Where Are They Now- Corey Dillon by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
October 22, 2000. A day in fantasy football I shall not soon forget.
Bob O., my fantasy team co-owner, was working the late shift and couldn’t see the game, but I could call him with updates (which I was doing…like…every 15 minutes) as CINN RB Corey Dillon racked up the fantasy points. The updates kept coming for Bob, especially in the 4th quarter. Dillon reeled off 2 long touchdown runs, one from 65 yards out, and another from 41 yards out. Fantasy Football Fun!
On that day in the year 2000, Dillon set an NFL record for most yards rushed in one game (278 yards) against the Denver Broncos, breaking Walter Payton’s single-game mark of 275 yards set on November 20, 1977. The record has since been broken by Jamal Lewis (295 yards) on September 14, 2003, and Adrian Peterson (296 yards) on November 4, 2007. While Dillon’s record was surpassed, he still is the only running back to have 2 games of over 240 rushing yards; * he rushed for 246 yards on December 4, 1997.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Dillon in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, the 43rd overall pick and the fifth running back. During his first season in 1997, * Dillon set the then-NFL rookie rushing record for yards in a single game (246) in a 41-14 win over the Tennessee Oilers.
Dillon finished his career with a respectable 4.3 yards per carry. Dillon’s 96 yard rushing touchdown on October 28, 2001 is the longest rushing play in Bengals history. Dillon owns or shares 18 Bengals records, including career rushing yards (8,061), rushing yards in a season (1,435), rushing yards in a game (278), career yards from scrimmage (9,543), most rushing touchdowns in a game (4) and most 1,000-yard seasons (6). NFL running back who rushed for over 10,000 yards and was selected to four Pro Bowls. He spent 7 years of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals and 3 with the New England Patriots. (Corey’s New England teammates affectionately call him “Clock Killin’ Corey.”)
In the 2006 season, still playing for New England, Dillon had 812 rushing yards and a career high 13 touchdowns; the latter tied him for third in the league that season. On March 2 in 2007, the Patriots released Dillon, age 32.
Many believe that Dillon belongs in the Hall of Fame– LINK–
Where Are They Now- Corey Dillon. In the year 2000, Corey Dillon married Desiree Antoine, and together they had three children: Deavan, Carly, and Cameron.
In 2011, the former NFL player and fantasy football star had an appearance on the TV series “BarFly”, Episode #1.9, playing himself and
in 2012, the former NFL player had an appearance on the TV series “Kendra on Top”, playing himself.
On October 29, 2015, the USA Today published an article entitled – “Le’Veon Bell wasn’t a Bengals fan but he loved Corey Dillon.” It’s a fun read –LINK–
Today, Corey Dillon enjoys spending time with his children and giving back to the community. Among other things, he hosts a camp for Seattle youth every summer.