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Athletics: Joe Dillon Awarded Male Student-Athlete Comeback of the Year

Dillon finished historic 2019 season with 8.0 sacks and 45 tackles

Joe Dillon
Joe Dillon

LAFAYETTE – After being away from the game for over 600 days, redshirt senior Joe Dillon has been honored with the Park Place Surgical Hospital Male Student-Athlete Comeback of the Year Award following his stellar play during the 2019 campaign.
Dillon, who missed the 2018 season due to a hip injury, worked his way back onto the gridiron and secured Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors and Honorable Mention All-Louisiana recognition as a redshirt junior.
Appearing in all 14 games during the Ragin’ Cajuns’ historic 2019 season, Dillon finished the year tied for sixth on the team with 45 tackles and added a forced fumble and seven quarterback hurries.
The rising redshirt senior also led the squad with 8.0 sacks, tying him for the fifth-most in a single season and upping his career total to 19.5, 2.0 sacks shy of setting the program record for the most in a career.­
A member of the program since 2015, Dillon has played in 38 games and has been credited with 126 total tackles, 30.0 tackles-for-loss and 19.5 sacks.
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About Park Place Surgical Hospital
Park Place Surgical Hospital was established in 1999 by a group of local surgeons who collaborated to create a surgical hospital that would serve the needs of Lafayette and all of Acadiana. In 2006, Park Place partnered with Our Lady of Lourdes in order to deliver the best care possible to its patients.
Originally located in Lafayette’s oil center, Park Place eventually outgrew this location and moved to its current location on Ambassador Caffery on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes. Although Park Place has experienced tremendous growth over the years, it still delivers the same personal care that the people of Acadiana deserve. As a premier surgical hospital, it is our mission to provide patients with cost-effective, less invasive, quality healthcare that promotes individual attention to the patient’s needs.