KANSAS CITY, MO – Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Roger Staubach will receive the 2011 Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football.
The award honors the life and legacy of Lamar Hunt while recognizing people who have helped shaped the National Football League into the preeminent sports league in America.
Staubach will be honored at the 42nd Annual NFL 101 Awards gala in Kansas City Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Westin Crown Center.
“Roger Staubach certainly ranks as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the National Football League, but his impact on the game goes far beyond that,” said Clark Hunt, Chairman of the Kansas City Chiefs. “He has represented our league with class, integrity, leadership and excellence, and our family is delighted to have Roger as this year’s award recipient.”
Staubach spent 11 years at the helm of one of most dominating teams of the 1970s. He led the Dallas Cowboys to nine consecutive winning seasons, four NFC championship game victories and two Super Bowl titles. He was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI, a 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins that marked the first Super Bowl win in Cowboys history.
At the time of his retirement in 1980, Staubach held the NFL’s all-time highest quarterback rating. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
Since his retirement, Staubach has built a successful real estate firm and was the chairman of the committee to bring Super Bowl 45 to North Texas.