From military veteran to NFL star
Roger Staubach deferred football career until his service was done
He was a 10th-round draft choice. That's the first thing. It speaks to the reality -- laughable in retrospect, fair at the time -- that future Hall of Famer Roger Staubach was considered a genuine risk for any NFL front office. Staubach was a roll of the dice.
And no, there were no positional concerns. This wasn't an Eric Crouch kind of a thing, or people wondering whether Andre Ware's game could translate one level up. Staubach was a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for ...
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VETERANS DAY 2013
ESPN commemorates Veterans Day and ESPN's weeklong series "American Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans."