Scott Dierking (born May 24, 1955 in Great Lakes, Illinois) was a running back in the NFL. He played for the New York Jets from 1977-1983 after being drafted in Round 4 of the 1977 NFL Draft.
Before his NFL career, he played for Purdue University.
- 1974: 164 carries for 779 yards and 5 TD in 11 games.
- 1975: 180 carries for 914 yards and 7 TD in 11 games.
- 1976: 201 carries for 1000 yards and 11 TD in 11 games.
During his playing career, he was sometimes referred to as the human "coke machine" because of his build and toughness.
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 winning 2006 Illinois Player of the Year Awards. Attended Purdue University on a full-ride scholarship as a running back/full back. Was teams starting FB for the 2009 season, is Purdues finest cover man on special teams and was voted team captain for the 2010 season.
By Dean Hanley
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