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Where are they now?

Troy Aikman has always excelled under the spotlight. In his early years, he found success on the football field at Oklahoma and UCLA. Now, Aikman is surrounded by studio lights as a color analyst for the NFL on Fox. A former star quarterback, Aikman was an All-American and a 2008 College Hall of Fame inductee. He later was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame for the Dallas Cowboys. With the Cowboys, Aikman was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time Super Bowl champion. In 2014, Aikman was named a recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, an honor bestowed upon former student-athletes for their collegiate and professional achievements.

What made you great student-athletes, makes you great persons at home, in the workplace, and in your community. And in celebration of NCAA After the Game's third anniversary of its launch, we're asking you to share three things your sport taught you.

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What people are saying

“Student-athletes are successful in the classroom and in competition because of the university-wide emphasis on balancing academics and athletic success. They learn to set priorities so they can balance the time demands. They seem to have an innate drive to be successful in all of their endeavors and leave campus prepared to excel  in life.”

- Christine Hailey, College of Engineering Dean and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University

We want to hear from you

We need your help. Taken together as a whole, the former NCAA student-athlete contribution to society is staggering. Better yet, many credit their student-athlete academic and athletic experiences as being the key to their life-long success. NCAA After the Game is looking to tell these compelling former student-athlete stories. If you know a good story idea, click on the link below and send it to us.

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After the Game LinkedIn

The NCAA After the Game LinkedIn group is the go-to place for former NCAA student-athletes who are looking to network professionally.  Click here and get connected with other former NCAA student-athletes today.

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