Roger Staubach

#12 Roger Staubach

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback 1969-1979

Cowboys Captain Comeback Quarterback Roger Staubach’s Bio

Date of birth: February 5, 1942
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Navy
NFL Draft 1964/ Round 10/ Pick 129

Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach Career Highlights

6-Time Pro Bowl 
5-Time NFL Passing Champion
MVP of Super Bowl VI 
2 Super Bowl Titles 
5 NFC Titles
7 Division Titles
1979 Byron “Whizzer” White Award
1975 Vince Lombardi Sportsman of the Year
1971 NFL Players Association Most Valuable Player
1971 Bert Bell Award
1975 Field Scovill Award – All-Sports Association of Dallas
1963 Heisman Trophy 
1963 Walter Camp Memorial Trophy
1965 Naval Academy Athletic Association Sword 

More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Roger Staubach:

Roger Staubach, known as “Roger the Dodger” for his scrambling abilities and as “Captain Comeback” for his many fourth quarter heroics was one of the most exciting NFL players of the 1970s. Staubach led the Dallas Cowboys to twenty-three come-from-behind victories in the fourth quarter, with 17 of these coming in the last two minutes.

With Staubach at the helm, the Dallas Cowboys became Super Bowl Champions for the first time and he was named most valuable player of Super Bowl VI. In 1977 Staubach, led the Cowboys to their second Super Bowl victory.

Roger Staubach is perhaps most well known for bringing the “Hail Mary pass” into the world of football nomenclature. In a 1975 playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings, with just seconds left on the clock and the Cowboys trailing 14-10, Staubach executed a 50-yard pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, who caught the pass for a touchdown and a 17-14 victory. After the game, Staubach quipped he prayed a “Hail Mary” before throwing the pass and thus a piece of history was born.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach retired from football in 1979, at the time the highest rated passer ever. He was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 1983 and voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

 

Roger Staubach’s Offensive Career Stats

Passing

Yr G Att Cmp Yds TD Int Rtg
1969 6 47 23 421 1 2 69.5
1970 8 82 44 542 2 8 42.9
1971 13 211 126 1882 15 4 104.8
1972 4 20 9 98 0 2 20.4
1973 14 286 179 2428 23 15 94.6
1974 14 360 190 2552 11 15 68.4
1975 13 348 198 2666 17 16 78.5
1976 14 369 208 2715 14 11 79.9
1977 14 361 210 2620 18 9 87.0
1978 15 413 231 3190 25 16 84.9
1979 16 461 267 3586 27 11 92.3
Total 131 2958 1685 22700 153 109 83.4
Rushing

Year Team Att Yds Avg TD Fum
1969 Dal 15 60 4.0 1 2
1970 Dal 27 221 8.2 0 4
1971 Dal 41 343 8.4 2 6
1972 Dal 6 45 7.5 0 1
1973 Dal 46 250 5.4 3 5
1974 Dal 47 320 6.8 3 7
1975 Dal 55 316 5.7 4 5
1976 Dal 43 184 4.3 3 4
1977 Dal 51 171 3.4 3 8
1978 Dal 42 182 4.3 1 5
1979 Dal 37 172 4.6 0 8
Total 410 2264 5.5 20 55

What Coach Landry said!!!

“You could never defeat Roger mentally or physically,” late Cowboys head coach Tom Landry said in 1983. “He was like that in a game, in practice, or in the business world.”

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