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Tony Romo Biography

Birth Date: April 21, 1980
Birthplace: San Diego, California

The starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys has come along way since his days as an army kid in Burlington, Wisconsin. Get the 411 on this rising NFL star.

Tony Romo - The Early Years

Antonio Ramiro Romo is third-generation Mexican-American who was born in San Diego, California. He moved back to his family's home of Burlington, Wisconsin when he was two. When Tony was in high school, he made the All-Racine County football team and received an honorable mention in all-state basketball. He was also an amateur golfer and just missed the cut for the 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the 2005 U.S. Open.

Tony Romo - University Days

Toy Romo started as a business major at Eastern Illinois University in 1999. After sophomore year, he was honored as an All-America honorable mention, an All-Ohio Valley Conference member, and the OVC Player of the Year. As a senior, he earned All-America honors, the Walter Payton Award, and was named OVC Player of the Year for the third straight year.

Tony Romo - The NFL Comes Calling

Tony Romo was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003 and attended the 2003 NFL Scouting Combine. Tony went undrafted in 2003 despite interest from some scouts. Instead he signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. Eventually, Romo took over the starting quarterback role for the Cowboys during the 2006 season. After only his first season as starter, Tony will be attending the 2007 Pro Bowl.

Tony Romo - Did U Know?

  • It has been reported that Tony once dated Jessica Simpson, though he has denied it.
  • Tony Romo has also been romantically linked to American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.
  • Tony Romo's father is Mexican-American and his mother is of Polish-German descent.
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Why Did Tony Change His Number?

  • Jessica Simpson kept crank calling him.
  • His mother kept calling to remind him to wear clean underwear.
  • His phone number was posted on the Philadelphia Eagles website.
  • He thought his previous number was unlucky.

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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