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NFL running back plays John Deere pro-am, jokes about helping pros

NFL running back plays John Deere pro-am, jokes about helping pros

AJ Dillon might be on a summer break from football but the competitions haven’t stopped.

They just extended beyond the football field lately.

A couple weeks after the Packers’ gregarious player competed in a celebrity cornhole tournament through the American Cornhole League with teammate Carrington Valentine, Dillon entered another sports arena.

He was on the golf course.

Dillon teamed with three others and was joined in an 18-hole round by pros Sepp Straka and Greyson Sigg for nine holes apiece.

“Such an unbelievable experience at the John Deere Classic,” Dillon noted on Instagram while featuring a video of his day.

Dillon had a good laugh when he wrote in the post that “it was awesome to be able to give Sepp Straka and Greyson Sigg a few pointers on how to play well at this course.”

“I can’t wait until next year,” Dillon added.

We should have seen this coming for Dillon.

He recently played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, a course that has hosted multiple major championships and the Ryder Cup over the last two decades.

Football and life off it have worked out pretty well for Dillon, but now he has some connections in the golf world to his ever-growing portfolio.

“Road to my Korn Ferry card coming soon,” Dillon joked again, referencing the U.S.-based developmental tour.

Dillon will turn in his golf clubs for his football pads when the Packers training camp begins July 22. That means he still has a couple weeks to take that vacation that teammate Keisean Nixon told him to take after watching a video of Dillon running the stairs inside an empty Lambeau Field last month.

Dillon, drafted by the Packers in 2020, re-signed with the team this offseason.


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