Tony Romo - 2001 Draft Day Picks

by Bob Johnson - Date: 2007-03-25 - Word Count: 314 Share This!

Tony Romo was born on April 21, 1980 in San Diego, California. Although it has taken a while for Romo to emerge to the top of the game of football, he has done just that as of late. It is safe to say that he does not get as much attention as the other quarterbacks in the league, but this does not mean that he is not making his mark. In fact, Romo is one of the best young quarterbacks in the entire league, and he is poised to show this over the next few seasons.

Romo was not a powerhouse high school quarterback, and for this reason he did not land at a big name college or university. Instead, Romo took his game to Eastern Illinois University, a Division I-AA school. Although he did not see a lot of playing time as a freshman, things changed drastically the next year. During his sophomore season Romo passed for 27 touchdowns and 2,583 yards. Things were just the same the next year when Romo passed for 21 more touchdowns and 2,068 yards. Romo saved his best performance for his senior season. During this year he passed for 3,418 yards and 34 touchdowns. When everything was said and done he finished his career with more than 8,000 yard passing, as well as many awards.

Although Romo attended the NFL scouting combine in 2003 he went undrafted. Fortunately, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent and was given the chance to show off his skills to the coaching staff. After serving as a backup for two seasons, Romo finally had the chance to take over as a starter in 2006. While leading the Cowboys to the playoffs Romo passed for 2,903 yards and 19 touchdowns. This was good enough for him to be named to the 2007 Pro Bowl during his first year as a starter.

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