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Encyclopedia > Corey Dillon
Corey Dillon
Date of birth October 24, 1974 (1974-10-24) (age 32)
Place of birth Flag of United States Seattle, Washington
Position(s) Running Back
College Washington
NFL Draft 1997 / Round 2 / Pick 43
Pro Bowls 4
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1997–2003
2004-2006
Cincinnati Bengals
New England Patriots

Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. Dillon attended the University of Washington and wears the number 28. October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1997 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... 28 (twenty-eight) is the natural number following 27 and preceding 29. ...

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High school career

Dillon attended Franklin High School in Seattle. He 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. City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ...


College career

Played JC ball at Dixie State College of Utah in St. George, Utah, in 1995, and was chosen JC Offensive Back of the Year by College Sports magazine after rushing 279 times for 1899 yards and 20 TDs … In 1994, rushed for 1165 yards and 16 TDs at Garden City Community College in Kansas. Dixie State College of Utah (also Dixie College or the Dixie State; opened on September 19, 1911 under the name St. ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ...


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. The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... San Jose State University San José State University, commonly shortened to San Jose State and SJSU, is the oldest university in what became the California State University system. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Washington Huskies are the athletic teams at the University of Washington. ...


In the 1996 Holiday Bowl vs. Colorado, rushed for 140 yards and added 2 more touchdowns to his regular-season total of 23 … Scored 5 TDs in 41-21 conquest of UCLA, earning Sports Illustrated National Player of the Week honors as he rushed for 145 yards and added 53 yards in receptions. The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


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 horrible 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 (278 yards) against the Denver Broncos (the record has since been broken by Jamal Lewis). City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... Jamal Lafitte Lewis (born August 26, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American football running back in the NFL who signed with the Cleveland Browns on March 7, 2007. ...


In 2003, Dillon only rushed for 625 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. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rudi Ali Johnson (born October 1, 1979 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... James Brooks may refer to: James Brooks (Bishop) (1512–1560) James Brooks (English Composer) James Brooks (Whig), 19th century American politician from New York James Brooks (painter) (1906–1992) James Brooks (rugby player) (born 1980) James Brooks (American football player) (born 1958) James L. Brooks (born 1940), Hollywood producer, writer...


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 heavily 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. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002...


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 23 receptions for 193 yards and a touchdown, which was more receiving yards then he had gained in his past 2 seasons combined. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 2006 season, Dillon began sharing the team's rushing duties with rookie running back Laurence Maroney. Even so, he still had a more productive season than in 2005, finishing the year with 812 rushing yards and a career high 13 touchdowns. His 13 touchdowns ranked him 3rd in the NFL in rushing touchdowns, and tied him with Terrell Owens for 7th in total touchdowns. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Laurence Maroney (born February 5, 1985 in St. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973, in Alexander City, Alabama), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ...


On March 2, 2007, the first day of free agency, Dillion was released by the Patriots. A reason for the release of the running back was the drafting of Maroney the previous year, who will likely become the Patriots feature back in the 2007-2008 season. March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ...


Relationship with the media

From the start of his NFL career, Dillon has never had a strong relationship with the media. When he does speak with them, he prefers to give one-on-one interviews, rather than speaking with all members of the media at once. One of his most vocal lash-outs took place on January 5, 2006 during a media-access portion in the Patriots locker room, in which Dillon was asked about being buried by his critics. [1] January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

You guys don’t sign my checks and when it’s all over with, where are you guys going to be? Nowhere. So why does it really matter to me what you guys write or what you think? I don’t give a shit. I don’t care. All I care about is what my teammates think and how we go out there and play football. Much more, I don’t give a shit. You can tell Bill [Belichick], I don’t give a shit. This is what it is. Take it or leave it. I don’t care. Writing about the running game, who gives a shit? We’re in the playoffs. We’re playing for something. If you guys don’t feel me on that, I don’t know what to tell you. If you don’t like it, if you don’t like me, I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. You guys aren’t going to do nothing for my life after football, so why should I give a shit? I don’t. I keep it real. That’s what it is. I want to do what I do, I want to do what I’ve been doing, it doesn’t matter how many yards I got, how many yards I don’t got. I don’t care. It’s playoff time. We’re playing for something. Bottom line. Take it or leave it. If you don’t like it, don’t come over to 28’s locker and don’t bother me, because I don’t care.
Preceded by
Antowain Smith
New England Patriots Starting Running Back
2004-2006
Succeeded by
Laurence Maroney

Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ... Laurence Maroney (born February 5, 1985 in St. ...

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Corey Dillon : About (483 words)
Dillon finished as the first alternate at running back in the AFC Pro Bowl voting, and was named to the team when Pittsburgh’s Jerome Bettis was ruled out of the game due to a groin injury.
Remarkably in the record effort, Dillon was held to 1 yard or less on 41% of his carries (9 of 22).
Dillon has two of the top eight rushing games in NFL history, as his 246-yard effort as a rookie in 1997 vs. Tennessee is in the No. 8 spot all-time.
Corey Dillon - Official New England Patriots Biography (3006 words)
Corey Dillon was acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for a 2004 second-round draft pick (56th overall – Madieu Williams) on April 19, 2004 … Originally selected by Cincinnati in the second round (46th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft … Signed a contract extension with Cincinnati (05/11/01).
Dillon tore off a 96-yard touchdown run at Detroit (10/28/01), a play that stands as the longest play from scrimmage in Bengals history and is tied for the fifth-longest running play in NFL history.
Corey was drafted in the 34th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball free agent draft by the San Diego Padres as an outfielder.
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