Dillon on a 1952 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:||February 23, 1930|
|Place of birth:||Temple, Texas|
|Date of death:||August 22, 2019(aged 89)|
|Place of death:||Temple, Texas|
|NFL Draft:||1952 / Round: 3 / Pick 28|
|Career highlights and awards|
|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.
- ↑ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2011". http://www.profootballresearchers.com/hall-of-very-good-2011.htm. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- ↑ "Packers’ all-time interception leader, Bobby Dillon, dies at 89". NFL. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-all-time-interception-leader-bobby-dillon-dies-at-89. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
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