Bobby Dillon

Bobby Dan Dillon (born February 23, 1930) is 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]

Bobby Dillon
Bobby Dillon - 1952 Bowman Large
Dillon on a 1952 Bowman football card
Born:February 23, 1930 (age 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

References

  1. ^ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2011". Retrieved November 23, 2016.

External links

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The Packers played their Milwaukee home games in Marquette Stadium during this season only, after using Wisconsin State Fair Park from 1934 through 1951. The new County Stadium became the venue in 1953, and hosted the Milwaukee home games through 1994, when they were discontinued.

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