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.
Romo also was a starter on the Burlington High School varsity basketball team and also played golf and tennis.
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 faced being cut from the roster until Carter was released following allegations of substance abuse.
He finished his career holding school and conference records with 85 touchdown passes.
As a senior, he set school and conference records for completions with 258 in 407 attempts for 3,418 yards.
He also held a higher passer rating in the fourth quarter than any other NFL quarterback from 2006 to 2013.