We're observing a man who will become a legend". Year should not be greater than current year. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In 1971 he and the rest of the Cowboys convincingly won Super Bowl VI over the Miami Dolphins, 24-3. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. As a tackle, Lilly was a first-team All-NFL choice every year from 1964 through 1969, then again in 1971. His No. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). He spent a whole career waiting through two or three blockers to achieve his great record. Bob Lilly’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. Lilly was among the early Cowboys to compete against the Green Bay Packers in the fabled 1967 NFL Championship Game, otherwise known as the Ice Bowl. | The book chronicles the years when the Cowboys grew from a shaky expansion team to Super Bowl champions. Lilly was named an All-Pro seven times, and was selected to play in 11 Pro Bowl games. While Lilly's passion for football was always his focus during his playing days, he discovered a new passion at the end of his final season at TCU, according to his official website. In the early 1980s, Lilly co-authored a book with former Dallas Morning News writer Sam Blair called Bob Lilly Reflections.The book combined black-and-white photographers he took of teammates with stories of the early Cowboys. Sports Illustrated named him one of the ten most revolutionary defensive players. Other Works The only NFL game he missed in his career was the 1973 NFC Championship Game loss (10-27) on December 30 against the Minnesota Vikings due to a leg injury. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. All rights reserved. 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. Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. I figure I’m as strong as anyone else; so getting the job done becomes a matter of pride and determination.”. Picking Lilly worked out just fine, but had they retained their original pick at No. Squire Bob or Robert Randal Lilly Married: 2/15/1822 in Giles, VA Mary Ann CADLE b: 1805 d. 4/24/1885 in Mercer, WV Parents: Thomas Cadle & Nancy Ann Holt Known children: 1. Bob Lilly was a 21-year-old consensus All-America and a Texan who dreamed of playing professional football in his home state.  He was also a photographer for the Texas Air National Guard where he was an Airman 2nd Class. At No. Get the latest news, analysis and opinion delivered straight to your inbox. Failed to delete memorial. Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve Its History, Promote Its Values & Celebrate Excellence Everywhere, "A man has to figure out what has to be done and how to do it. Dallas did not participate in the 1969 draft, but Bob Lilly became our first draft pick in 1961. He returned to Texas and attended Texas Christian University and played for coach Abe Martin, he called him the best tackle he ever coached. But the draft wasn't televised, and he wasn't expecting pick-by-pick updates. Was a two-time All-Southwest Conference pick and a consensus All-America choice at Texas Christian before the Dallas Cowboys' selected him as their first-ever draft choice in 1961. Bob Lilly was a two-time All-South West Conference pick and a consensus All-America choice at Texas Christian before the Dallas Cowboys' selected him as their first-ever draft choice in 1961. As we were riding in the great parade through Canton today prior to the ceremonies, it looked like we were going to have a downpour of rain. I realize that you don't recognize me, without my hat, but I am glad to be here today. 2 pick Dallas traded, Washington selected Pro Bowl QB Norm Snead. Bob Lilly was born on July 26, 1939 in Olney, Texas, USA as Robert Lewis Lilly. Cowboy.". He entered the Hall of Fame along with former teammate Herb Adderley (for two seasons), as well as David "Deacon" Jones and Jim Otto. Bob Lilly was born in 1930s. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Bob heads up his own company right now. Bob had one sister: Lorene Patrick (born Lilley). All-NFL: 1964 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1965 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1966 (AP, UPI, NEA, WA, NY), 1967 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1968 (AP, UP, NEA, NY, PW, PFWA), 1969 (AP, NEA, PW, NY), 1971 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1972 (PW), All-NFL Second Team: 1969 (UPI), 1970 (PFWA, NEA), 1972 (AP, PFWA, NEA), 1977 (NEA), All-Pro: 1968 (PFWA), 1969 (HF, PFWA, NEA), All-Conference: 1964 (SN), 1965 (SN), 1966 (SN), 1967 (SN), 1968 (SN), 1969 (SN), 1971 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1972 (AP, UPI, SN), All-Conference Second Team: 1970 (UPI), 1973 (UPI), (11) – 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973*, 1974*, (at time of his retirement following 1974 season), • [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Opponents’ Fumble Recovery, Career - 3  He also was the state javelin champion in track. Well that demonstrated how much it hurt him to leave, and I knew right then that we had a great chance to win Super Bowl XI, which we did against Miami, 24-3. But was unable to. Samuel David "Devil Sam" Lilly b: 18 APR 1847 in Mercer Co., West Virginia, Thank you for fulfilling this photo request.  Before and after games, he spent an increasing amount of time studying and photographing old sports stadiums. Lilly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. My family I want to thank them because there have been many, many days that I have neglected them when I was trying to prepare for a National Football League game or championship game, yet they also became stronger and better people and I wish to thank them. That is why I am so privileged and honored to be here today to be the presenter because I have had the pleasure with Bob Lilly. Cowboy by being the first Dallas player to achieve, well, pretty much everything. Post-season play became a way of life for the 6-5, 260-pound Olney, Texas, native. In 1970, the Cowboys finally made the Super Bowl, against the Baltimore Colts, only to lose the game (V), 16-13, on a field goal in the final nine seconds; after the game, he infamously tossed his helmet in the air, frustrated at the loss. Lilly spent two weeks in 1967 as part of the Texas National Guard at the Rhein-Main Air Base in West Germany. For the next 14 seasons, his play on defense was so outstanding that he became popularly known as "Mr. Bob Lilly was a two-time All-South West Conference pick and a consensus All-America choice at Texas Christian before the Dallas Cowboys' selected him as their first-ever draft choice in 1961. Bob Lilly’s birth sign is Leo and he has a ruling planet of Sun. The water froze before it ran down to the window sill. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Bob Lilly’s age is 81. And it was 70 degrees in that room.". Your Scrapbook is currently empty. 2 pick in the 1961 NFL draft, their first as a franchise, but acquired the No. The people who found it. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Ruling Planet: Bob Lilly has a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun.  Lilly's father and grandfather were both involved in farming and ranching, but the severe 1950s Texas drought forced his family to move at the end of his junior year at Throckmorton High School, where he received All-District honors in football. It is something I don't think anyone would ever be able to understand unless they have been through it. He is the first player who spent his entire career with the Cowboys to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.