National High School Coaches Association

September 2011 - Gehrig Deiter


Gehrig Deiter
Washington High School (South Bend, Indiana)

Named for Hall of Fame baseball player Lou Gehrig, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver and cornerback, who runs a 4.55 40, set a national high school record Sept. 2 with 447 receiving yards (on 12 receptions) in a 63-10 victory over Elkhart Central High. The previous record was 421 yards by J.D. Felice of Rose Bud (Ark.) High in 2008. That record came two weeks after Dieter set the state record with 373 receiving yards (on eight receptions, five for touchdowns) in a 46-23 victory over Class 5A Bloomington North High, earning him U.S. Air Force National Player of the Week honors. He had 31 receptions for 1,158 yards – over 37 yards per catch – and 12 touchdowns in just three games, all wins. He was named to the 4A Junior All-State Team last year, when he had 43 catches for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns. His older brother, Nolan, named for Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, is a quarterback at Indiana University. Gehrig Dieter has received scholarship offers from Southern Methodist University and several Mid-American Conference schools, with some BCS schools now showing interest.