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By:AARaymond H.R.ANo.



1 WHEREAS, Quarterback Tony Romo is retiring from the Dallas

2 Cowboys in 2017, drawing to a close a memorable career in

3 professional football that has spanned 14 years; and

4 WHEREAS, A native of San Diego, California, Tony Romo

5 graduated from Burlington High School in Wisconsin before going on

6 to play football at Eastern Illinois University; in 2003, he signed

7 with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, and three years later, he

8 was named the team s starting quarterback; and

9 WHEREAS, During his impressive tenure with the Cowboys,

10 Mr.ARomo led the team to the playoffs on four occasions and amassed

11 an overall starting record of 78 wins and only 49 losses; the

12 four-time Pro Bowl selection further distinguished himself by

13 setting franchise records with 34,183 career passing yards and 248

14 career touchdowns, and his career passer rating of 97.1 ranks

15 fourth best in the National Football League; and

16 WHEREAS, One of the most accomplished players in Dallas

17 Cowboys history, Tony Romo has inspired countless football fans

18 with his athleticism, endurance, and commitment to excellence, and

19 it is indeed a pleasure to recognize him for his many contributions

20 to the sport; now, therefore, be it

21 RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas

22 Legislature hereby honor Tony Romo for his outstanding career with

23 the Dallas Cowboys and extend to him sincere best wishes as he

24 embarks on the next exciting chapter of his life; and, be it further

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1 RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be

2 prepared for Mr.ARomo as an expression of high regard by the Texas

3 House of Representatives.