8. Roger Staubach
Staubach’s greatest failing was coming up short in Super Bowls X and XIII against Terry Bradshaw’s Steelers, but the original “Captain Comeback” won two Super Bowls (VI and XII) anyway. Staubach was the model for the cool, calm and clean efficiency that was a hallmark of the Dallas Cowboys’ incredible success during the 1970’s.
When he won Super Bowl VI versus the Miami Dolphins, Staubach became the first player to win college football’s Heisman Trophy as well as a Super Bowl MVP award, the feat since matched by three other players. Give Staubach credit for bravery, he could have served his Naval requirements in safe America, but volunteered to serve a year overseas in the death-filled nightmare also known as the Vietnam War.