Dean Dingman is a former All-American offensive guard who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines football team from 1987-1990. He was drafted by in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He was a member of the three-peat Big Ten Conference Champions from 1988-1990 who appeared in two Rose Bowls and a Gator Bowl.
A native of East Troy, Wisconsin, Dingman was named to the USA Today's All USA Football Team as a high school offensive lineman in 1986. Dingman contributed immediately as only the third true freshman to start any games on the Michigan offensive line. Dingman was a two-time All Big Ten selection, and he started 37 games at Michigan. In the January 1991 Gator Bowl, Dingman and the entire offensive line, which included Greg Skrepenak, were named Most Valuable Player. Dingman helped the Michigan offense gain a record 715 yards of total offense in a 35-3 victory over Mississippi in the Gator Bowl. This marked the culmination of a productive season in which the offensive line helped Jon Vaughn set the Michigan football record for career yards per carry (minimum 200 attempts). Behind true senior Dingman and redshirt junior Skrepenak, redshirt sophomore Vaughn concluded his Michigan career that season with 1473 yards on 226 rushes for a career 6.3 yards per attempt average, including 1416 yards on 216 rushes during the 1990 season. In 1990, Dingman was selected as a first-team All American by the Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association. Dingman played on three Big Ten championship teams. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft with the 212th selection overall. Dingman wore #78 all four years at Michigan. The Steelers placed Dingman on injured reserve status in August 1991. As of 2001, Dingman was a high school football coach in Aliso Viejo, California.
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