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He threw for 34 touchdowns and scored one rushing touchdown.
Romo's 3,149 yards in total offense as a senior ranked third in school and conference history.
He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cowboys in 2003.
Beginning his career as a holder, Romo became the Cowboys' starting quarterback during the 2006 season.
He also held a higher passer rating in the fourth quarter than any other NFL quarterback from 2006 to 2013. Romo's paternal grandfather, Ramiro Romo Sr., emigrated from Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, to San Antonio, Texas, as an adolescent.
In the 1997 season, Romo and the Demons finished with a 3–6 record, though he earned several honors, including the All-Racine County football team and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State first team honors.
During homecoming weekend on October 17, 2009, Eastern Illinois University retired Romo's No.
17 jersey and inducted him into EIU's Hall of Fame.
Romo entered the 2003 training camp third on the Cowboys' depth chart behind Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson.
In 2004, the Cowboys released Hutchinson and signed veteran quarterback Vinny Testaverde and traded a third-round draft pick to the Houston Texans for quarterback Drew Henson.
Romo also was a starter on the Burlington High School varsity basketball team and also played golf and tennis.