GREEN BAY — When Green Bay Packers’ running back A.J. Dillon arrived in Green Bay before his rookie season, it didn’t take long before he made his first visit to Door County.

And like every other visitor, he was hooked.

Dillon, who is having a break-out season with the Pack, apparenlty wanted to get his mind off the team’s second loss of the season by posting a Door County meme Monday on Twitter.

“Defender: ‘Are you really the mayor? Where is Door County?’ “Dillon wrote above a photo of him giving the first down sign, but also looks like he is giving directions.

‘Me: ‘So what you want to do is, get on I-43. Take Exit 185 onto the Hwy, the 57 towards Sturgeon Bay.’ “

The reference to “mayor” goes back to this summer, when he proposed to his girlfriend in Egg Harbor.

In an interview in September with WISN-TV, Dillon said he wanted to be the mayor Door County, until he learned counties don’t have mayors.


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Dillon said Door County reminds him of home.

“I’m from the East Coast and so I go to Cape Cod a lot,” he said.

When he first visited Door County, he said it’s not at all what he heard Wisconsin was like.

“It’s so nice and you’e up there on the water,” he said.

“I’m thinking I’m just going to start in Egg Harbor and work my way up and eventually just become the ambassador of the entire county,” Dillon said. “That’s my goal.”

By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.