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Roger Staubach
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Football Player
    (February 5, 1942- )
    Attended U.S. Naval Academy
    Heisman Trophy winner (1963)
    Drafted in the tenth round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1964 NFL Draft
    Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys (1969-1979)
    NFL MVP (1971)
    Super Bowl VI MVP (January 16, 1972)
    Led league in passing (1971, 1973, 1978, 1979)
    Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1985)
    Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he spent a mandatory four years in active duty.
    He served one year in Vietnam.
    As a player, he sported a very dull hairdo.
    He didn't become a starting quarterback until 1971, his third year in the league.
    He lost Super Bowl X and XIII, both to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    In a 1978 playoff game against Atlanta, Falcons linebacker Wilson Faumina broke Staubach's ribs with a vicious helmet hit.
    He clashed with coach Tom Landry over his constant scrambling.
    He owns the NASCAR Team 'Hall of Fame' with Troy Aikman.
    His nickname is 'The Dodger.'
    He led the Cowboys to four NFC Championships and two Super Bowl victories (VI and XII).
    He was nicknamed 'Captain Comeback' due to his frequent last-minute, game-winning heroics.
    He missed most of the 1972 season with a separated shoulder, but came off the bench in a playoff game against San Francisco and threw two touchdown passes in the final minute of the game to beat the 49ers, 30-28.
    Trailing the Minnesota Vikings 14-10 in a 1975 playoff game, he threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to win the game in the final seconds of play. Afterwards, he told reporters he prayed a 'Hail Mary' before throwing the ball. Ever since then, a last-second desperation pass is referred to as a 'Hail Mary.'
    In total, he staged 23 fourth quarter comebacks.
    He played his entire career with one team.
    He is one of Hank Hill's heroes.

Credit: Mike Wierzbicki


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