Scott Dierking

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Scott Dierking
No. 25
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-05-24) May 24, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth: Naval Station Great Lakes (IL)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: West Chicago (IL) Community
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 4 / Pick: 90
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 2,915
Average: 4.0
Rushing touchdowns: 18
Receptions: 124
Receiving yards: 1,028
Receiving touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Scott Dierking (born May 24, 1955) is a former running back in the National Football League. He played for the New York Jets from 1977-1983 after being drafted in Round 4 of the 1977 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Before his NFL career, he played for Purdue University. In 1977, Dierking was named First Team All-Big Ten Conference.

Statistics[edit]

Source:[1]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Purdue Boilermakers
Season Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yards TD
1973 33 170 5.2 15.5 2 2 33 0
1974 164 779 4.8 70.8 5 10 186 0
1975 180 914 5.1 83.1 7 9 125 0
1976 201 1,000 5.0 90.9 11 8 92 0
NCAA Career Totals 578 2,863 5.0 65.1 25 29 436 0

During his playing career, he was sometimes referred to as the human "coke machine" because of his build and toughness.

Personal life[edit]

His son, Dan Dierking, attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois where he broke several of Harold "Red" Grange's records and carried his 2006 football team to a state championship. Thus he won 2006 Illinois Player of the Year Awards. He attended Purdue University on a full-ride scholarship as a running back/full back. He was the team's starting FB for the 2009 season, was Purdue's finest cover man on special teams and was voted team captain for the 2010 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Dierking". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 21, 2016.