Ten fun facts about Roger Staubach
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After his required service in the U.S. Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1969.
He led the Cowboys to victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII.
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.
He was named to the Pro Bowl six times during his 11-year NFL career.Fact 5
After graduating from the Naval Academy, Staubach could have requested an assignment in the States. He however chose to volunteer for a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam where he served as a Supply Corps officer for the Navy at the Chu Lai base/port until 1967.Fact 6
Perhaps Staubach's most famous moment was the "Hail Mary pass" in the 1975 playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings.Fact 7
In 1977, he started a commercial real estate business. It is now multi-billion dollar real estate company.Fact 8
Staubach was one of the most exciting NFL players of the 1970s. Known as "Roger The Dodger" for his scrambling abilities, "Captain America" as quarterback of America's Team, and also as "Captain Comeback" for his fourth quarter game-winning heroics, Staubach had a penchant for leading scoring drives which led the Cowboys to improbable victories.Fact 9
During the 1970s and early 1980s he was a spokesperson for the men's clothing retailer Anderson Little, appearing in both print and TV ads.Fact 10
In the early 1980s, Staubach worked for a short time as a color commentator for CBS Sports' NFL telecasts. Go to more people facts ❯
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