Aikman Elected to Hall of Fame

Former Cowboys quarterback one of five new members elected to pro football's Hall of Fame.

Two former Dallas Cowboys were part of a six-player class elected to pro football's Hall of Fame Saturday.

Quarterback Troy Aikman, who was instrumental in three World Championships in the 1990s, and tackle Rayfield Wright, who helped Cowboys to 10 division titles, six conference championships and two Super Bowl victories, were both named as part of a six-player class.

QB Warren Moon, DE Reggie White, coach John Madden, and LB Harry Carson were the other four members elected.

The six members will be enshrined in August.

Aikman, the Cowboys' first-round pick (No. 1 overall) in 1989 NFL draft out of UCLA, helped lead the Cowboys to three World Championships in the 1990s.

He held or tied 47 Dallas passing records, including career attempts (4,715), completions (2,898), passing yards (32,942), touchdowns (165) and completion percentage (61.5).

Troy Aikman Bio
1989-2000 Dallas Cowboys. . .12 seasons, 165 games. . .Cowboys' first-round draft pick (1st player overall), 1989 NFL Draft. . .Earned All-Rookie honors. . .Led team to three Super Bowl wins. . .Closed career with 94 regular season wins, including 90 in 1990s, making him winningest starting quarterback of any decade. . .Held or tied 47 Dallas passing records, including career attempts (4,715), completions (2,898), passing yards (32,942), touchdowns (165) and completion percentage (61.5%). . .Posted 13 regular season 300-yard passing games during career. . .Guided Dallas from 1-15 in 1989 to six NFC East titles (1992-1996 and 1998), four NFC Championship Games (1992-1995), three Super Bowl wins (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX). . .One of game's most accurate passers, 70 percent or more of passes (min. 20 attempts) 41 times in career. . .Led Cowboys from behind 16 times in fourth quarter, including six times in final two minutes. . .Six times he led team to wins after score was tied in fourth quarter. . .Outstanding in postseason play. . .His four 300-yard playoff passing days were third best in NFL history. . . Named to six Pro Bowls, All-Pro 1993, All-NFC Second Team 1994, 1995. . .Born November 21, 1966, in West Covina, California.

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