Roger Staubach

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Roger Staubach during the Super Bowl

Roger Staubach, better know by his nicknames Captain America and Captian Comeback is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).  It’s interesting that during his junior year at the Naval Academy, Staubach’s color-blindness was detected. He was permitted to become the Naval Academy’s first graduate to be commissioned directly into the Supply Corps, which did not necessitate being able to tell the difference between red (port) and green (starboard) lights or to discern the color differences in electrical circuitry.

He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1965 and immediately started serving his four-year commitment to the Navy, before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. Staubach served one year in Vietnam as a supply officer at the Chu Lai base/port (a secondary air base providing relief for Da Nang Air Base approximately 50 miles (80 km) to the northwest) until 1967. He had 41 enlisted men under his command. Staubach considered staying in the military full-time but found himself missing football.

Roger Staubach in 1976
Roger Staubach in 1976

In September 1967, he comes back from Vietnam and spent the rest of his naval career in the United States. He played football on various service teams to prepare for his future career in the National Football League.

Profession: American football player
Age: February 5, 1942 (aged 73)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Schools: New Mexico Military Institute, Purcell Marian High School, United States Naval Academy

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