Feb. 4, 2006
Former UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman, who became the first quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to three Super Bowls in a four-year span, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Aikman will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, on the weekend of Aug. 5-6.
Aikman quarterbacked Dallas to Super Bowl titles between the 1992-1995 seasons. He was one of the league's most accurate passers and his 90 wins in the '90s make him the winningest starting quarterback of any decade. He played for the Cowboys from 1989-2000.
During his two years at UCLA (1987 and 1988), he led the Bruins to a record of 20-4 (10-2 each season) and victories in the 1987 Aloha Bowl and the 1989 Cotton Bowl. He completed 406 of 627 passes (.648) for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns. He still ranks second in career completion percentage, fifth in touchdown passes and completions and sixth in passing yards despite playing just two seasons.
Aikman was the No. 1 selection in the 1989 NFL Draft.