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|Date of birth:||August 24, 1952|
|Place of birth:||Fort Riley, Kansas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Wellman (IA) Mid-Prairie|
|NFL Draft:||1974 / Round: 7 / Pick: 170|
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Daniel Lee Dickel (born August 24, 1952) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played linebacker/defensive end for the University of Iowa before being selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1974 NFL Draft.
Dickel attended Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa. After high school Dickel attended the University of Iowa. He was named the Hawkeyes team MVP in 1972 as well as leading the Hawkeyes in tackles for loss in 1972 and 1973. Dickel also was honored as being a co-captain in 1973 for Iowa.
Dickel spent five seasons in the NFL, four with the Baltimore Colts from 1974 to 1977, in which he played all 56 of the team's games, and one with the Detroit Lions in 1978. After playing every game from 1974-1977 with the Colts, Dickel played in only four games in 1978 for the Lions.
Currently Dickel is the head football coach at Highland High School in Riverside, Iowa. He also served previously as head coach at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa, as well as head coach at Kewanee High School in Kewanee, Illinois. He also served briefly as an assistant coach at both Regina and City High Schools in Iowa City. He served as an assistant coach for the West Liberty High School football team in West Liberty, Iowa.
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