Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dallas QB Romo's number retired by Eastern Illinois

The Associated Press
Tucson, Arizona

CHARLESTON, Ill. — Tony Romo's No. 17 was officially retired by Eastern Illinois on Saturday, an experience the Dallas Cowboys quarterback called "humbling."

"You don't expect it," he said. "It's almost embarrassing that everybody wants to look at you and tell you that you did something good."

As Eastern Illinois' quarterback from 2000-02, Romo was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year three times.

Romo finished his career as the OVC career leader with 85 touchdown passes and was second with 8,059 yards total offense, 8,212 yards passing and 584 completions.