Roger Staubach is a former American professional football quarterback with a net worth of $600 million.
He is best known as a former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys team in the National Football League (NFL).
The Dallas Cowboys selected Staubach in the 1964 NFL Draft as a tenth-round "future" selection.
The NFL had allowed them to draft Staubach one his before his college eligibility was over because it had already been four years since he was in high school.
However, he did not play professional football until 1969, after he had completed his four-year military commitment, when he debuted as a 27-year-old rookie.
After a few games alternating with Craig Morton as quarterback, Staubach assumed the position full-time during week eight of the 1971 season.
He would go on to lead the Cowboys to ten consecutive victories, including the team's first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl VI in January 1972,
over the Miami Dolphins. Following this successful season, Staubach negotiated his own contract, landing a three-year deal estimated at around $75,000 a year.
Staubach was forced to vacate the position of quarterback for most of the 1972 season due to a separated shoulder,
but returned in a divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers where he threw two touchdown passes in the last 90 seconds of the game to win 30-28.
He would remain as starting quarterback for the rest of his career, including in 1977, when he led the Cowboys to their second Super Bowl win in Super Bowl XII, beating the Denver Broncos.
Ultimately after 11 NFL seasons spent with the Dallas Cowboys, with 1,685 completions for 22,700 yards, 153 touchdowns, and 109 interceptions,
Staubach announced his retirement in 1979, and officially left football in March 1980.
The main reason behind his retirement was a warning from his doctor regarding his health, after he suffered twenty concussions during his career,
and the serious consequences if he were to suffer another head injury.
Category: Richest Athletes › NFL Players
Net Worth: $600 Million
Date of Birth: Feb 5, 1942 (81 years old)
Place of Birth: Cincinnati
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Profession: American football player
Nationality: United States of America