Former UCLA Quarterback Troy Aikman Donates $1 Million Toward The New UCLA Football Facility


One of the greatest UCLA football players in history has bestowed another great feat upon the Bruins. Today, UCLA announced that the Great 8, Troy Aikman, has donated $1 million towards the new UCLA football facility, the Wasserman Football Center. In return, UCLA has named the strength and conditioning portion of the new facility as the Troy Aikman Strength and Conditioning Center.

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With Aikman’s contribution to the new football center, the UCLA Athletic Department has now collected their 13th $1 million donation, totaling $54 million dollars. The new facility is scheduled to break ground this fall on the west side of Spaulding Field.

With this donation, Aikman has now solidified himself in the future of Bruin football as much as he has in the past. Future Bruins will be able to look up and see the name of one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever wear the blue and gold every day they work out in the new facility.

They will know about the man that went 20-4 in his time in Westwood, winning the Aloha and Cotton Bowls in consecutive years as well as being the first UCLA QB to have back-to-back 10 win seasons. And if that was not enough, he was also the first overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys who he later won three Super Bowls with. “Legend” is the word that comes to mind.

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