American Football Database
Bobby Dillon
File:Bobby Dillon - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Dillon on a 1952 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1930-02-23)February 23, 1930
Place of birth: Temple, Texas
Date of death: August 22, 2019(2019-08-22) (aged 89)
Place of death: Temple, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 3 / Pick 28
Career highlights and awards
  • All Pro: 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958
  • Green Bay Packers all-time interceptions leader with 52
Pro Bowls: 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
Honors: Packers Hall of Fame
Playing stats at

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]


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