Tony Romo won American Century Celebrity

Among the "celebrities", also Annika Sorenstam - golf legend -, Mardy Fish, Aaron Rodgers, John Smoltz, Steph Curry, Larry Fitzgerald and Josh Allen took part in the event

by Andrea Gussoni
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Tony Romo won American Century Celebrity

Tony Romo also champion on the green. The former American football champion won the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship for the third time in Stateline (United States) and for the third time (after the claims of 2018 and 2019), beating Mark Mulder and Joe Pavelski in the play-offs.

For the first time the tournament was decided on the playoff and the winner was the former quarterback who donated his winnings, $ 125,000, to charity. Among the "celebrities", also Annika Sorenstam - golf legend -, Mardy Fish, Aaron Rodgers, John Smoltz, Steph Curry, Larry Fitzgerald and Josh Allen took part in the event.

Tony Romo, biography

Tony Romo, full name Antonio Ramiro Romo (San Diego, April 21, 1980), is a former American football player who served as a quarterback for his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).

In college, he played football for Eastern Illinois University, an NCAA Division I-AA school. Not selected in the 2003 Draft, Romo signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. After two seasons as a holder, Romo replaced former starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe during a game against the New York Giants in the 2006 season.

He was called up for the Pro Bowl in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014, all seasons in which the Cowboys reached the playoffs. He holds several Cowboys records, including those for most career touchdown passes, most past 300-yard games, and games with three or more past touchdowns.

Romo was not selected in the 2003 Draft, later signing as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. He began training for the 2003 season as the last quarterback in the Cowboys hierarchy, behind Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson.

In 2004, the Cowboys released Hutchinson and hired veteran Vinny Testaverde, as well as acquiring quarterback Drew Henson from the Houston Texans. Romo was on the verge of going off the roster when Quincy Carter was released following allegations of abusing banned substances.

After Vinny Testaverde's Dallas stint ended in 2005, the Cowboys hired fellow veteran Drew Bledsoe, the eighth starting quarterback for the Cowboys since 2000. One of Romo's first big games was in 2004, when he (as third quarterback) ran him the touchdown of victory in the pre-season match against the Oakland Raiders.

He made his league debut on September 12, 2004 against the Minnesota Vikings, wearing the number 9 jersey. Rising to the role of first reserve in 2005, Romo had convincing performances in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. After the 2006 season, Sean Payton (became head coach of the New Orleans Saints), offered a third round pick in an attempt to have Romo, but Cowboys president Jerry Jones refused, demanding at least a second round pick.

Romo would become the starting quarterback of the Dallas team after Drew Bledsoe was injured in the game against the New York Giants on October 23, 2006.

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