Ken Dilger

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Ken Dilger
No. 85
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-02-02) February 2, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth: Mariah Hill, Indiana
Career information
College: University of Illinois
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Debuted in 1995 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2004 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 356
Receiving Yards 4,099
Touchdowns 24
Stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Ray Dilger (born February 2, 1971) is a retired professional American football player.

Early years[edit]

Ken Dilger was raised in Mariah Hill, Spencer County, Indiana. He attended Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Indiana where he played quarterback; he also starred in basketball and baseball. After graduating from Heritage Hills, he went on to the University of Illinois where he was redshirted for a year (1990) before becoming a four-year letterman and three-year starter as a tight end. He was named All-Big Ten in 1991 (Honorable Mention) by the Big Ten coaches and in 1994 (2nd Team) by the coaches and media. He graduated from Illinois with a degree in marketing.

  • 1991: 18 catches for 212 yards with 1 TD
  • 1993: 17 catches for 212 yards with 2 TD
  • 1994: 48 catches for 607 yards with 6 TD

NFL[edit]

Ken Dilger spent his first 7 NFL seasons as a tight end with the Indianapolis Colts (1995–2001) and his last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002–2004); winning Super Bowl XXXVII in his first year as a Buccaneer. Throughout his career he accumulated career totals of 356 catches, 4,099 yards (11.5), and 24 touchdowns. In the final game of his career, in addition to playing TE, he was the long snapper, because the team's regular long snapper, Dave Moore, had been injured the previous week.

Professional Statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG TD
1995 IND 16 13 42 635 15.1 4
1996 IND 16 16 42 503 12.0 4
1997 IND 14 14 27 380 14.1 3
1998 IND 16 16 31 303 9.8 1
1999 IND 15 15 40 479 12.0 2
2000 IND 16 16 47 538 11.4 3
2001 IND 16 16 32 343 10.7 1
2002 TB 16 15 34 329 9.7 2
2003 TB 15 15 22 244 11.1 1
2004 TB 16 14 39 345 8.8 3
Career -- 156 150 356 4,099 11.5 24