longview lobos retired numbers bobby taylor

Bobby Taylor - No. 24

Bobby Taylor's number was retired Oct. 10, 2008, at the Longview vs. Mount Pleasant homecoming game. His number is the only number thus far to ever be retired by Longview High School.


Bobby Taylor played football for the Lobos from 1989-92 and was a member of the 1992 5A Texas State Championship basketball team.  He then played college football for the University of Notre Dame where he was selected as a consensus All-American in 1994.  Taylor was drafted in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for the Eagles until the 2003 season and went to one Pro Bowl.  After playing for the Eagles, Taylor played for the Seattle Seahawks for one season in 2004, and then retired from the NFL in 2005.

Left is Bobby Taylor's LHS senior football photo.

(Left) Bobby taylor had a prolific career with the Philadelphia Eagles, earning one Pro Bowl selection.
(Above) Bobby Taylor being presented his retired number prior to the Lobos versus Mt. Pleasant Tigers on Oct. 10, 2008. The Lobos won that game, 51-7. (Above) Highlights of Bobby Taylor's career were shown on the Lobo video board prior to retiring his number in 2008.

Trent Williams - No. 71

Longview Independent School District and the Longview Lobo Football Program honored 2006 Longview High School graduate Trent Williams by retiring his No. 71 Lobo jersey on May 10, 2017.
After earning All-District, All-East Texas, and All-State honors in leading the Lobos to consecutive district championships, Williams was one of the top linemen in the country at The University of Oklahoma and was twice named All-Big XII and became a unanimous All-American selection in 2009.
The Washington Redskins selected Williams as the fourth overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2010.    
As of the 2016 season, Williams has been named to the NFL Pro Bowl five times and has been selected at one of the Top 100 players in the NFL four times.
Off the field, Williams has been active in supporting his community, donating time and financial support to various Longview Lobo facilities and programs, including providing free echocardiograms for student-athletes and funding the Lobo Den Locker Room. Williams also hosts an annual youth football camp at Lobo Stadium that features other professional athletes from the Longview area.

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