This Dallas Cowboys quarterback may have been a legend on the field. But in a recent hilarious photo, he’s embraced his inner mariachi player. Former quarterback Troy Aikman rocks out on the guitar with a trio of mariachi performers.
The former Dallas Cowboys player may have a future career ahead of him. Or perhaps not. Aikman confessed he needed to learn a little Spanish if he wants people to take him seriously. Either way, he certainly looked like he had fun.
On Instagram, he wrote, “I like this gig but gonna have to learn some Spanish. Also need the vihuela player to show a little more interest.”
Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys
Aikman started his football career playing for the University of Oklahoma before transferring to UCLA. While there, he won the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year for his football prowess. Aikman’s college career garnered him attention from teams in the NFL. In the 1989 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys picked him first overall.
Aikman led the Dallas Cowboys for 12 years. During that time, he won six Pro Bowls and also lead the team to three Super Bowl wins. In 2006, he joined the Pro Football Hall of Football.
“When I look back on my career and when I encapsulate my career, I look at that 1 and 15 record (Aikman’s first and worst season at Dallas) and then four years later the championship . . . to this day it’s what I think of when I think of my career — those guys,” Aikman told Paper City. “That’s what sports have meant to me. That’s what sports have given me . . . I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of three Super Bowl rings but it’s the relationships, this bond (with the other players) that is the most important.”
Aikman decided to retire from the sport in 2000. Since then, Aikman found work as a sports broadcaster for Fox. He just couldn’t leave his love of sports and football behind. Additionally, Aikman made ventures into the realms of other sports. For a time, he was the former joint owner of Hall of Fame Racing in NASCAR. He also had a stake in the Major League Baseball team San Diego Padres.
Perhaps, Aikman will make a venture into music next as a mariachi band player. But the athlete seems to be enjoying life to the fullest.