Bobby ""Amazing Bobby"" Lackey

Inducted: 1990

Best Known For: Football

Hometown: Weslaco, TX

HS: Weslaco High School

College: The University of Texas at Austin


Of all the area’s greats, Weslaco’s “Amazing Bobby” Lackey has to rank near the top. As a two-time All-State quarterback, he led the Panthers to the state semifinals in 1955, as the Panthers made the playoffs all four of his years. He was also one of the best basketball players in Valley history, winning All-State honors twice, and an All-District baseballer to boot.

Then it was off to UT where the 6-foot-4 Lackey eventually became the starting signal-caller on Darrell Royal’s first SWC team in 1959. Lackey led the Longhorns in scoring and punting for two seasons and was a daring runner whose passing won several games for the ‘Horns.

He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated while in college and turned down a pro career with the AFL’s Oakland Raiders to go into private business.

Weslaco named its football stadium after him in 2002.