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  By: Raymond H.R. No. 1464
         WHEREAS, Quarterback Tony Romo is retiring from the Dallas
  Cowboys in 2017, drawing to a close a memorable career in
  professional football that has spanned 14 years; and
         WHEREAS, A native of San Diego, California, Tony Romo
  graduated from Burlington High School in Wisconsin before going on
  to play football at Eastern Illinois University; in 2003, he signed
  with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, and three years later, he
  was named the team's starting quarterback; and
         WHEREAS, During his impressive tenure with the Cowboys,
  Mr. Romo led the team to the playoffs on four occasions and amassed
  an overall starting record of 78 wins and only 49 losses; the
  four-time Pro Bowl selection further distinguished himself by
  setting franchise records with 34,183 career passing yards and 248
  career touchdowns, and his career passer rating of 97.1 ranks
  fourth best in the National Football League; and
         WHEREAS, One of the most accomplished players in Dallas
  Cowboys history, Tony Romo has inspired countless football fans
  with his athleticism, endurance, and commitment to excellence, and
  it is indeed a pleasure to recognize him for his many contributions
  to the sport; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Tony Romo for his outstanding career with
  the Dallas Cowboys and extend to him sincere best wishes as he
  embarks on the next exciting chapter of his life; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Romo as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.