While head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs need to consider creating a role for Gehrig Dieter, the former wide receiver for the University of Alabama, Bowling Green State University and Southern Methodist University remains an inspiration for his community.
A native of South Bend, Ind., Dieter is preparing for his second annual youth football camp via The Institute for Athletes (IFA) on Saturday, June 29 at TCU School Field.
— Gehrig Dieter (@GehrigDieter) May 4, 2019
The event will start at 10 a.m., and is free to the community.
Participants ranging from ages 8 to 17 will have fun with Division I coaches, Dieter and his teammates as they teach fundamentals on how to succeed at the highest level.
After the community poured into Dieter, he became a 1,000-yard target at Bowling Green and was instrumental in helping Alabama win a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2016.
Hard work got Dieter to the National Football League and on the Chiefs’ active roster.
He brought in his first career reception during a regular season matchup versus the Oakland Raiders, which was a 22-yard grab from Patrick Mahomes II. His second catch came in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Indianapolis Colts and while he did a great job on special teams versus the New England Patriots in the AFC title game, Kansas City fell short.
The Chiefs will win a Super Bowl with Dieter at some point, but he continues to a winner in South Bend with the youth.
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