Tony Romo Is a Hall of Fame Quarterback
All you doubters who don’t believe in the power of the Romo can shove it. Just when you were ready to break out the criticism following the loss in Denver, Romo goes out and shows just why he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback — he puts the ball in Miles Austin’s hands and lets Austin do the rest of the work. That formula led to two touchdown passes and 351 yards for Romo in a win over KC and helped make him a Hall of Famer. OK, maybe the win over KC didn’t do all that, but Romo is getting inducted into a Hall of Fame this weekend while the Cowboys are on a bye week. Romo is in Charleston, Illinois this weekend to see his jersey get retired and to be inducted into the Eastern Athletic Hall of Fame.
Romo is Eastern Illinois’ all-time leader in touchdown passes, second in yards, completions, and attempts. What’s cool to hear about Romo is the way he’s been an underdog he’s entire career. The team’s head coach didn’t think much of him but the offensive coordinator convinced him to give Romo a partial scholarship. The coordinator, Roy Wittke, had this to say about Romo, “Tony is he is a self-made guy. He took the tools he had athletically and made the most of it through hard work.” Yeah, don’t hear that too often about Romo, do you? A partial scholarship guy at Eastern Illinois, undrafted, and now QB of the Cowboys … he’s doing something right.