As soon as the Boston College running back was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2020 NFL Draft, he became a fan-favorite around the state. Door County however, took in the Packer as he expressed his newfound love for the county.
After Dillon raved on Twitter and in press conferences about the beautiful landscape and his favorite spot to stop and eat wings, he was given the key to the county and was named the “Honorary Mayor of Door County” by Destination Door County. Many Packer’s players have made their impacts in communities, but nothing quite to the level that AJ Dillon has left on the local area. NEW Radio Sports Network was able to sit down with the Packers running back to ask him what is truly so special about Door County.
A prime example of his love of Door County was this past Sunday, when Dillon threw out the first pitch at the Door County Baseball League Washington Island vs Sister Bay game. Fans flocked towards him, and AJ made sure to take the time to get a picture with or sign an item for every person who wanted one.