The 6'6 225 lb. Glass was an All-American lineman at Baylor in 1956. After a year in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan, Glass played 11 seasons in the NFL with Detroit and Cleveland. In 1964 Glass was a member of the Browns team that beat Baltimore for the NFL Championship 27-0. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Glass retired in 1969 to form the Bill Glass Evangelistic Association. Glass started a prison ministry program in 1972. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.