While Roger Staubach was serving in the Navy, he was simultaneously embarking on a life-long relationship with FCA, which he joined in 1965 following one year of active duty in Vietnam. During his NFL career and beyond, he continued to support the ministry as a public advocate and speaker at various national events.
Staubach enjoyed a stellar college football career at the U.S. Naval Academy where he was a two-time consensus All-American and earned the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy, and the Maxwell Award, all as a junior in 1963.
After completing his military service, he joined the Dallas Cowboys as a 27-year old rookie. As the starting quarterback, Staubach led his team to six NFC Championship games, four Super Bowl appearances, and two Super Bowl titles (VI and XII), and was MVP of Super Bowl VI. In 1971, he received the Bert Bell Award and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. In 1975, Staubach was named Professional Athlete of the Year, Vince Lombardi Sportsman of the Year, and recipient of the Field Scovill Award. He also received the 1979 Bryon “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the 1983 Walter Camp Man of the Year Award. In 1981, Staubach was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and in 1985, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Off the field, Staubach was a successful real estate mogul as founder of the Staubach Company, which he owned until 2008. He has been a member of the Salvation Army advisory board, the American Diabetes Association board of directors, and national chairman for Easter Seals. Staubach has also served as president of the No Greater Love program. In 1996, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation presented him with the Lone Sailor Award. Staubach also received the Davey O’Brien Legends Award in 2001.