|Notre Dame Fighting Irish — No. N/A|
|Date of birth:May 12, 1874|
|Place of birth: Springfield, Ohio|
Notre Dame (1892–1894)
|Career highlights and awards|
Dinkel played his first two years with the Notre Dame football team at the right end position. But during his senior season in 1894, new head coach James L. Morison installed an offense based upon speed running to the outside. Seeking to capitalize on this philosophy, Dinkel swapped positions with then-Irish quarterback Charles Zeitler and led the team from under center.
After graduating, Dinkel returned to his home in Springfield, Ohio, where in 1896 he was involved in a controversial 24-6 victory by Wittenberg College over Ohio State: Allegedly, Dinkel was not enrolled at Wittenberg but merely played for them as a "ringer" at right tackle.
- Steele, Michael R. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC (1996).
- Park, Jack. The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC (2003).
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