Tony Romo High School:
|Burlington High School, Burlington, Wisconsin|
Tony Romo College:
|Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.|
Born in San Diego, California on April 21st, 1980, Antonio Ramiro Romo was born to be athletic. By the time he was two, his naval family moved back to their hometown of Burlington, Wisconsin. His ability in sports became evident right away. And as starting quarterback for the Burlington High School Demons, he received many accolades, like the All-Racine county football first team honors. However, football was not the only athletic outlet Tony Romo had. During his high school years he received an honorable mention for his efforts in basketball. And he very much could have gone pro in the golfing world: in 2004 he was just shy of making the cut for the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the 2005 US Open. After graduating in 2008, Tony went on to further his education at Eastern Illinois University, aiming for a degree in business. Throughout his time at EIU, he received more awards for football, and as a senior he won the Walter Peyton Award and was named the OVC player of the year for the third year in a row. He remained undeterred by the fact that he did not get drafted by the NFL after graduating from college. He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent to the Dallas Cowboys in 2003. He continued to show great promise and determination, patiently waiting for his time. It came in 2006, when he replaced veteran quarterback Drew Bledsoe during half-time against the New York Giants. From there he continued his education in the game and worked hard to become the very best player he could be. Tony Romo has shown nothing but pure heart and passion for the position he holds on the team. During the 2013 season he had a season-ending injury, and he still continued to remain positive through this loss. Be it in football, golf, or any other outlet, there is much to learn from the talented Tony Romo.