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Full Name: Corey Dillon Primary Position: RB
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/225 College: University of Washington, Garden City Community College, Dixie JC
Birthdate: October 24, 1974 High School: Franklin (Seattle, WA)
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Pro Experience: 10 years


Biography

Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle) is a running back for the New England Patriots NFL franchise. Dillon attended the University of Washington and wears the number 28.

High school career

Dillion attended Franklin High School in Seattle, Washington, and was a two-sport standout starring in football and baseball. In football, he was an All-State selection and the All-Metro Player of the Year. He was also an excellent baseball outfielder, and garnered All-Metro honors, and was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1993 Major League Baseball draft.

College career

At the University of Washington, Dillon set the team all-time single-season records for rushing yards (1,555 yards) and touchdowns scored (22) in 1996. In the first quarter against San Jose State University, Dillon rushed for 222 yards and caught an 83 yard touchdown pass, setting NCAA records for both rushing yards and all-purpose yards (305) in one quarter. Dillon did not re-enter the game as the Washington Huskies were comfortably ahead 36-0 by the end of the first quarter.

NFL career

Dillon was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. For six seasons, Dillon was one of the few bright spots on an otherwise mediocre Bengals team. From 1997 to 2002 he rushed for over 1000 yards each year, and made the Pro Bowl 3 times (1999–2001). He also set an NFL record for most yards rushed in one game (279 yards) against the Denver Broncos (the record was broken by Jamal Lewis, which was then broken by Adrian Peterson).

In 2003, Dillon only rushed for 541 yards due to injury, which, along with the emergence of Rudi Johnson, precipitated the trade of Corey Dillon to another team. Originally, he appeared to be traded to the Oakland Raiders, but the Raiders were unwilling to sacrifice a second round draft choice for the aging running back. The New England Patriots, on the other hand, willingly traded a second round pick to give Dillon a second chance on a team with a proven track record. Dillon left the Bengals as the team's all time leading rusher with 8,016 yards, easily surpassing the previous record of 6,447 yards set by James Brooks.

In the 2004 season, Dillon proved himself to be a mature and dedicated team player, putting to rest the negative reputation he may have acquired before arriving in New England. Moreover, Dillon had his best year with 1,635 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, both career highs, and set a franchise record in the process. The year culminated in a third Super Bowl win for New England, in no small part because of the new running game built around Dillon. Dillon was the top rusher of Super Bowl XXXIX with 75 rushing yards and a touchdown, while also catching 3 passes for 31 yards, giving him 106 total yards. He was also a major factor in the Patriots win over the heavlily favored Indianapolis Colts in New England's first playoff game, rushing for 144 yards and catching 5 passes for 17 yards. Overall, Dillon rushed for a total of 292 yards, caught 9 passes for 53 yards, and scored 2 touchdowns in New England's 3 postseason games.

In 2005, Dillon was once again plagued with injury problems and was not able to duplicate his high stats from 2004. He remained a major contributor for the team, rushing for 733 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games. Dillon was also used more frequently during this season as a pass receiver, with 22 receptions for 181 yards and a touchdown, which was more receiving yards then he had gained in his past 2 seasons combined. At the end of the 2005 season, Dillon had amassed 10,429 career rushing yards, ranking him #17 on the NFL's list of all time leading rushers.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
1997 CIN NFL 16 233 1129 4.8 10 71t
1998 CIN NFL 15 262 1130 4.3 4 66
1999 CIN NFL 15 263 1200 4.6 5 50
2000 CIN NFL 16 315 1435 4.6 7 80t
2001 CIN NFL 16 340 1315 3.9 10 96t
2002 CIN NFL 16 314 1311 4.2 7 67t
2003 CIN NFL 13 138 541 3.9 2 39
2004 NWE NFL 15 345 1635 4.7 12 44
2005 NWE NFL 12 209 733 3.5 12 29
2006 NWE NFL 16 199 812 4.1 13 50
10 year NFL career 150 2618 11241 4.3 82 0

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
1997 CIN NFL 16 27 259 9.6 0 28
1998 CIN NFL 15 28 178 6.4 1 41
1999 CIN NFL 15 31 290 9.4 1 23
2000 CIN NFL 16 18 158 8.8 0 31
2001 CIN NFL 16 34 228 6.7 3 17
2002 CIN NFL 16 43 298 6.9 0 19
2003 CIN NFL 13 11 71 6.5 0 14
2004 NWE NFL 15 15 103 6.9 1 20
2005 NWE NFL 12 22 181 8.2 1 25
2006 NWE NFL 16 15 147 9.8 0 52
10 year NFL career 150 244 1913 7.8 7 0

Kick Return Stats

year team league games RET YDS AVG LNG TD
1997 CIN NFL 16 6 182 30.3 58 0
1998 CIN NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0
1999 CIN NFL 15 1 4 4 4 0
2000 CIN NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CIN NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CIN NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CIN NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NWE NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NWE NFL 12 0 0 0 0 0
2006 NWE NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
10 year NFL career 150 7 186 26.6 0 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1997 CIN NFL 16 1 1 0 4 0
1998 CIN NFL 15 2 0 0 0 0
1999 CIN NFL 15 3 1 0 0 0
2000 CIN NFL 16 4 0 0 0 0
2001 CIN NFL 16 5 1 0 0 0
2002 CIN NFL 16 5 1 0 -9 0
2003 CIN NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NWE NFL 15 5 1 0 0 0
2005 NWE NFL 12 1 0 0 0 0
2006 NWE NFL 16 2 0 0 0 0
10 year NFL career 150 28 5 0 -5 0

Passing Stats

year team league games ATT CMP PCT YDS YPA TD INT SKD SKY RAT
1997 CIN NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 CIN NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 CIN NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 CIN NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CIN NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2002 CIN NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CIN NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NWE NFL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NWE NFL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 NWE NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 year NFL career 150 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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