#12 Roger Staubach
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback 1969-1979
Cowboys Captain Comeback Quarterback Roger Staubach’s Bio
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
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.”