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Rodney Dingle

The name was the same, and so was the game. When Rodney Dingle came out of East High in 1962, he decided to continue his football career at the College of Wooster, where his brother Tommy had starred from 1956-58. And by the time he graduated, Rodney Dingle’s name was right there alongside his brother’s in the Fighting Scot record book. Dingle, like his brother a running back, averaged nearly six yards a carry in his Wooster career. On 337 attempts he gained 1,948 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. But Dingle’s senior season was his most outstanding. He rushed for 1,086 yards on 168 carried (6.5 average) and scored 15 touchdowns. He also was the Scots’ top pass receiver (15 catches, 264 yards, 17.6 average), Kickoff returner (eight returns, 187 yards, 23.4 average) and scorer (94 points). A first-team All-Ohio Conference selection, Dingle also was chosen as winner of the Mike Gregory Award as the top offensive player in the Conference. Brother Tom won the award in 1957. Dingle also has been enshrined in the College of Wooster and East High School halls of fame. An active community servant, Dingle has served on the board of trustees of the Akron Urban League, and in 1986 received the Touchdown Club of Akron’s Youth Service Award.

Inducted 1994 | Football