Things got a little weird when Tony Romo visited the Texas House of Representatives
It was only a matter of time before Texas lawmakers invited Tony Romo for a photo op and some palm-pressing with the popular former Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Romo was honored on the floor of the Texas State House on Wednesday in Austin with a resolution penned by Rep. Richard Raymond.
Raymond admitted before the ceremony that he is a “lifelong Cowboys fan,” and judging by his attire Wednesday we don’t doubt it.
The 56-year-old lawmaker was decked out in a Romo jersey on Wednesday while another representative donned a Cowboys helmet.
And the resolution itself reads like a fan letter to Romo.
“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; 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 sincere best wishes as he embarks on the next exciting chapter of his life.”
As if that weren't strange enough, Romo apparently was asked to sign another lawmaker’s dress shirt during the commotion.
And the four-time Pro Bowl QB even got to swing the gavel.
Things were much more subdued when he was recognized by the Senate, which opted to do without all the Cowboys’ paraphernalia.
But he did get to bang the gavel in the Senate.
And even the senators couldn’t resist getting a selfie with Romo, who apparently has fans on both sides of the aisle.
Romo officially called it quits nearly a month ago, but Wednesday's ceremony is further proof that he's as popular as ever in Texas.