52 Facts About Roger Staubach


Roger Staubach attended the US Naval Academy where he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy, and after graduation he served in the US Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.


Roger Staubach led the team to the Super Bowl five times, four as the starting quarterback.


Roger Staubach led the Cowboys to victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII.


Roger Staubach was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI, becoming the first of four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP, along with Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen, and Desmond Howard.


Roger Staubach was named to the Pro Bowl six times during his 11-year NFL career.


Roger Staubach is one of ten players to both win the Heisman Trophy and be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the only quarterback.


Roger Staubach was the executive chairman of the Americas region of Jones Lang LaSalle until his retirement in 2018.


Roger Staubach is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all time.


Roger Staubach was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child of Elizabeth and Robert Roger Staubach.


Roger Staubach is of partial German descent, and grew up in Silverton, a northeastern suburb of Cincinnati.


Roger Staubach was a Boy Scout as a youth, attended St John the Evangelist Catholic School, and graduated from the Catholic high school Purcell High School in Cincinnati in 1960.


Roger Staubach entered the US Naval Academy in 1961, and played quarterback for the Midshipmen.


Roger Staubach appeared on the cover of Time in October; he would have been on the cover of Life magazine's November 29,1963 issue, but for the assassination of President Kennedy.


Roger Staubach is the last player from a military academy to win the Heisman Trophy.


In 1981, Roger Staubach was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.


In 2007, Roger Staubach was ranked No 9 on ESPN's Top 25 Players In College Football History list.


When his collegiate football career ended, Roger Staubach finished his Academy sports career as captain of the Academy's 1965 baseball team, and played for the school's basketball team.


Roger Staubach served as a Supply Corps officer for the Navy at the Chu Lai Base Area until 1967.


Roger Staubach returned from South Vietnam in September 1967, and spent the rest of his naval career in the United States.


Roger Staubach played football on various service teams to prepare for his future career in the National Football League.


Roger Staubach had access to the Dallas Cowboys playbook, and the Goshawks defeated many of the college teams they played against.


Roger Staubach was a tenth-round "future" selection in the 1964 NFL Draft by the Cowboys.


Roger Staubach was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 16th round of the 1964 American Football League Draft, with a future selection.


In 1971, Morton began the season as the starter, but after a loss to the New Orleans Saints, Roger Staubach assumed the role.


Roger Staubach was named the game's MVP, completing 12 out of 19 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 18 yards.


Roger Staubach led the Cowboys to a second Super Bowl win in the 1977 season.


Roger Staubach led the Cowboys to appearances in Super Bowl X and Super Bowl XIII, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers both times by a total of eight points.


Roger Staubach retired at the conclusion of the season in order to protect his long-term health, declining the Cowboys' offer for two more seasons.


Roger Staubach suffered 20 concussions in his playing career, including six in which he said he was "knocked out".


Roger Staubach chose to retire and was replaced as the Cowboys starting quarterback by Danny White.


Roger Staubach gained 2,264 rushing yards and scored 21 touchdowns on 410 carries.


Roger Staubach recorded the highest passer rating in the NFL in four seasons and led the league with 23 touchdown passes in 1973.


Roger Staubach was an All-NFC choice five times and selected to play in six Pro Bowls.


Roger Staubach retired from football in March 1980 with the highest career passer rating in NFL history at the time, 83.4, and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.


Roger Staubach was one of the most famous NFL players of the 1970s.


Roger Staubach led the Cowboys to 23 game-winning drives during the fourth quarter, with 17 of those in the final two minutes or in overtime.


In 1976, Roger Staubach received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.


Roger Staubach was named The Walter Camp "Man of the Year" in 1983, and was awarded the Davey O'Brien Legends Award in 2001.


On January 25,2007, Roger Staubach was named chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Bid Committee, whose goal was to have the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex host the Super Bowl in 2011.


In 2010, Roger Staubach was named the No 1 Dallas Cowboy of all time according to a poll conducted by the Dallas Morning News.


In November 2018, Roger Staubach was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump, becoming one of only four recipients associated with American Football to receive the distinction.


Roger Staubach was the first player to receive the award, given it at the same time as Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page.


Roger Staubach had prepared by working in the off-seasons from 1970 until 1977 for the Henry S Miller Company.


The Roger Staubach Company has been his primary endeavor since retirement from football.


Roger Staubach first developed several office buildings; Holloway managed construction while Staubach found tenants.


In 1982, Roger Staubach bought out Holloway and shifted the company's emphasis from commercial development to representing corporate clients seeking to lease or buy space.


Roger Staubach was involved with residential development, with ownership stakes in 27 apartments and other real estate projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Roger Staubach served as its chairman and CEO until June 20,2007, when he announced he would resign as CEO of the multibillion-dollar real estate company he started 30 years earlier.


On July 11,2008, The Roger Staubach Company was sold to Jones Lang LaSalle for $613 million.


Roger Staubach served as executive chairman of the Americas region of Jones Lang LaSalle until his retirement in 2018.


Roger Staubach jointly owned Hall of Fame Racing, a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team, with fellow former Cowboy and hall-of-famer Troy Aikman, which began racing for the 2006 season.


In 2009, Roger Staubach was honored with the "Lombardi Award of Excellence" from the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.