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Dingman's teams appeared in two Rose Bowls.

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.[1] Dingman contributed immediately as only the third true freshman to start any games on the Michigan offensive line.[2] Dingman was a two-time All Big Ten selection,[3][4] and he started 37 games at Michigan.[5] 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.[6] 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).[7] 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[8] and the American Football Coaches Association.[9] Dingman played on three Big Ten championship teams.[5] He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft with the 212th selection overall.[10] Dingman wore #78 all four years at Michigan.[11] The Steelers placed Dingman on injured reserve status in August 1991.[12] As of 2001, Dingman was a high school football coach in Aliso Viejo, California.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "20 Years of USA Today's All-USA Football Teams:1986". USA TODAY. 2002-03-28. http://www.usatoday.com/graphics/sports/gra/hshistory/1986.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  2. "Some great postgame stats on Meeechigan (post NW)". sackcarr.com. WebRing Inc.. 2006-10-30. http://www.sackcarr.com/index.php?action=vthread&forum=6&topic=890. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  3. "1989 Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2007-03-31. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1989fbt.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  4. "1990Football Team". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2007-03-31. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1990fbt.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "University of Michigan Football All-American: Dean Dingman". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2007-01-10. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fballam/aadingma.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  6. "Michigan's Bowl Game History: 1991 Gator Bowl". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2006-04-10. http://www.bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/bowls/1991gatr.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  7. "Michigan Football Statistic Archive Query Page". Regents of the University of Michigan. 2003. http://stats.ath.umich.edu/football/footstart.php. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  8. "University of Michigan Football The Sporting News All-Americans". University of Michigan & Host Interactive. 2005-03-08. http://mgoblue.com/football/article.aspx?id=40316. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  9. "University of Michigan Football American Football Coaches Association All-Americans". University of Michigan & Host Interactive. 2005-03-03. http://mgoblue.com/football/article.aspx?id=40326. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  10. "1991 NFL Player Draft". databaseFootball.com. databaseSports.com. 2006. http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?yr=1991&lg=NFL. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  11. "Bentley Historical Library -- -- U of M Football Rosters: Dingman". The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2003-08-25. http://141.211.39.65/allroster/fbsearch.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  12. "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times Company. 1991-08-20. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE7DC1F31F933A1575BC0A967958260. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
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