Pittsburgh native and former Schenley star David Dinkins was one of four former Morehead State University athletes to be honored at a special ceremony Oct. 15-16 during the school’s Hall of Fame events. In addition, the school retired his jersey (No. 8).
Dinkins attended MSU from 1998-2000, was the first NCAA player “to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 1,000 yards in the same season, a feat he accomplished three times,” according to Drew Dickerson, director of athletic media relations for the university.
Dickerson led the team in scoring, touchdowns, rushing and passing yards. He became the first individual in the I-AA division to throw for more than 5,000 yards (5,572) and rush for more than 3,000 yards (3,765). Dinkins still holds six MSU single game records, four season records, five career records and led the team to a 27-13 record over his four years and won All-American honors from two different organizations.”
Dinkins, a U.S. postal mail carrier, played with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL for two seasons and with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe.
He last played for the Erie Storm in the AIFL. Aided by Dinkins’s return, the Storm rebounded to an 8-6 season in 2010, before losing to the Harrisburg Stampede in the playoffs. Dinkins retired at the end of the season.
He is married to Montia Robinson Dinkins and father of Breya, Zianne and Zaire.