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Roger Staubach

Roger Thomas Staubach (February 5, 1942-) (QB) is the last player from any military academy to win the Heisman Trophy and is the first player of four to win the Heisman and the Super Bowl MVP Award, Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen and Desmond Howard being the others. Roger began his college career at the New Mexico Military Institute before joining the United States Naval Academy. After a slow start with Navy, Staubach helped strengthen the Midshipmen offense and led them to a 9-1-0 record and the 1963 National Championship game against the eventual champion Texas Longhorns. Staubach earned both the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Awards as college football’s best player. After Kansas City Chiefs drafted Roger in the tenth round of the 1964 AFL Draft and the Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the 1964 NFL Draft. After finishing his required four years of service to the Navy, including a stint in the Vietnam War, Roger joined the Cowboys in 1969 backing up Craig Morton.

Staubach had incredible ability to evade would-be tacklers, keep his composure and hurl the football on the run. He is often remembered for his strong arm and success with the long bomb throughout his career. He was a five-time All-NFC selection, appeared in six NFL Pro Bowls and won the 1971 Bert Bell Award as the American football Player of the Year as Dallas marched through the playoffs and into Super Bowl VI. At the helm, Roger led the Cowboys to five NFC Championships and two Super Bowl victories (VI, XII). Staubach threw for 119 yards and two touchdowns while adding 18 yards rushing to earn the Super Bowl VI Most Valuable Player Award. Roger Staubach finished his career with 22,700 career-passing yards on 1,685 completions in 2,958 attempts. He threw for 153 TDs and 109 interceptions posting a 57.0 completion percentage and an 83.4 quarterback passer rating. In total, Roger scored 120 points on 20 rushing touchdowns and ran for 2,264 rushing yards. Staubach played his entire career in Dallas (1969-1979) and was named the 1978 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year. Roger Staubach was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Following his playing days, Roger opened The Staubach Company, a multi-billion dollar real estate company, and eventually purchased a NASCAR Nextel Cup racing team with fellow Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman.

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