Dieter: Sophomore Receiver Makes a Statement

Gehrig Dieter has caught the ball more times than he hasn't, and at times the young sophomore has led Indiana during the season in total yardage as a receiver. He has the size, good speed, quickness and uses his body well to make the catches on his South Bend Washington football team's two quarterback offense.

There is a connection on Washington's offense. Big brother Nolan Dieter often tosses the ball to little brother, Gehrig, who isn't so little at 6-2 and 195lbs. Gehrig is averaging 117 yards in receiving per game with 14 touchdown catches on the year. That's enough to get the attention of several people and will put his name on some school recruiting boards.

He has stayed close to home with regard to going to summer improvement camps. "I attended Notre Dame's camp this summer and competed against some good athletes," Dieter told the Indiana Varsity scout. He also added that he simply "wants to be the best player he can be." What will the future be without his brother passing him the ball? Time will tell, but he has proven that he can catch and he knows what to do with the ball after he catches it.

Gehrig Dieter states his goal is simple when it comes to his high school team in 2009, "We want to win the sectional." This week the biggest game of the year looms for this young receiver and his SB Washington Panther football team. They meet up with the best team lately from the Indiana "Region" (Northwest Indiana) in the form of the Lowell Red Devils.

Dieter notes that he would love to play at the big schools like Florida, Notre Dame. USC, and Ohio State, but as everyone knows, the opportunities that come to Indiana HS football players are paved with hard work , proven athletic ability, and a little luck. One thing is for sure, as a sophomore Gehrig Dieter has a little time to make his dreams come true and he has a good start.


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