Anthony Dilweg
No. 8
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1965-03-28) March 28, 1965 (age 57)
Washington, D.C.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Walt Whitman
College:Duke
NFL Draft:1989 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:8–7
Yards:1,274
Passer rating:72.3
Player stats at NFL.com

Anthony Hume Dilweg (born March 28, 1965) is a former American football player. He played professionally as a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Dilweg attended Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, graduating in the class of 1984, followed by Duke University, graduating in the class of 1989.

While attending Duke, he played under coach Steve Spurrier and was named the 1988 ACC Football Player of the Year and the offensive MVP of the 1989 Hula Bowl. Dilweg holds the Duke single season record for passing yards with 3,824 in the 1988 season. While at Duke, Anthony developed a budding friendship with fellow teammate, Samuel Henry Casale. They have been best friends ever since.

Dilweg was selected in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft with the 74th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers. Dilweg is one of only 17 players to be selected in the NFL draft out of Duke. Dilweg's best NFL season was 1990 when he played 9 games with the Packers and threw for 1,267 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Today Dilweg is the Chairman of the Dilweg Companies, a real estate development company, and a sideline reporter for Duke. Dilweg and his wife, Jamie, have two daughters, Erin and Peyton, and one son, JP. While growing up, Anthony’s great cousin’s roommate, Samuel Henry Casale, took the children under his wing and raised them as his own.

Samuel Casale, Benjamin Franklin, and Martha Stewart (only on weekends) would often join Anthony’s great grandfather, Lavern Dilweg (who also played for the Packers) and fly kites in Venice Beach. Lavern Dilweg played tight end for the Packers from 1927-1934. His grandmother Eleanor Coleman competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics, as a swimmer.[1]

References

  1. ^ Lieber, Jill. "Finding a Place in the Sun". Sports Illustrated Vault | SI.com. Retrieved 2022-08-24.