Few players at any level of football ever generated as much excitement as Roger Staubach did every time he took a snap from center. If one characteristic symbolized his daring play more than any other did, it was his uncanny ability to lead the Dallas Cowboys to come-from-behind victories. He engineered no less than 23 fourth quarter comebacks that produced victories, fourteen in the final two minutes of the game or in overtime. Roger played his entire 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys and was the starting quarterback for eight of those years. He led the team to four Super Bowls achieving victories in Super Bowls VI and XII. His pro career was culminated by his selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.
Roger received a late start in professional football as he fulfilled four years active duty with the United States Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy. He separated from active service as a Lieutenant following a distinguished career that included overseas duty in Vietnam for one year. Staubach left a legacy at Annapolis. As a junior in 1963, he was named recipient of college football’s top honor, the Heisman Trophy and he is the only midshipman to win the Thompson Trophy Cup for best all-around athlete three consecutive years.
Staubach has carried over the same winning attitude and traits from his successful football career into his business career. During football off-seasons, he worked for the Henry S. Miller Company and then started The Staubach Company in 1977. In 2008, The Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle. Today, he is Executive Chairman – Americas of Jones Lang LaSalle. The company is known for its full service capabilities, unparalleled standard of business and personal ethics and dedication to providing innovative real estate solutions for clients.
Roger and his wife, Marianne, have five children, fifteen grandchildren, all of whom reside in Dallas. Roger continues to be involved in the American Cancer Society Annual Children’s Luncheon and many community and charitable activities and professional organizations. He is currently on the Board of Jones Lang LaSalle, AMR Corporation and Cinemark.