Bob Lilly played his entire high school, college, and professional careers in the state of Texas. Born in Throckmorton, Texas, he attended Throckmorton High School. Upon graduation, Lilly continued playing football at Texas Christian University where he was honored as a two-time All-Southwestern Conference pick.
Chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys in 1961, Bob Lilly played 14 seasons with the Cowboys and during that time was an 11x Pro Bowl selection, 7x First-team All-Pro selection, 2x Second-team All-Pro selection, 8x All-Conference selection, and a 2x Second-team All-Conference selection.
A 1971 Super Bowl champion and Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductee, Bob Lilly is also a member of the 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and the NFL 1960s & 1970s All-Decade Team. Lilly is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.