Bobby Lackey

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Bobby Lackey is a former American football player. The 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Lackey played quarterback and punter for the Texas Longhorns from 1957–59. The Weslaco, Texas native was UT's top scorer in 1958 and 1959. He helped Texas to win the 1959 Southwest Conference championship, the first of the Darrell Royal era. In 1957, Lackey led the team in interceptions and at season's end, kicked the winning field goal to beat Texas A&M, 9–7.

Lackey was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1959.[1] He declined a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers in favor of a career in local agriculture.[2]


  1. ^ "Bobby Lackey". Sports Illustrated. November 9, 1959. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  2. ^ Emmis Communications (1994-05 – 1994-06). The Alcalde. Emmis Communications. pp. 12–13. ISSN 1535-993X. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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Preceded by
Walter Fondren
University of Texas Quarterback
Succeeded by
Mike Cotten