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Roger Staubach: A Brief Biography

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The National Football League is not just a football league, it’s a legacy that has transcended decades. Over the years, the league has been a talent pool for producing the star players. The National Football League started back in 1920, it was originally named the American Professional Football Association (APFA). It was renamed to the National Football League in 1922. The league has given birth to iconic players over the decades such as Tom Brady, Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Peyton Manning, Dick Butkus and the list goes on. Roger Staubach is definitely a name that shines bright among all.

Roger Thomas Staubach popularly known as Roger Staubach is 81 years old as of October 2023. Staubach is an American former football quarterback. He played in 11 seasons of the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He was also nicknamed as ‘Roger the Dodger’, ‘Captain Comeback’ and ‘Captain America’.

Roger Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. However, he was picked in the 10th round as a ‘future’ selection of the 1964 NFL Draft, and due to the four-year military commitment, he made his debut in 1969. Staubach led the Cowboys to the Super Bowl five times, and he was the starting quarterback four times. Two Super Bowl victories are associated with Roger Staubach’s name. The Cowboys succeeded in winning Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Staubach hung up his boots and retired at the age of 38 from the Dallas Cowboys. Roger Staubach was designated as the executive chairman of the America Region of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) which is a global real estate services company. In 2018, he wrapped up his professional journey.

Roger Staubach’s Personal Information

NameRoger Thomas Staubach
Age81 years
DOBFebruary 5, 1942
Mother NameElizabeth Staubach
Father nameRobert Staubach
Net WorthApprox. $600 million
Height6 Feet 3 inches
Weight197 lb or 89 Kg
Relationship StatusMarried to Marianne Staubach

Roger Staubach’s Early Life

Roger Staubach was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on 5 February 1942. He grew up in Silverton, Ohio. He went to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic School; he was a Boy Scout as well. In 1960, he graduated from the Catholic high school Purcell High School in Cincinnati, presently known as Purcell Marian High School.

In his early years as a youth, Roger Staubach was enrolled at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell for a year. While he was preparing for his naval career, he set school records for passing yards and recorded 18 total touchdowns.

In 1961, Roger Staubach entered the U.S. Naval Academy and played as a quarterback for the Navy Midshipmen football team. In 1962, he got a break to participate in the third game of the season. He relieved starter Ron Klemick and played his first game against the University of Minnesota. Coach Wayne Hardin decided to use Staubach in the game against Cornell University. He led his team through difficult times with grace and it led to six touchdowns, throwing for 99 yards and while running for 99 yards he scored two touchdowns.

Navy Midshipmen won the match by 41-0. Staubach started again in the famous Army-Navy game in the presence of President John F. Kennedy. In the 1963 season, he earned the Maxwell Award, the Heisman Trophy and the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy. He also appeared on the cover of Time. He steered the Midshipmen to a 9-1 regular season record and the team was ranked as second in the nation after the University of Texas. The Midshipmen lost the national championship to the University of Texas in the 1964 Cotton Bowl.

Over the three-season span at the U.S. Naval Academy, Roger Staubach recorded 292 of 463 passes, ended with 18 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, and gained a school record 4,253 yards of total offence. He was the final athlete from a military academy who won the Heisman Trophy and the Navy finished the season at 3-6-1.

In 1981, Staubach was immortalized in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Military service/U.S. Navy Officer: In his junior year at the Naval Academy, he was commissioned into the Supply Corps directly after his color-blindness was detected.

After graduating from the Naval Academy, he opted to volunteer for a one-year tour of duty in South Vietnam. Until 1967, he was serving as a Supply Corps officer for the navy at the Chu Lai Base Area. In 1967, he returned from South Vietnam and he was in the United States in the concluding phase of his naval service.

Roger Staubach’s Personal Life

Former Dallas Cowboy player Roger Staubach looks on prior to a game between the Washington Football Teams and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on...
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Roger Staubach is the only child of his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Staubach. Staubach got married to Marianne Staubach and the two have 5 children. Roger lives in Dallas, Texas with his loving wife Marianne.

Roger Staubach started a commercial real estate business in 1977, The Staubach Company. He started the company in partnership with Robert Holloway Jr.. Before starting his own business, Roger Staubach used to work for the Henry S. Miller Company in the off-seasons from 1970 until 1977.

After he retired from football, he primarily got involved in The Staubach Company. He elevated the company to unprecedented heights. The company worked with renowned businesses like McDonald’s Corporation, Hospital Corporation of America, Kmart Corporation and AT&T. In June 2007, he resigned as CEO and chairman and The Staubach Company was sold to Jones Lang Lasalle for $613 million in 2008.

Roger Staubach’s Family Background

As brought up earlier, Roger Staubach’s parents Robert and Elizabeth Staubach have only one child, thus he has no siblings. He is married to Marianne and they have 5 children together. As of 2017, they have 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Roger Staubach’s Wife and Kids

Roger Staubach has been married to Marianne Staubach for 58 years. They got married on 4th September 1965. The couple have 5 children named Jeffrey, Michelle, Amy, Jennifer and Stephanie. There is not much information available on the web regarding Roger Staubach’s wife and kids.

Roger Staubach’s social media

Roger Staubach doesn’t seem to be a social media enthusiast. He doesn’t fall into the category of heavy social media users. He has 7,230 followers on Instagram and his Instagram username is@usna12.

Roger Staubach’s Net worth

Roger Staubach possesses a considerable amount of $600 million in net worth. His net worth reflects his financial success. He is one of the wealthiest NFL players of all time. His impressive football career and real estate investments made it possible to accumulate such a massive amount as his net worth.

Roger Staubach’s Professional Career

Roger Staubach’s NFL career took a start after he got picked as the tenth-round ‘future’ selection by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1964 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as the future selection in the 16th round of the 1964 American Football League Draft. However, due to his prior military commitment, he could not play professionally until 1969. He had an impressive professional journey. He completed his 11 NFL seasons with 153 touchdowns, and 109 interceptions and recorded 1,685 completions for 22,700 yards. He also secured 21 touchdowns on 410 carries and gained 2,264 rushing yards.

In 1972, he led the Cowboys in Super Bowl VI and concluded the match with a splendid victory over the Miami Dolphins. Roger Staubach performed the identical action again in the 1977 season. He led the Cowboys in the Super Bowl XII and secured his second Super Bowl win. After the 1979 season with the Cowboys, he decided to retire.

Roger Staubach’s Achievements

Roger Staubach is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Throughout his professional journey, he has garnered numerous successes. Below are some of Roger Staubach’s accomplishments:

· Super Bowl Victories: Two Super Bowl Victories are associated with his name. Roger Staubach led the Cowboys to Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII wins.

· He was also named Super Bowl MVP for the Super Bowl VI game.

· In 1963, he won the Chic Harley Award, Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Memorial Trophy and Maxwell Award.

· For five times, Roger Staubach was an All-NFC choice and was picked to play in six Pro Bowls (1971, 1975-1979).

· In 1971, he bagged the Bert Bell Award.

· In 1978, he was titled as the NFL Man of the Year.

· In 1980, he won the George Halas Award.

· In 2012, he won the Lamar Hunt Award.

· In 2018, he was also honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Roger Staubach Career Stats

Roger Staubach’s Career Statistics are as follow:

Regular Season:

Career 13111485–291,6852,9585722,7007.79115310983.44102,2645.533203132,15455



Super Bowl:

1971VIDALMIA121963.21196.320115.9W 24−3
1975XDALPIT152462.52048.52377.8L 21−17
1977XIIDALDEN1725681837.310102.6W 27−10
1978XIIIDALPIT173056.72287.631100.4L 35−31
Career 6198627347.58495.4W−L 2−2

Roger Staubach’s Contract

In the past, when Roger Staubach was an active NFL player, the NFL didn’t give out millions to the players. During his first year as a Cowboy, he was paid around $25,000 as a salary. After winning the Super Bowl VI, he negotiated his contract to $75,000 per year for a 3 years deal.

Roger Staubach Brand Ambassador

During the 1970s and 1980s, Roger Staubach appeared in both television and print advertisements for the men’s clothing retailer Anderson-Little. He has also done television advertisements for Rolaids.

In the early 1980s, for a brief time, he worked as a commentator for CBS Sports

Roger Staubach Investment

Roger Staubach set up his own company named The Staubach Company in 1977. With hard work and dedication, he advanced the company to unparalleled success. In 2008, he sold the company to Jones Lang LaSalle.

Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman jointly owned Hall of Fame Racing, a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team.

He has also founded The Staubach Foundation, the donations are made primarily from his wallet. The Staubach Foundation has assets worth $2.6 million currently. He also made donations to the Children’s Cancer Fund and Genesis Women’s Shelter.

Roger Staubach’s House

Roger Staubach resides in Dallas with his wife Marianne. Their house is a regal mansion spread across 11,000 sq. feet of space. The beautiful house was built in 2005 and has all the modern amenities. It includes 5 bedrooms, a lovely pool, fireplaces and parking space.

Roger Staubach’s Car

Roger Staubach is a wealthy person and has grabbed the limelight for his car collection. He owns the Cadillac Escalade, Jaguar F-type, Dodger Charger and many more expensive cars that have been a part of his collection

Roger Staubach’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million as of 2023.


A. Roger Staubach is an American former Football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL and a successful investment mogul.

A. Marianne Staubach is Roger Staubach’s wife. They got married on 04 September 1965.

A. As per available records, Roger Staubach is 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 meter tall.

A. Roger Staubach’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million as of 2023.

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