Roger Staubach Net Worth
Roger Staubach played for the Dallas Cowboys in 1969 and continued playing for them through 11 seasons. He went through five Super Bowls with Dallas with four of them featuring Staubach as the quarterback. He is considered one of the best professional football players of all times. His net worth is estimated around $600 million.
Roger Staubach was born on February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and became a Heisman Trophy-winning football player before eventually joining the Dallas Cowboys. During his time as team quarterback, the Cowboys won two Super Bowls and made it to the playoffs several times. Staubach retired from the NFL in 1980, later doing sports commentary and heading his own real estate firm.
Roger Staubach Professional Career
Staubach finished his 11 NFL seasons with 1,685 completions for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns, with 109 interceptions. He also gained 2,264 rushing yards and scored 21 touchdowns on 410 carries. For regular-season games, he had a .750 winning percentage. Staubach recorded the highest passer rating in the NFL in four seasons (1971, 1973, 1978, 1979) and led the league with 23 touchdown passes in 1973. He was an All-NFC choice five times and selected to play in six Pro Bowls (1971, 1975–1979).
Roger Staubach Legacy and Accolades
Staubach retired from football in March 1980 as the second-highest-rated passer of all time at 83.4 (behind Otto Graham at 86.6), and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1999, he was ranked No. 29 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the second-ranked Cowboy behind Bob Lilly.
Staubach was one of the most famous NFL players of the 1970s. Known as “Roger The Dodger” for his scrambling abilities, “Captain America” as quarterback of America’s Team, and also as “Captain Comeback” for his fourth quarter game-winning heroics, Staubach had a penchant for leading scoring drives which gave the Cowboys improbable victories. He led the Cowboys to 23 game-winning drives (15 comebacks) during the fourth quarter, with 17 of those in the final two minutes or in overtime.
Perhaps Staubach’s most famous moment was the “Hail Mary pass” in the 1975 playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. With seconds on the clock and the Cowboys trailing 14–10, Staubach launched a 50-yard bomb to wide receiver Drew Pearson, who caught the pass and strode into the end zone for a 17–14 victory. After the game, Staubach said he threw the ball and said a “Hail Mary”. Since then, any last-second pass to the end zone in a desperate attempt to score a game-winning or tying touchdown is referred to as a “Hail Mary” pass.
Staubach was named The Walter Camp “Man of the Year” in 1983, and was awarded the Davey O’Brien Legends Award in 2001.
In 1996, the U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation awarded Staubach its Lone Sailor Award for his naval service.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Super Bowl VI in 2002, Staubach, accompanied by former President George H.W. Bush, flipped the coin at Super Bowl XXXVI, played at the Louisiana Superdome, where his only other Super Bowl victory took place.
On January 25, 2007, Staubach was named chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Bid Committee,whose goal was to have the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex host the Super Bowl in 2011. On May 23, 2007, the NFL chose Dallas as the host city of Super Bowl XLV.
In 2010, Staubach was named the No. 1 Dallas Cowboy of all time according to a poll conducted by the Dallas Morning News.
Roger Staubach Bio Info
Born: 5 February 1942 (age 76 years), Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 1.9 m
Spouse: Marianne Staubach (m. 1965)
Children: Michelle Elizabeth, Jeffrey Roger, Stephanie Marie, Jennifer Anne, Amy Lynn
Education: United States Naval Academy, New Mexico Military Institute, Purcell Marian High School
Books: Time enough to win, First Down, Lifetime to Go, Staubach, The Staubach Planner: A Tool for Success
Roger Staubach Quotes
- Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. – Roger Staubach
- In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry. – Roger Staubach
- Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking shortcuts. – Roger Staubach
- Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football. – Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach Videos on YouTube
“A Football Life: Roger Staubach” documents how Staubach came close to never stepping on a football field. Take a look at how Staubach was able to overcome adversity and become Captain America.