Dan Jilek

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Dan Jilek
Date of birth (1953-12-03) December 3, 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Date of death March 6, 2002
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College University of Michigan
NFL draft 1976 / Round: 4th
Career history
As player
1976–1979 Buffalo Bills

Daniel Douglas "Dan" Jilek (December 3, 1953 – March 6, 2002) was an American football player. He played professional football as a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills from 1976 to 1979. He was drafted by the Bills in the fourth round, as the 109th overall pick in the 1976 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 1976, he started 14 games for the Bills, intercepted two passes, recovered three fumbles and was the Bills' rookie of the year.

Jilek starred as a high school football, basketball and baseball player for Utica Stevenson in Michigan from 1969 to 1972 and college football for the University of Michigan from 1972 to 1975. He was selected as an All-Big Ten Conference player in both 1974 and 1975.[1] He was also selected as an Academic All-American.

After retiring from football, Jilek operated an insurance company


  1. ^ "Jilek signs with Bills". The Michigan Daily. June 10, 1976. 

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