I had heard he used to go Jesuit High School, Texas Stadium, and AT&T Stadium over the years on Thanksgiving Day to throw the football around for some of the local kids. But a year earlier, Gil Brandt, vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys had visited the Staubach Family to inquire about Roger leaving the Naval Academy early. It was a very unique angle and his timing and execution were perfect. That year set the foundation for my football, education and military training. He discovered he was partially color-blind while at the Academy so he was not allowed to serve on a ship. Staff writer at Forbes. As a midshipman, Roger Staubach was named recipient of college football's top honor, The Heisman Trophy. This relentless focus on the client, and giving a darn about someone other than yourself, paid huge dividends. Actions over words. When he finished, he was the highest rated passer of all time and the only player to ever win the Heisman Trophy and a Super Bowl MVP. “That was a big game for me. He then made a strategic decision to focus less on real estate development and more on representing large tenants looking for office space.

She took a public stand and wasn’t afraid. As part of his MVP accolades, Staubach also earned a brand-new Dodge Charger Sports Car. It was all about effort. The faithful Dallasite will be awarded with the highest civilian honor for his 11-season, Hall of Fame career—delayed four years after college for active duty—as well as the commercial real estate and philanthropic efforts that have come since. Devout Catholic. One day, at Chu Lai, fellow teammates and Naval Academy classmates Larry Graham and Eddie Gill returned from a mission for the newly-formed SEAL unit. These Six Dallas Hotels Just Won Accolades in, Scenes From a Record Setting Day of Early Voting in Dallas County, Scenes From The Dallas Builders Association’s ARC Awards 2017. The Staubach Company kept on expanding and kept on doing business the right way. As a boy, Roger attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, where he excelled at baseball, basketball and football. If Bush 43 ever gets nostalgic for his previous residence, a replica of the White House owned by multilevel-marketing entrepreneur Ralph Oats.

Roger was a standout defensive back for the football team. And his faith helped Roger keep his priorities in place, even as success washed over him. Because he built a huge business in an area outside of the traditional sports-related businesses. “Marianne and I couldn’t be luckier to have five great kids, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Captain Comeback. ‘Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it’.”.
Two-time Super Bowl champion and real estate mogul Roger Staubach is headed to the White House today to receive a Medal of Freedom. Email me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @mtindera07.

And his junior year was the stuff of dreams. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Before embarking on their military adventure together, the professional scouts and representatives came calling. He learned everything he could about the transactions and the business side of the deals. and eventually partnered with his office mate, Robert Holloway, to form Holloway/Staubach Real Estate. CEO picked up this 11,900-square-foot mansion in 2009. “I had three little kids at the time. I can’t thank him enough for that.”. It's now owned by a corporate aristocrat: billionaire banker Andy Beal, who made headlines last year when, in a two-month span, he bought Crespi's old homestead for an estimated $40 million and then paid an estimated $25 million for another estate nearby. More importantly to Roger, the team had unprecedented success, catapulting to #2 in the country while racking up huge rivalry wins against Army and Notre Dame. Dan, it all started with our conversation on the soccer field. Halfway through the contest, Coach Wayne Hardin turned to Roger for a much-needed spark.
How many of us back up our words with actions? And your own parents would be proud. Great Rob. It was the look of someone who always gave a darn about someone other than himself. Cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash built this pink palace in 1984 and reportedly lived there until her death in 2001. Why? Maybe because you completed 12 of them for two touchdowns and no interceptions while calmly leading your team to the most lopsided win in Super Bowl History? But it didn’t suit him and he turned it in for a more practical station wagon. In September of that same year, Roger and Marianne married. Next to my dad this is the best guy ever! Senators in history, and Alan Page, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who went on to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Pick your preferred sport: It has a baseball diamond, tennis court and bowling alley. Just like working in the start up world, you have to take advantage of small windows of opportunity. Roger’s senior season was marred by injury but he was still able to come back to play in the Army-Navy game. Great grandfather of two. Roger studied hard at Purcell High School and was eventually elected President of his Class. He continued to excel in sports, but it was his prowess in baseball that would have the most profound impact on his life. The culture and the company are as strong and vibrant as ever. Thanks, Henrik! The next game, against the Chicago Bears, Morton and Staubach not only alternated every series, they alternated every play! If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. These are also a huge part of the legacy of Roger Staubach. “My parents were the best. And under Roger’s leadership, miracles kept on happening.

Captain America. It would always be a central part of his life. But not for Roger. It's just a six-minute drive from Mavs owner Mark Cuban's place. That’s when Roger knew that winning a Super Bowl was a pretty big deal. The next morning Coach Landry made it official. You may opt-out by, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. Justice Scalia passed away in 2016 following three decades on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Naval academy seems to turn out great men like Roger–and Dan Valaik! Prior to attending the Naval Academy, Roger took a post-grad year at New Mexico Military Institute. Urging his teammates on and making them better. No doubt. Staubach went on to play in three more Super Bowls (winning one more). I asked him if he still carried on that tradition. She threw Gil out of the house! A mindset that encapsulates his life as a teammate, businessman and family man. This story appears in the July 27, 2017 issue of Forbes. But the most impactful day of his St. John’s years occurred in the fourth grade. Army was led by legendary quarterback Rollie Stichweh. As he approached high school and his athletic achievements piled up, Roger Staubach remained balanced and grounded . Naturally he needed a quarterback to take the snaps. As I was leaving Roger Staubach’s beautiful office, I had one final question. Roger Staubach today in his Dallas office at JLL, “The folks at JLL were really good to me. President Donald Trump is also awarding posthumous awards to Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and Antonin Scalia. But Morton came back the next game and took over the for the rest of the season. An assistant football coach at The Naval Academy, Rick Forzano, came to Purcell High to recruit Roger’s friend, Jerry Momper. But a glorious one was only just beginning. College scouts were late to the party but a few (Northwestern and Purdue) started to take notice. The 29,000-square-foot, ten-bedroom manse still stands today as Preston Hollow's pièce de résistance. But going into his senior year, his position coach, Bob Kruger, noticed his incredible arm on the baseball field. “We can’t tell you what we did”, Gill replied. “Friends such as Pat Donnelly and Skip Orr mean the world to me. Classy.

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