Two National Football League (NFL) legends, Roger Staubach, this blogger’s all-time favorite quarterback, and Alan Page, legendary Minnesota Vikings Defensive End, will get the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump on November 16th.
Roger Staubach weas named “Captain Comeback” and because of his many 4th quarter heroics:
Alan Page was one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL History. While his past NFL life as a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice is equally legendary, on the field, Page set the standard for the modern 4-3 defensive end:
This is what the White House press release entry reports:
ALAN C. PAGE. Justice Alan Page is an accomplished jurist, athlete, and philanthropist. After a successful college football career at the University of Notre Dame, he played 15 years in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. He started in four Super Bowls, was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1971, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. While playing for the Vikings, he obtained his law degree and practiced law during the off-season. After retiring from the NFL in 1981, Justice Page practiced law full-time before winning a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992. He served for more than 20 years. Since 1988, his Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 7,000 students.
ROGER STAUBACH. Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach played 11 seasons in the National Football League, winning two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, and making the Pro Bowl six times. He first made his mark on football at the United States Naval Academy, where he set 28 records and won the Heisman Trophy in 1963. Soon after graduating, Mr. Staubach volunteered to fight in the Vietnam War. Following his football career, he was a successful businessman and a champion for many charitable causes, including the United Way of America, the Children’s Scholarship Fund, and Allies in Service, an organization devoted to supporting service members, veterans, and their spouses.
Page and Staubach will join Miriam Adelson, Orin Hatch, and posthumously Elvis Presley, Antonin Scalia, and George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. at a special ceremony at the White House on November 16th.
Congratulations to Staubach and Page.
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