Troy Aikman is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is also one of the most popular quarterbacks ever to play the position for the Dallas Cowboys, and that is saying something. During his 12 year career in the National Football League, all of it spent with the Cowboys, he played in a number of big games and put up some great performances. Who were this great quarterback’s favorite receivers though during that time?
The player to catch the most touchdown passes from Troy Aikman was Michael Irvin who hauled in 49 touchdown receptions from him during his career.
Second on the list is popular tight end Jay Novacek who caught 20 of Troy Aikman’s touchdown passes.
Alvin Harper joined the Dallas Cowboys two seasons after Aikman came to the team and he ranks third on this list of the quarterback’s favorite receivers with 16 touchdown catches.
Fullback Daryl “Moose” Johnston sits in fourth place with the 13 career touchdown receptions thrown to him by Troy Aikman.
The fifth most touchdown passes thrown by Aikman went to legendary running back Emmitt Smith who caught 11 of them during the time they were teammates.
It goes without saying that Troy Aikman had a great career. You can’t get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame without putting together a career that stands among the best of all time. It is interesting though that of the top five touchdown receivers that he threw to, only two of them were wide receivers. He played in some memorable games, including Super Bowls, and was a truly great quarterback. Anyone who doesn’t think so just needs to ask Michael Irvin, Jay Novacek, Alvin Harper, Daryl Johnston, and Emmitt Smith.