Tony Romo joined CBS Sports in April 2017 as the lead game analyst for THE NFL ON CBS. He also called Thursday Night Football games during the 2017 NFL season. Romo again will be paired with Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson as the CBS Television Network's lead NFL announce team. In February 2019 they called Super Bowl LIII for the first time together, and the trio will call Super Bowl LV in February 2021.
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Romo spent 14 years as the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He joined the Cowboys in 2003 as an undrafted free agent where he started his professional career as a holder. After being named the starting quarterback in 2006, Romo led the Cowboys to six playoff appearances and became a four-time Pro Bowler. Upon retirement following the 2016 season, Romo’s 97.1 passer rating remains the fourth highest of all-time and the highest among retired players. He currently holds several Cowboys’ team records including passing touchdowns, passing yards, most games with at least 300 passing yards and games with three-or-more touchdown passes.
Romo attended Eastern Illinois University. During his time with the Eastern Illinois Panthers football team, he led them to two Ohio Valley Conference Championships, and was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and All-American three times. In 2002, Romo was a recipient of the Walter Payton Award in his senior year, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision of college football. In 2009, Eastern Illinois University retired Romo’s No. 17 jersey and inducted him into the EIU Hall of Fame. He is the first Eastern Illinois player to have his number retired.
Since 2004, Romo has hosted a free annual football camp in his hometown of Burlington, Wisc. He now resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and kids.
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