1950’s-era Packers defensive back Bobby Dillon was a special Pro Football Hall of Famer – so special that he set franchise interception records while only having one functional eye. His Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony will be just as special and unique.
The Hall announced that Dillon and nine other centennial enshrinees will receive their bust in Canton, Ohio and permanent glory in the Hall of Fame with a special ceremony on Friday, September 18 at the Hall of Fame.
The event will be part of the official marking of the NFL’s 100th anniversary.
His induction will be a different one than the standard August induction ceremony held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, where 10 others will be enshrined.
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.
Nine others will join Dillon during the September ceremony:
– WR Harold Carmichael
– T Jimbo Covert
– S Cliff Harris
– T Winston Hill
– DT Alex Karras
– S Donnie Shell
– T/DT Duke Slater
– WR Mac Speedie
– G/DE Ed Sprinkle