Bobby Dillon

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Bobby Dillon
Bobby Dillon - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Dillon on a 1952 Bowman football card
Born: (1930-02-23) February 23, 1930 (age 87)
Temple, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Defensive back
College Texas
NFL draft 1952 / Round: 3 / Pick 28
Career history
As player
1952–1959 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
Honors Packers Hall of Fame

Bobby Dan Dillon (born February 23, 1930) 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]


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

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