Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach

American businessman and former American football player
Date of Birth: 05.02.1942
Country: USA

Biography of Roger Staubach
Early Life and Football Career
Roger Thomas Staubach was born on February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Silverton. He attended two Catholic schools and then joined the United States Naval Academy as a quarterback. In 1962, as a sophomore, Roger played against the University of Minnesota. In 1963, he won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award, finishing the season as one of the top players in college football. Staubach set a record of 4253 passing yards during his three seasons at the Naval Academy. He became the last player from a military academy to win the Heisman Trophy.
Military Service and Transition to NFL
After graduating, Staubach voluntarily served in Vietnam as an officer in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy until 1967. Despite being color blind, which was discovered during his first year at the Naval Academy, he was allowed to complete his education and serve in a role that didn't require differentiating colors. Following his retirement in 1979, Staubach transitioned to the NFL. He achieved his best passing performances in four different seasons, becoming the league's leading player in 1973 with 23 touchdown passes. In the 1979 NFL season, he achieved his career-best stats, including 27 touchdown passes, 267 completions, 3586 passing yards, and only 11 interceptions. Throughout his 11 seasons in the NFL, Staubach completed 1685 passes for 22700 yards, with 153 touchdowns and 109 interceptions.
Personal Life and Post-Football Career
Roger has been married to Marianne, his childhood sweetheart, since 1965. They have a son, four daughters, and 13 grandchildren. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Staubach was the face of retailer Anderson Little and promoted men's clothing in print and television advertisements. He briefly worked as a commentator assistant on CBS Sports during NFL games. In 1997, leveraging his football fame, Staubach entered the commercial real estate industry. He had gained experience in this field during the offseason from 1970 to 1977 while working for Henry S. Miller. After retiring from sports in March 1980, Staubach became the chairman and CEO of the Staubach Company. He retired as CEO on June 20, 2007, and the company was sold to Jones Lang LaSalle on July 11, 2008, for $613 million. On December 27, 2011, Staubach wrote the foreword for the book "The Power in a Link" by David Gowel, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. According to a survey by the Dallas Morning News, Roger Staubach is the number one player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys franchise.

Roger Staubach

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