Los Fresnos News

A Star in the Valley

By Ruben Rodriguez
La Feria News

With the 2022 NFL Season around the corner, fans are in preparation for the Sunday Tailgates. Here in the Rio Grande Valley, Football Fever is alive and well. So, what better way to ring in the new season than a star studded tour. Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Troy Aikman made appearances across the Rio Grande Valley as part of his tour to Promote Eight Elite Lager, a beer founded by Aikman.

Aikman made appearances last week across the RGV with stops in Mission, McAllen, Weslaco, Harlingen and Brownsville. Hours prior to his appearances, fans arrived in full force in Dallas Cowboys memorabilia and apparel, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Dallas Cowboy legend. The Rio Grande Valley, which has always been home to faithful Dallas Cowboys Supporters, definitely showed their love for Aikman and the Cowboys.

Troy Aikman, who was drafted first overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1989 NFL Draft, spent his entire 12 season career as a Cowboy. During this Time, Aikman alongside Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles. The Dallas Dynasty eventually led to the Cowboys to be named “The Team of the 1990s”. Aikman’s other Accolades include 1989 All Rookie team member, six Pro Bowl selections, Super Bowl 27 MVP, NFL’s Man of the Year in 1997, and an induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Aikman’s promotional tour will continue across Texas before stepping back into the broadcast booth for the 2022 NFL Season.