Hall of Famer Roger Staubach was the keynote speaker for this year’s annual Salvation Army luncheon that happened on May 4th at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Even though the Cowboys have seen better days, almost every football fan in the world can admit that there is a lot of respect due for Staubach, as he is one of the notable and legendary players for the team. The purpose of the luncheon is to raise funds for the Gene and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town and the Family Life Center which are both under the umbrella of The Salvation Army. Tickets to get in costed $150 per person, or at the minimum $1,500 for a table of 10. Staubach made a very inspiring speech about what it means to give back to the community and also discussed some of his crazy times in the NFL and how he overcame certain challenges.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native was clearly a gifted athlete during high school, and ended up attending the United States Naval Academy where he became a part of their football program. He was selected in the 1964 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but due to his obligation to the United States Navy, he had to put his football career on hold until he was able to be a part of the team in 1969. The 1963 Heisman Trophy winner spent an entire decade playing professional football until his retirement in 1979, which he spent his whole career playing for Dallas. Just prior to his retirement, he started his own business in the Dallas area so he he had no time to rest once he hung up his football cleats.
Staubach was this year’s keynote speaker for the annual Salvation Army luncheon that happened earlier this month in Arlington, Texas, and the event was a huge success as just about everyone was excited to see one of the biggest names in NFL history take the stage.
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Watch Roger Staubach Speaking about his NFL career: