Bobby Joe Conrad
Bobby Joe Conrad started his football career along the banks of the Bosque River in Clifton, Texas. An all-state quarterback, he guided the Cubs to district championships in 1952 and 1953. His senior season Conrad scored 207 points and led Clifton to the state semi-finals where they lost to eventual state champion Ranger. He played football Texas A&M from 1955-57 under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Conrad played quarterback, halfback, fullback and end for the Aggies and was a member of the school's 1956 SWC Championship team. In the 1958 College All-Star Game he kicked four field goals and intercepted a pass in a 35-19 upset of the 1957 NFL Champion Detroit Lions. The versatile Conrad played FL, HB, WR, DB for the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals from 1958-1968 and the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. Conrad was moved to flanker in 1962 and the next season made All-NFL when he led league with 73 catches. He came within a game of breaking the NFL record for consecutive games with a reception when he had a string of 93 from 1961 to 1968. The 6'2, 195 lb. Conrad was also selected to play in the 1965 Pro Bowl. He finished his career as the Cardinals all-time reception leader and had 422 catches for 5,902 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.