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Roger Staubach

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Roger Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After one year at New Mexico Military Institute, Staubach played quarterback for the United States Naval Academy, where he won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award in 1963.

He was drafted in 1964 by the Dallas Cowboys, but due to his military commitment, did not begin playing until 1969 as a 27 year old rookie. He played with the Cowboys until 1979 under Tom Landry. Staubach was a 6-time Pro-Bowler, and led the Cowboys to win two Super Bowls. His offensive teammates included standout receivers Drew Pearson(NFL), Golden Richards, Billy Joe Dupree (TE), and running backs Robert Newhouse and Calvin Hill.

Staubach was one of the most exciting NFL players of the 1970's. He had a penchant for leading scoring drives which would see the Cowboys overcome a late-game defecit. He led his team to 23 come from behind victories in the fourth quarter with 17 of them coming in the last two minutes.

He retired from football in 1979 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

In 1977, he capitalized on his football fame and started a commercial real estate business which has been his primary endeavor since retirement from football.

The elementary school in the animated series King of the Hill is named after Staubach. It is located in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas.

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