The king of award season is back for a very special event.
On Feb. 12, Troy joined Colin Denny and Justina Miles as the three official ASL translators for the sporting event. The opportunity was something the 54-year-old was thrilled to be part of.
"The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) invited me here and it's so great to see this diversity representing different types of deaf communities," he said during a Feb. 9 press conference. "When they asked me, ‘Hey Troy, would you mind signing the national anthem at the Super Bowl?' I said, ‘Yeah, sure. I'm in.'"
Troy went on to say he was "honored" to be signing the anthem at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., after being born and raised nearby in Mesa.
He also explained why he would be channeling the writer of the national anthem, Francis Scott Key, during his performance.
"He actually witnessed what happened during the Revolutionary War and seeing that the flag was still there, and the smoke and the fire and even through it all, the flag had remained," Troy said. "I'm becoming Francis and put myself in his shoes and tell it from his perspective."
"I'm going to show you all what I'm seeing and what he wrote, which was pure poetry," he added. "I'm going to add in my personality as an artist, and put it all out there to show you all my work."
Keep reading to see more stars who were part of the National Anthem at Super Bowl games over the years.