Thursday, December 23, 2010
Roger Staubach to present Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl XLV
Staubach will continue the tradition of Super Bowl legends participating in the Lombardi Trophy ceremony.
The NFL will salute Hall of Fame quarterback and Super Bowl VI MVP Roger Staubach during Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Cowboys Stadium. Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to four Super Bowls, will participate in the Vince Lombardi Trophy ceremony at the conclusion of Super Bowl XLV.
A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and also the chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Staubach will carry the trophy to a stage at midfield and hand it off to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who presents it to the Super Bowl champions. The presentation, which is accompanied by a musical score by NFL Films, will be televised live by FOX Sports as part of its Super Bowl coverage. Viewed by a record 153.4 million people in the U.S. last year, the Super Bowl is annually the nation’s most-watched TV program.
Staubach will continue the tradition of Super Bowl legends participating in the Lombardi Trophy ceremony, which began with Bart Starr in Super Bowl XL in 2006. Other participants have been: Coach Don Shula (Super Bowl XLI), Doug Williams (Super Bowl XLII), Joe Namath (Super Bowl XLIII), and Len Dawson (Super Bowl XLIV).
Staubach received a late start in professional football as he fulfilled four years of active duty with the United States Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy. He played 11 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys (1969-79) and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
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