Staubach joined the Cowboys in 1969 and assumed the full-time starting role at quarterback during the 1971 season. After taking hold of the reins, he led the Cowboys on a run to their first championship with a 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. Throwing for 119 yards and two touchdowns, Staubach became the first Heisman Trophy winner and first former NJCAA student-athlete to be named Super Bowl MVP. After throwing for career highs in completions, yards, and touchdowns during the 1979 season, Staubach announced his retirement. He was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
After his retirement, Staubach displayed the NJCAA ideals of volunteerism and service through his dedicated contributions to programs supporting individuals and communities. He founded Allies in Service which serves as an outreach program to veterans to provide support in employment, housing, education, and health care. Staubach is also active with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Catholic Charities of Dallas. In 2010, he received the Hope for Humanity Award from the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education in Tolerance.
"When I called Roger to notify him of his induction into the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame he was humbled by the honor. He was so honored to have been chosen after only playing for New Mexico Military Institute, and in the Junior College system for one year, before being accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy. I assured Roger that it might have only been one year but that year left an indelible impression on NMMI and the NJCAA. "said Major General Jerry Grizzle, Superintendent of New Mexico Military Institute.
New Mexico Military Institute will be presenting the Award to Roger Staubach in Dallas, in October.
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