Kevin Lilly
No. 92, 97
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1963-05-14) May 14, 1963 (age 60)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Tulsa (OK) Memorial
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:11
Player stats at · PFR

Kevin Paschal Lilly (born May 14, 1963) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at University of Tulsa.

Early years

Lilly attended Memorial High School. He played defensive tackle and contributed to the team winning the 1980 state championship.[1] He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Tulsa.

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

Lilly was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers after the 1986 NFL Draft on May 15. He was later waived and re-signed on August 11.[2] He was released on August 25.[3]

San Francisco 49ers (first stint)

On April 3, 1987, he was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.[4] He was released on August 28 and placed on the injured reserve list.

He was released four times and re-signed three times during the season. He turned down a chance to re-sign for a fourth time after being cut on December 13, but still received a ring and a full share of the playoff money after the team won Super Bowl XXIII.[5]

He was signed on March 29, 1989. On September 14, he was released after the season opener to make room for linebacker Matt Millen.[6]

Dallas Cowboys

On September 18, 1989, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys.[7] He was a backup behind right tackle Dean Hamel and played sparingly in the third game against the Washington Redskins. He was released on September 28.


  1. ^ "A look at former stars in Tulsa's Edison-Memorial series". 7 September 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. 12 August 1986. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. 26 August 1986. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. 9 April 1987. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lilly's Super Bowl interest is monetary". 13 January 1989. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "49ers Sign Millen". The New York Times. 16 September 1989. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. 19 September 1989. Retrieved January 12, 2019.