Bobby Dillon

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Bobby Dillon
Bobby Dillon - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Dillon on a 1952 Bowman football card
Born:(1930-02-23)February 23, 1930
Temple, Texas
Died:August 22, 2019(2019-08-22) (aged 89)
Temple, Texas
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
CollegeTexas
NFL draft1952 / Round: 3 / Pick 28
Career history
As player
1952–1959Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
  • All Pro: 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958
  • Green Bay Packers all-time interceptions leader with 52
Pro Bowls1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
HonorsPackers Hall of Fame

Bobby Dan Dillon (February 23, 1930 – August 22, 2019) was an American football defensive back for the Green Bay Packers. Despite only having one working eye, Bobby Dillon is the all-time Green Bay Packer's career interceptions leader with 52. He had 9 interceptions in one season three times, with a stretch between 1953–58 where he had 48 interceptions, averaging 8 interceptions per season. He was the second player in NFL history to record 50 interceptions. As a paradox of his blindness, Dillon was nicknamed "The Hawk" by Packer fans.

Bobby played for Temple High School and then for The University of Texas, where he was an All-American.

In 2011, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Dillon to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2011 [1] He died in 2019 at the age of 89.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2011". Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Packers' all-time interception leader, Bobby Dillon, dies at 89". NFL. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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