Roger Staubach Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
To be a blockbuster in National Football League, a player needs strong, accurate, sharp brain and undefined amount of courage. These are some of the traits that Roger Staubach possessed when he joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1960s. He displayed out of world skills that crowned him to the best rank. Right from the start, Roger embraced one thing-Patience. In that regard, he was named as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI. He also won the Heisman Trophy as well as Super Bowl MVP.
Childhood And Early Life
Roger Thomas Staubach was first seen in the world on February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. Rogers’s father, Bob Staubach was a prominent salesman and his mother; Betty Staubach was a staunch homemaker. Rogers sorted football as a chance for him to enter college. It was here that he was given a position at Naval Academy where he won Heisman Trophy in 1963. He was named as the fourth junior to win such a remarkable award. His coach, Wayne Hardin nicknamed him as the most fervent and hardworking quarterback that Navy had ever had. Before completing her Navy football career, luck came his way. He was called to join the NFL, but he had two more years in armed forces. In all, Roger was later selected by the Dallas Cowboys Football Team. It was here that he became an active member who trained without ceasing.
During his tenure at NFL, Roger was defeated once by Lance Rentzel who scored with a pass. It was the beginning of a career that made him live mostly. His football journey made him be the most envied quarterback of the 19-century.His high kicks and expertise gave birth to a pseudonym name as Captain Comeback. Staubach was given the responsibility to lead his Dallas team to the finals. It was here that he won four Super Bowls including VI, XXII and II.He only lost X and XIII where his team played against Pittsburgh Steelers.
In the course of his career, Roger developed a positive reputation that allowed him to pull more victories. Defeats and rejections avoided him like the plague. His denial to give up gave him a chance to lead his team in the fourth quarter. Just as the game was about to end, he made an unforgettable victory. In short, he was the best NFL combination of an athlete, a passer Roger and a leader.
In the mid of 1971, Roger closed his deal with a 4-3 record, 15 touchdowns and 1882 yards pass. As a whole, he went home with 104.8 rating. The Dallas Cowboys flew to the NFC championship games, all thanks to Roger Staubach. That said he was named four times at ALL-NFC.
From 1973 to 1979 Roger managed to win the NFL Passing titles, but he wasn’t categorized in All-Pro team. But what a great competition he was! For eleven years in Cowboy, he attained 2264 yards completion.
Leadership and patience remain as one of the wonderful qualities that Roger embraced. In the mid of 1970, while Rogers was still playing for his team, he launched a real estate company in Dallas, Texas. His company was known as the Staubach Company. He rose once again to fame when he topped the real estate market in Texas. It was here that he opted to expand his company more where he offered services like design, finance, property, portfolio management among others. In 1979 Roger retired from his football career. He left a high rank of 22,700 yards, 153 touchdowns, and 1,680 passes completion.
In 1965 Roger married Marianne Staubach. The couple was blessed with four daughters: Stephanie, Jennifer, Michelle and Amy and a son called Jeffrey Roger. During his football career, Staubach was a Dallas Cowboy team savior. As long as he was around, his other team was at peace that they will come to an end up with a trophy.