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Published: Thursday, 1/3/2013

Dieter joins BGSU football program

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BOWLING GREEN – A former Parade All-American will transfer to Bowling Green State University to join the Falcons football program.

Gehrig Dieter, a wide receiver from South Bend, Ind., will enroll in classes at BG for spring semester after transferring from SMU. Dieter made the announcement on Twitter Thursday and confirmed it in a phone interview.

Per NCAA rules he will sit out the 2013 season but have three years of eligibility remaining starting the following season.Dieter was named Indiana’s 4A player of the year in 2011 after catching 81 passes for 2,171 yards – the fourth-highest total in the nation that season – and 24 touchdowns. He broke the national records for receiving yards in a single game with 437 while at Washington High School.

He also holds Indiana state records for most receiving yards in a career (4,326), a season (2,171), and in a 4A State playoff game (168) as well as for TDs in a career (49).

Following his senior season, Dieter was named All-Indiana first team and was a Parade All-American while also receiving first-team All-American by MAXPreps, second-team All-American from SI.com and third-team All-American from ESPN.

Last season Dieter played in nine games for SMU, starting three. He caught 10 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown, which came against Baylor.



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