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Bob Lilly Speaker Profile

Hall Of Fame Defensive Tackle for the Dallas Cowboys

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Bob Lilly Biography

Bob Lilly was born July 26, 1939 and is a former American football player in the NFL and photographer. He is considered one of the greatest defensive linemen in NFL history.

As a first-round draft pick in the 1961 NFL Draft, and the first draft pick in Dallas Cowboys franchise history, Lilly went on to be All-Pro seven times, and was selected to play in 11 Pro Bowl games. (He was also drafted in the 2nd round, 14th overall, in the 1961 AFL draft by the Dallas Texans, now Kansas City Chiefs, prior to the merger with the NFL.)


Lilly began his career as a defensive end in 1961, but midway though the 1963 (his third) season Cowboys coach Tom Landry moved him to defensive tackle. Lilly made the adjustment becoming the main man in Dallas's vaunted "Doomsday Defense." As a tackle, Lilly was a first-team All-NFL choice every year from 1964 through 1969, then again in 1971. On January 17, 1971, the Cowboys finally made the Super Bowl, against the Baltimore Colts, only to lose the game, 16-13, on a field goal in the final nine seconds (the Cowboy's offensive failed to score in the second half). As a result, he tore off his helmet and threw it down the field 50-60 yards. This summarized his, and the team's, frustrations from 1966 of not winning the "Big Game", the championship game. However, in 1972 he and the rest of the Cowboys won the Super Bowl against the Miami Dolphins, 24-3. His 29-yard sack of Dolphin quarterback Bob Griese (an NFL Record) is one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl defensive history. This was the signature play of his 14-year hall-of-fame career.


Lilly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility, and was the first player who spent his entire career with the Cowboys to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He entered the Hall of Fame along with former teammate Herb Adderley (for two seasons), as well as David "Deacon" Jones and Jim Otto. The Sporting News named him a member of the All-Century NFL Team and "the greatest defensive tackle in NFL history".



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Hall of Fame Cowboys' Legend Bob Lilly to be Featured Speaker at Men's Power Lunch

Posted on 6 November 2012 | 4:54 pm

Bob Lilly SpeakerFormer Dallas Cowboys' star Bob Lilly will be the Featured Speaker at the Men's Power Lunch at the First Baptist Church of Conroe in Conroe, Texas on Monday, December 3, 2012, at noon. The Hall of Fame defensive tackle spent his entire 14-year NFL career as a member of the Cowboys and helped take the team to a victory in Super Bowl VI in addition to being an 11-time Pro Bowler. In...[Read More]

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