Roger Staubach One Of The First NFL Players To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubach is adding more hardware to his trophy case.
According to CBS DFW, the former NFL quarterback is one of the many recipients receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.
President Donald Trump made the announcement that Staubach is among his first to receive this honor.
Staubach was honored to be among the honorees as he said in a statement:
I am deeply honored to have been selected for an award with a rich history dating back generations. I'm not sure I'm in the same league as past recipients like Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking and Dallas native Ernie Banks.
Staubach, who served in the Navy, played with the Cowboys for 11 seasons winning two Super Bowls in four attempts.
He is among seven other honorees including Alan Page, Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.