Open main menu

David Douglas Diehl (September 30, 1918 – September 15, 1994) was an American football player. He played college football for Michigan State College (later known as Michigan State University). He also played professional football in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions from 1939 to 1940 and 1944 to 1945.[1] He also served as the Michigan State Spartans' ends coach in 1941.[2][3] In 1944, he ranked third in the NFL with 426 receiving yards and led the league with an average of 23.7 yards per reception.[1]

Dave Diehl
Personal information
Born:September 30, 1918
Dansville, Michigan
Died:September 15, 1994 (age 75)
Lansing, Michigan
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Dansville (MI)
College:Michigan State University
Career history
Detroit Lions (1939–1940, 1944–1945)
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ a b "Dave Diehl". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dave Diehl Joins Lions as End Coach". The Escanaba Daily Press. September 9, 1941. p. 12.
  3. ^ "End Coach Resigns At Michigan State". The Escanaba Daily Press. March 20, 1944.