Some high praise from the Texas House of Representatives for now retired Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo.
“Now therefore it be resolved that the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature hereby honor Tony Romo for his outstanding career” read a proclamation passed by the House Wednesday Morning as Romo looked on.
“Sometimes you don’t get drafted Number One on the NFL Draft–and Tony wasn’t but then you go on to lead America’s team for many many years to many many wins” State Representative Richard Raymond said in explaining his Resolution honoring Romo.
“One of the things I love about Tony Romo… having grown up in a small town… is that he is small town America” Raymond added.
All members of the House added their names–including State Rep Armando Martinez–who remembered exactly what he was thinking as he was recovering after being shot in the head during a New Year’s Eve celebration.
“You know what my first request was… Can you turn on the TV because I want to see Tony Romo throw his touchdown pass–and he came through!” Martinez said.
Romo leaves the Cowboys with a number of passing records, and four trips to the Playoffs. He will be part of CBS’ top NFL broadcast team this upcoming season.