Bobby Boyd

Bobby Boyd was a four-sport standout in high school for the Owls, but is best remembered for his accomplishments in football. He was Garland's first scholastic All-American in 1955, and was twice selected as an All-State halfback following the 1954 and 1955 seasons. He is still the Owls' all-time leader in rushing, scoring and interceptions, accounting for 3,150 yards on the ground (averaging 7.19 yards per carry), 35 touchdowns and 23 pass thefts during his varsity career. He also starred in basketball, baseball and track during his years at Garland High. In basketball, he was named honorable mention All-State as a junior and second-team All-State as a senior, when his scoring average was 26.2 points per game. Bobby continued to excel in football in college as a member of Bud Wilkinson's program at Oklahoma University, where he helped lead the Sooners to a pair of Big Eight Conference championships. In 1959, he was chosen as the All-Big Eight quarterback, and also received All-American recognition. After graduating from Oklahoma, Bobby spent a very active nine seasons in professional football with the Baltimore Colts. During his distinguished career, he was chosen as an All-Pro cornerback four times. His great defensive instincts helped him intercept a total of 57 passes for the Colts, a mark which ranks him among the top ten interception leaders in the history of the NFL.