A star from the Green Bay Packers’ first 40 years has received the ultimate individual honor in professional football, being chosen for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The NFL announced that among its class of 10 players in the “Centennial” class of candidates, a former Packers safety has been included:
Bobby Dillon, safety, 1952-59: A four-time All-Pro, Dillon intercepted 52 passes in his career. Three times, he picked off at least nine passes in a season. Packers.com says that Vince Lombardi chose him as one of the “untouchable” players in his first year as head coach, Dillon’s final season. Dillon did that with only one eye.
Their induction is scheduled for August.