Former Green Bay defensive back Bobby Dillon, the team’s all-time interception leader and a possible choice for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Centennial Class of 2020, has died.
Dillon, whom former Packers’ GM Ron Wolf called “the best of the best” passed away Aug. 22 in Temple, Tex., were funeral services were held Wednesday.
Dillon was 89.
A safety who intercepted a club-record 52 passes from 1952-59, Dillon was an Associated Press All-Pro four times and a four-time Pro Bowler. He also was named to the Packers’ 50th anniversary and all-century teams, the Packers’ Hall of Fame, the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame and the Texas Hall of Fame.
He hasn’t, however, been chosen to the Pro Football Hall of Fame … and our Rick Gosselin four years ago pushed for his entry. In recognition of Dillon’s passing, we reprint Gosselin’s story to tell you why Bobby Dillon is deserving of Canton …