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New Mexico Military Institute will honor Roger Staubach

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach will receive an award from the New Mexico Military Institute for his induction into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in August. NMMI will play Trinity Valley Community College in Athens on Saturday. Staubach will receive his award before the coin toss.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach will receive an award from the New Mexico Military Institute for his induction into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in August. NMMI will play Trinity Valley Community College in Athens on Saturday. Staubach will receive his award before the coin toss. Star-Telegram

Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach will be honored by New Mexico Military Institute, his alma mater, during their game at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens on Saturday.

Staubach, a former three-sport athlete at NMMI, will receive an award for his induction into the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame in August. He will also participate in the coin toss.

Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Bruce Field.

Staubach attended NMMI for one year to help him prepare for entry into the United States Naval Academy. During the 1960-61 school year, he was a private in the 1st platoon and 2nd squad of Company G, and he participated fully in the institute’s Corps of Cadets, all while playing football, basketball, and baseball.

In football, the quarterback led the team to a 9-1 record. Staubach set the school record for passing yardage in a single season with 1,294 and nine touchdowns. He also had nine rushing touchdowns.

In basketball, he averaged 12.4 points per game, helping the team to win the first-ever title for the newly established Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

In baseball, the center fielder hit .324 for the Broncos. He made several relief appearances on the mound for the 16-4 team.

After leaving NMMI, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he won the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s best player. The Navy retired Staubach’s No. 12 jersey at his graduation ceremony in 1965, and he was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

After fulfilling his military commitment, he joined the Dallas Cowboys and began his legendary NFL career which included two Super Bowl titles, induction into the Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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