Tony Steven Casillas made a big impact on the defensive line of the Dallas Cowboys Team and was part of the team’s back to back victories in Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII.

At East Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma Casillas was a High School All-American in football. Despite being offered many scholarships by other schools, he chose The University of Oklahoma. 

In 1985, Tony helped lead his Sooner team to a National Championship. He was selected as a Consensus All American, won the Lombardi Trophy as the Nations Top Defensive Player and was also selected as the Defensive Player of the Decade, 1980s. Because of his remarkable accomplishments he was selected to the College Hall of Fame in 2005

Casillas was the #2 overall pick in the 1986, NFL draft, by the Atlanta Falcons, in 1991 he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys, and helped lead a team that would win two Superbowl Championships back to back, XXVII and XXVIII.

Tony Casillas retired in 1997, after playing 12 years in the NFL. Since his retirement Tony has become a business entrepreneur. He is a sports broadcaster, public speaker, spokesperson, and business owner. 

Casillas established a non-profit organization, DYFL, a youth football program on which he serves as President of the Board. Over the years he has been active with several charity organizations in the DFW area. Tony and his wife Tamara, have three children, Chase, Jett, and Sophia.

Excerpt from 2013 Inductees Program

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