At East High and Wooster College he set the tone for his football career. The first time Dom Patella, East High coach, turned him loose against Garfield he ran 60 yards for a touchdown! And the first time they handed him the ball as a freshman at Wooster, he went 40 yards for a touchdown! When inducted he held ten football records at Wooster and he ranks in the Top Ten of the All-Time College Division rushers in football history. Dingle carried the ball 613 times during his 4-year career with the Scots for 3,012 yards. In 1956 against Oberlin he rushed for 240 yards and scored six touchdowns. He scored 45 touchdowns and 293 career points at Wooster - all records. Three times he made the All-Ohio Conference team and in 1957 won the coveted Mike Gregory Award, the highest award in the conference, and was named Little All-American that same year.