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Name: Troy Aikman                                                                     
Born: 21 November 1966 West Covina, California                                       
Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a         
former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National           
Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He     
is also a joint owner of the NASCAR Nextel Cup racing team, Hall of Fame Racing,     
along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach. He is the among         
the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall       
of Fame in 2006. He is referred to as one of "The Triplets" with Cowboys             
teammates Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith.                                             
The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on         
November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos,               
California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma.     
In Things Change, an account of his life written for kids, Aikman recounted that     
he thought his athletic career was over, but, to his surprise, it was just           
beginning. He made All State in both football and baseball, and his high school,     
Henryetta High School, retired his football jersey. In high school, he was also       
involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the influence of           
which can be seen in his business ventures.