Bobby Dillon, Packers' All-Time Interception Leader, Named to Hall of Fame as Senior Nominee

A Packer legend from a bygone era has finally earned enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Safety Bobby Dillon, who played for the Packers from 1952 to 1959, was one of 15 contributors, coaches and "senior" players (players with more than 25 years of eligibility) included in a special large Hall of Fame class announced Wednesday morning. The five modern-era players and/or coaches to be elected will be announced during Super Bowl week. Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler is among the finalists for that selection.

Dillon recorded 52 interceptions in eight seasons with the Packers, which to this day remains the franchise record. He had three separate seasons with nine interceptions, and returned five for touchdowns throughout his career. He was a four-time All Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler and is a member of the Packer Hall of Fame. Remarkably, he did all of this while playing with impaired vision, as he had a glass eye.

Dillon passed away in August 2019.


Tim Backes is a lifelong Packer fan and a contributor to CheeseheadTV. Follow him on Twitter @timbackes for his Packer takes, random musings and Untappd beer check-ins.

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January 15, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Congrats to another Packer , I think the Bears have the most Hall of Famers but Packers can’t be far behind, it’s a nice experience the inductions I was there for Favre and again for Jerry Kramer .

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January 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Too bad he passed away not too long ago. Would have been really nice if he were to be alive to receive the news.

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