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.
Dillon on a 1952 Bowman football card
|Born:||February 23, 1930|
|NFL draft||1952 / Round: 3 / Pick 28|
|1952–1959||Green Bay Packers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls||1955, 1956, 1957, 1958|
|Honors||Packers Hall of Fame|
The 1952 Green Bay Packers season was their 34th season overall and their 32nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–6 record under third-year head coach Gene Ronzani for a fourth-place finish in the National Conference in 1952. After climbing to a 6–3 record, the Packers lost their final three games, but the .500 record was their best since 1947.
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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