Dave Diehl
Personal information
Date of birth: September 30, 1918
Place of birth: Dansville, Michigan
Date of death: September 15, 1994 (age 75)
Place of death: Lansing, Michigan
Career information
College: Michigan State University
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Detroit Lions (1939–1940, 1944–1945)
Career highlights and awards
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David Douglas Diehl (September 30, 1918 – September 15, 1994) was an American football player. He played college football for Michigan State College (later known as Michigan State University). He also played professional football in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions from 1939 to 1940 and 1944 to 1945.[1] He also served as the Michigan State Spartans' ends coach in 1941.[2][3] In 1944, he ranked third in the NFL with 426 receiving yards and led the league with an average of 23.7 yards per reception.[1]


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