Former Alabama wide receiver Gehrig Dieter announced on Wednesday he will retire from the game of football. Dieter, 29, spent five seasons in the NFL all with the Kansas City Chiefs after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2017.
I’ve decided to retire from football! Thank you for everything KC. Been a crazy journey! pic.twitter.com/DUSDRlh53y
— Gehrig Dieter (@GehrigDieter) June 8, 2022
Throughout his professional career, Dieter spent time between the active roster as well as the practice squad for the Chiefs. He appeared in a total of 10 games from 2018-20 where he caught two passes for 32 yards and recorded three tackles on special teams. Dieter was also a part of the Chiefs’ 2020 Super Bowl winning team.
Dieter spent one season with Alabama in 2016 where he played a key role in the national championship team. In his lone year in Tuscaloosa, Dieter recorded 15 receptions for 214 yards and four touchdowns as the Crimson Tide went on to win 14 games and defeat Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Before joining Alabama, Dieter began his college career at SMU where he started three total games before transferring to Bowling Green. He would spend his next three seasons with the Falcons where he had a breakout season during 2014 where he caught 35 passes for 460 yards and a touchdown.
The following season Dieter set career highs across the board catching 94 passes for 1,033 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015 which would put him on Alabama’s radar.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77