Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach ( born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio as Roger Thomas Staubach ) is a former American professional American football player. He is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League ( NFL).


Roger Staubach, the son of a salesman, his football career started at a high school in Cincinnati. In 1962, he joined the football team of the Academy of the American Navy, the United States Naval Academy ( Navy ) in Annapolis, Maryland. Staubach saw football as a way to get to university. But he developed during his time at the University one of the best college football quarterbacks of all time. In 1963 he was one of the youngest players ever the Heisman Trophy, the award for the best college player in his class. This year he won with his team's nine out of ten games. 1964 lost the crew of the Navy the Cotton Bowl against the team of the Texas University with Staubach as quarterback. During his college time 63 % of the passes by Staubach found their own players. Its rate of intercepted by the opponents passports ( interceptions ) was negligible.

Professional time

Staubach's nickname: Roger the Dodger or Captain Comeback, professional career began with obstacles. In 1964 he was chosen by the NFL team the Dallas Cowboys in the ninth round of the 129th point of the NFL Drafts 1964. But his career began in 1969 - the high for a rookie 27 years of age. In the meantime made ​​Staubach from his military service for which he undertook voluntarily. It was also used in Vietnam during the Vietnam War as a supply officer.

From 1969 to 1970 he was at first only used as a substitute quarterback Craig Morton. In 1971 he succeeded in the current season of the breakthrough to the root quarterback and he could win the Super Bowl VI against the Miami Dolphins with 24:3. Staubach was elected to this game, the Super Bowl MVP, the best players of the game. He succeeded in attaining two touchdowns. The game in 1972 brought the career of Staubach a serious setback with it. Due to a serious shoulder injury he came in only four games for use and was replaced by Morton. However, this did not stop him in the play-off game of his team against the San Francisco 49ers to intervene. At 30:28 victory of his Cowboys him get two touchdown passes and a space gain of 174 yards. With this performance, he pushed again Craig Morton from the Starter position.

In 1975, Staubach failed in Super Bowl X against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl with 21:17 to XII to triumph against the Denver Broncos with 27:10. Staubach threw in this game, a touchdown pass. After a 35:31 defeat, again against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XIII, Staubach finished his career after the following season.

In his 11 year career as a professional he scored 153 touchdowns passing and 20 by their own runs during the regular season. There are a further 19 touchdowns scored Staubach during the play-offs. Staubach was known for his comeback qualities. Although his team often, had only a few minutes left in the game, he managed yet to turn in favor of his team the game. His coach Tom Landry called him the best combination of launchers, athlete and leader, the NFL has ever seen. 1973, 1978 and 1979, he was the best pitcher in each NFL season. But he was also known for his own races, with whom he kept on getting in the opponent's end zone. Roger Staubach finished his career with the then highest quarterback rating ( 83.4 ) of NFL history.


Staubach was six times elected to the Pro Bowl, the season final game of the best players last season. He was elected MVP of the Pro Bowl in 1972. He is a member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, an honor, let the Cowboys get most deserving players. He is also a member of the NFL -star team of the 70s, the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame of the North American Football Sports. 1971 Staubach was elected to the NFL Player Of The Year - the best player of the season. In 1971 he received the Bert Bell Award, and in 1978 he was awarded for his social commitment and his performances of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He was elected by the American newspaper " The Sporting News" one of the biggest football player of all time in 1999. His jersey number 12 is no longer awarded by the College team of Navy.

After the career

Staubach is now a successful businessman. The chairman of his own company in 2007 he laid down. Along with Troy Aikman, he is owner of the NASCAR teams Hall of Fame Racing. For a short time he also worked as a presenter for television.