Dallas Cowboys Player Roger Staubach
Before the Dallas Cowboys
Roger Staubach was born on February 5th, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in the suburb of Silverton and attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, later graduating from Purcell high School. He went on to the New Mexico Military institute. After his first year at NMMI, Staubach played quarterback for the United States Naval Academy.
When he was a third class shipman (sophomore), Roger Staubach played his first game against University of Minnesota in 1962 and celebrated a victory of 21-0. A week later, Coach Wayne Hardin put Staubach in to spark the defense and the young sportsman lead the team to six touchdown drives, throwing 99 yards and two touchdowns. They won 41-0. After that, Staubach led the team to a 34-14 upset against the Army.
In his junior year season, Richard Staubach won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell award, and led the Midshipmen to a 9-1 record and a final ranking of #2 in the nation. That year, the Navy won against their rival Notre Dame, a win that would elude them for years – they would not another win against Notre Dame until 2007. In his three seasons at Navy, he completed 292 of 463 passes, with only 19 interceptions, and gained a school record of 4,253 yards of total offense.
Dallas Cowboys Career
Staubach started his professional later as a 27 year old, due to military duties and a tour of Vietnam. In 1971, he assumed full-time quarterbacking duties in week eight of the season, and a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Staubach lead the Dallas Cowboys to a ten consecutive streak after that, including their first Super Bowl win, 24-3 over the Miami Dolphins in 1971.
The next year, he missed most of the season due to a separated shoulder, but he was put in against the divisional playoff game against the 49ers. He threw two touchdown passes in the last 90 seconds to win the game 30-28. He won back his regular position and did not relinquish it again during his career, which lasted with the Dallas Cowboys until 1979. Career highlights and awards:
• 6 time Pro-Bowler (1971, 1975-1979)
• Recorded highest passer rating in the NFL 4 different seasons (1971,1973,1978,1979)
• Led the league in 1973 in touchdown passes (23)
• A five time choice for ALL-NFC
• Set career highs in final season: 267 completions, 3,586 passing yards, 27 touchdown passes with only 11 interceptions.
• Rated #46 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com
• 1985 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
• 6× Pro Bowl selection (1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
• 5× All-NFC selection (1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
• 2× Super Bowl champion (VI, XII)
• 5× NFC Champion (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978)
• NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
• Super Bowl VI MVP
• 1963 Heisman Trophy
• 1963 Maxwell Award
• 1963 UPI Player of the Year
• 1971 Bert Bell Award
• Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
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Where is He Now?
After retiring from the Dallas Cowboys, Roger Staubach concentrated on his side venture in real estate. He had worked for Henry S. Miller Company to learn the business. After picking up the industry, he launched The Staubach Company, which has been his primary endeavor since retirement, where he served as Chairman and CEO until June 20th, 2007. The firm has over 70 offices and is part of a worldwide partnership with the British commercial real estate firm DTZ.
• Married his high school sweetheart Marianne in 1965
• Has a son, four daughters, and 13 grandchildren
• Was a spokesperson for men’s clothing retailer Anderson Little
• Won a game that John F. Kennedy performed the coin-toss for in military college