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15. Corey Dillon

Corey Dillon was an All-Rookie (1997) after the Cincinnati Bengals took him in the Second Round from the University of Washington.

The Running Back was a workhorse from the start, going for 1,129 Yards and 10 Touchdowns.  Dillon's 1,129 was the lowest Rushing totals he had until 2003, and in his rookie seasons and each year from 1999 to 2002, he was in the top ten in Rushing Yards.  Dillon peaked at 1,435 Rushing Yards in 2000, and he had three consecutive years (2000-02), where he had at least 1,500 Yards From Scrimmage.  He was also a three-time Pro Bowler for the Bengals (1999-01).

After a poor 2003 season, Dillon was traded to New England and one of his best years in football, winning a Super Bowl Ring (XXXIX) with the Patriots, which was the same season he earned his fourth and Final Pro Bowl Selection.

With the Bengals, Dillon had 9,543 Yards From Scrimmage with 50 Touchdowns.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Running Back
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 43rd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/19/97.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the New England Patriots for a 2004 2ndRound Pick (which would be Madieu Williams) 4/20/04.

     

  • Games Played: 107
  • Notable Statistics:

    95 Games Started
    1,865 Rushing Attempts
    8,061 Rushing Yards
    45 Rushing Touchdowns
    192 Receptions
    1,482 Receiving Yards
    5 Receiving Touchdowns
    7 Kick Returns
    186 Kick Return Yards
    0 Pass Completions
    1 Pass Attempt
    62 Approximate Value

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1989)
    Pro Bowl (1999, 2000 & 2001)
    All-Rookie (1997)

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