Professional AthleteClass of 1965
- Professional Football Player
As a midshipman, Roger Staubach was named recipient of college football's top honor, The Heisman Trophy. Staubach graduated from the Naval Academy in 1965 and went on to serve four years of active duty service in the Navy, with one year of overseas duty in Vietnam. Staubach played 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys and led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.
Outside of sports, in 1977 Staubach founded the Staubach Company; a commercial real estate firm that later merged with Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated in 2008. He was CEO of Staubach Company for a number of years and following the merger became Executive Chairman, Americas.
Roger Staubach was on the Board of Directors of the United Way of America and the Board of Advisors of the Children's Scholarship Fund. He played an active part in the American Cancer Society Annual Children's Luncheon, and other civic, charitable and professional organizations. Honors bestowed on Roger include Office & Industrial Properties 1998 Executive of the Year, Commercial Property News Corporate Services Executive of the year both in 1999 & 2000, and was the NCAA 2000 "Teddy" Roosevelt Award Winner.