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April 20, 2017
Roger Staubach  
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach headlined a leadership event at Granbury High School on April 20, 2017. The program was made possible by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Extreme Networks.
Students from GHS teams and organizations heard the Hall of Fame quarterback speak in the new Career and Technical Education Center lecture hall.  Granbury ISD middle and elementary schools – and others from across the nation – participated via Internet video conferencing.
Through the Hall of Fame’s youth education program, the former quarterback spoke about his education and career as well as his views on teamwork, work ethics, and other important character attributes.  He also referenced his family and faith as important factors in his life.
Prior to his visit, the students completed a lesson centered on the Hall of Fame values of commitment, integrity, courage, respect, and excellence. They each researched Staubach’s career and wrote a short biography before developing questions to pose to him about his achievements on and off the football field and how his character helped him achieve success.  Following the program, each participant explored how Staubach’s life and commitment to values could inspire them to create a personal mission statement.
Staubach attended the United States Naval Academy and then played in the National Football League from 1969-1979.  His leadership was during a successful decade for the team, which made it to the Super Bowl five times and won two NFL titles during those years. According to the Hall of Fame, Staubach had 22,700 passing yards, 153 touchdown passes, 2,264 rushing yards, and 20 rushing touchdowns.  He was inducted in the hall in 1985.
The program was sponsored by Extreme Networks, a partner of the Hall of Fame that recently presented the GISD technology staff with the Exemplary School Award for the school district’s commitment to a personalized 21st Century learning environment.
Extreme Networks is a provider of network infrastructure equipment and services for enterprises, data centers, and service providers serving customers of all industries and organizations around the globe including businesses, hospitals, schools, hotels, telecommunications companies, and government agencies.