Bob Lilly, Class of 1980
Bob Lilly’s Hall of Fame bust.
Bob Lilly's Hall of Fame mural.
Lilly became the first Cowboys player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
Extremely durable, Bob played in 196 consecutive regular-season games.
Lilly was the cornerstone of the Cowboys' famed "Doomsday Defense."
Equally effective as both a pass rusher and a rushing defender, Lilly continually battled double- and triple-team opposition.
Lilly was a first-team All-NFL choice every year from 1964 through 1969, then again in 1971, and 1972.
For the next 14 seasons, his play on defense was so outstanding that he became popularly known as "Mr. Cowboy."
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.
was the first player elected to the Hall of Fame.