Bob Lilly, a member of the of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1980, was introduced to FCA by Dallas Cowboys’ Hall of Fame Coach Tom Landry. Lilly served on the Greater Fort Worth FCA advisory board and continued to the share the “Good News” of Jesus Christ to countless people involved with sports in schools, colleges and as a professional athlete.
Lilly, a 1981 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, began his career at TCU where he was a two-time All-American and All-Southwest Conference honoree. The Cowboys made Lilly their first-ever first round draft pick in 1961, and he did not disappoint leading them to one Super Bowl victory and two NFC titles in his career. The seven-time All-Pro selection played in 11 Pro Bowls, was part of the NFL’s 75th Anniversary team in 1994, and became the first inductee in the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor in 1975 after playing in 196 consecutive regular season NFL games.