Bob Lilly was born on July 26, 1939 in Olney, Texas. He was a pro football player for the Dallas Cowboys from 1961 to 1974. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980. After retiring from pro football, Lilly moved to Waco, Texas to start a business. In 1982 he sold his highly successful business and started a career in photography. Lilly is still an active member of the photography community.