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Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Heisman Trophy winner and Naval Academy alumnus Roger Staubach speaks with Army Black Knights athletic director Boo Coorigan on the sidelines prior to the start of the 114th Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field. Navy Midshipmen defeated Army Black Knights 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Staubach

Staubach’s career got off to a bit of a late start thanks to his service in the U.S. Navy, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam. But once he was able to play football full time, he became one of the greatest quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboy’s, if not NFL history.

He played sparingly in his rookie season, taking part in six games with just one start. He won that start, and for the season completed 48.9 percent of his passes, for 421 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

It wasn’t until 1971 though, that Staubach’s star really began to shine. He went 10-0 as a starter, threw for more than 1,800 yards, and tossed 15 touchdowns against just four interceptions while completing nearly 60 percent of his passes.

Staubach finished his storied career with an 85-29 record as a starter, being named to the Pro Bowl six times, being named NFL MVP in 1971 – also the year he was named Player of the Year – won the NFC Championship five times, and winning two Super Bowls. He also won MVP honors in Super Bowl VI – one of just four players to win both the Heisman and Super Bowl MVP.

Despite being a lowly tenth round pick in the 1964 draft, Staubach’s career culminated with his Hall of Fame induction in 1985.

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