Bob Lilly is Mr. Cowboy
January 29, 2013, 3:55 pm
The Dallas Cowboys have been fortunate to have legendary athletes grace their roster. Names like Drew Pearson, Roger Staubach and Mel Renfro are just a few who had the honor of wearing the helmet with the legendary star.
Only one player is known as "Mr. Cowboy" and that belongs to Bob Lilly. Lilly joined the BFT to talk about his legendary career and Super Bowl experience.
Bob Lilly experience both the losing and winning side of the Super Bowl. He was on the unfortunate Super Bowl V Cowboys team that lost to the Colts on a late field goal but then found victory the following year in Super Bowl VI as the Cowboys beat the Dolphins. Lilly recalls sacking Dolphins QB Bob Griese for a Super Bowl record.
"It was a 19.5 yards because that's what I've been told lately but anyway it was quite a long sack. I have two Super Bowl records one is the longest helmet toss which I'm not very proud of but that came after they kicked their last field goal after we threw our second interception in the last four minutes of the game to the Colts and that was Super Bowl V."
During his football career Bob Lilly became involved in photography as a hobby. He spoke with John about getting started.
"My senior year in college I made consensus All-America which was I think five teams at the time and one of them was coaches All-American team which was sponsored by Kodak. They gave us a camera and film and that's how I got started."
Lilly and John also talk about Bob's senior year of high school which was spent in Pendleton, Oregon.
Click on the link below to listen to the entire interview with Bob Lilly.