for Dallas TV station KDAF.
Moreover, his wife’s brother is the famous actor – Chace Crawford. Together, this lovely couple has three children together. They are sons – Hawkins Crawford Romo, Rivers Romo, and Jones McCoy Romo. The couple welcomed Hawkins on 9 April 2012, Rivers on 18 March 2014, and Jones on 23 August 2017.
Prior to this relationship, Romo was in a romantic relationship with Jessica Simpson. The two started dating in November 2007. His then-lover also attended a Dallas Cowboys–Philadelphia Eagles game at Texas Stadium on 16 December 2007. Then on 13 July 2009, People magazine reported the news that these two broke up on 9 July 2009. It was the night before Simpson’s 29th birthday.
Tony Romo stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters and his weight is around 230 lbs or 104 kgs. Likewise, Romo has brown hair and eyes of the same color. Other than these, the analyst’s other body measurement details like his biceps, chest-waist-hip measures, etc. are still unavailable.
Social Media and Net Worth
Tony Romo joined Twitter in April 2008 and has more than 559.6K followers on his @tonyromo account. Likewise, this personality has over 719k followers on his @tony.romo Instagram profile. Similarly, 755K people follow his “Tony Romo” Facebook profile. Moving on, Romo has a net worth of around $70 million US dollars.