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Roger Staubach – NFL Great Quatreback

One of the biggest draft-day steals of all time is from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. Roger Staubach was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the tenth round of the 1964 NFL Draft, but did not join the team until 1969 due to his naval commitment. Roger Staubach is not in the top 50 all-time in any major category, however, “he might be the greatest combination of quarterback, athlete, and leader to ever play in the NFL,” as stated by his former coach in Chief Tom Landry. .

Roger Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys as a 27-year-old rookie in 1969 and didn’t earn the regular quarterback job until his third season in 1971. Staubach was instrumental in the Cowboys’ development to Team USA and led the team to nine of the Cowboys set a record twenty consecutive winning seasons.

Staubach first came to national attention when he was named the starting quarterback for the Navy football team in 1962. Staubach went on to lead the Navy to victories as their starting quarterback. He is the last player from a military academy to win the Heisman Trophy and is considered one of the most exciting NFL players of the 1970s. He developed a reputation for making big plays and is also known for the way he conducted himself outside of the field.

Staubach co-owns Hall of Fame Racing, a NASCAR Nextel Cup team, with fellow former cowboy and hall of famer Troy Aikman, who began racing in the 2006 season. Staubach and his wife, Marianne, have five children and reside in Dallas, where he is involved in many community, professional, and charitable activities, including the Children’s Cancer Fund, the United States Naval Academy Foundation. He played his full 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys and was the starting quarterback for 8 of those years, leading the team to four Super Bowls and scoring victories in Super Bowls VI and XII.

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