During his days at Corsicana High School Bobby Wilson, a two-time All-State running back, led his team to the 1932 state championship. He continued his football career at SMU. In 1934 and 1935, Wilson led the Southwest Conference in scoring and was named to the All-America team both years. Wilson is best remembered for his spectacular touchdown catch that beat TCU and put SMU in the 1936 Rose Bowl, earning the national championship for the Mustangs. As a result Wilson was chosen to play in the College All-Star Game in Chicago. In 1936 Bobby Wilson played professional football for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1969.