Bob was born in Throckmorton, Texas, and moved with his family to Pendleton, Oregon, for his senior year in high school. He was an Oregon All-Stater in football and basketball. Bob returned to Ft. Worth, Texas, to attend Texas Christian University on a football scholarship, where he earned All-American honors. Upon graduation, Bob was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as their number one draft choice. For the next 14 years, Bob played with the Cowboys, making the All-Pro Team 7 times and playing in 11 Pro All-Star games. Upon his retirement in 1975, his name was inscribed above Texas Stadium in the Ring of Honor. Bob was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981, and was selected by the NFL to their 75th Anniversary All-Time team in 1994.

     After his retirement from pro football, Bob moved to Waco, Texas, where he successfully operated a business until 1982, when he sold it and launched his landscape photography career. In 1983, Bob co-authored a book called Reflections with sportswriter Sam Blair. Bob lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico, from 1984 to 1989, where he opened a photo art gallery, complete with both color and black & white darkrooms. In 1989, Bob moved back to Texas, settling in Graham, two hours west of Dallas. Currently, Bob resides in Georgetown, Texas.

     Bob's interest in photography began when he was selected to the Kodak Coaches' All-American Team in 1961 and was given a 35 mm camera plus a year's supply of film. He has experience using various cameras, including Leica, Nikon Hasselblad, Mamiya, Canon, and 4 x 5 field cameras. His latest interest, sparked by the need to retouch old pictures, has taken him into the computer world of digital imaging. His lab now includes the latest in digital imaging equipment, such as Macintosh computers, hi resolution scanners and printers.