Michael Deiter
No. 63 – Miami Dolphins
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-03) September 3, 1996 (age 25)
Curtice, Ohio
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Genoa Area (OH)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2021
Games played:35
Games started:18
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Michael Deiter (born September 3, 1996) is an American football center for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Lost in the first round of cornhole tournament at the “Worlds Fair” aka Genoa Carney, to Kyle Riffle and Brian Davis. Final score 20-21.[citation needed]

Early years

Deiter attended Genoa Area High School in Genoa, Ohio. While there, he played high school football.[1] In his junior season, he was selected Northern Buckeye Conference all-conference as both offensive lineman and defensive lineman in 2012. During his senior season, he was named Northern Buckeye Conference lineman of the year, first-team All-Ohio on offensive line, also earning Associated Press District IV Lineman of the Year and Great Lakes Region Lineman of the Year honors while leading Genoa (OH) to 10–1 record.

College career

Deiter redshirted his Freshman season at Wisconsin. As a Redshirt Freshman in 2015, he earned his first letter, starting all 13 games, including seven starts at left guard and six starts at center, including the season's final five games. Following the regular season, he was named All-Big Ten honorable mention (media)[2] and Big Ten All-Freshman (ESPN).[3] During his Redshirt Sophomore season in 2016, he earned his second letter, starting all 14 games, including 10 starts at center and four starts at left guard, helping Wisconsin to a Big Ten Conference West Division Championship and a #9 final season ranking. Following the regular season, he was named a consensus All-Big Ten honorable mention.[4]

Prior to the 2017 season, Deiter was named to the 2017 Outland Trophy[5] and Rimington Trophy[6] watch lists. Athlon Sports named him 2nd-team All-Big Ten.[7]

On September 28, 2017, SB Nation named Deiter a frontrunner for the annual "Piesman" Trophy, an award awarded to a collegiate Lineman doing "decidedly un-lineman things" for his 4 yard rushing touchdown against Illinois.[8]

Deiter considered forgoing his senior year and declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft, but decided to return to Wisconsin to play at the guard position after playing tackle during his junior year.[9] Returning to Wisconsin, Deiter was named an offensive captain for the team along with Alex Hornibrook.[10] Prior to the season, Deiter was named an AP second team pre-season All American.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+18 in
(1.96 m)
309 lb
(140 kg)
33+18 in
(0.84 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
5.23 s 4.81 s 7.88 s 28.0 in
(0.71 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

Deiter was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round, 78th overall, in the 2019 NFL Draft.[13] As a rookie, he appeared in all 16 regular season games and started 15.[14]

Deiter entered the 2021 season as the Dolphins starting center. He was placed on injured reserve on October 2, 2021.


  1. ^ "From Genoa to the NFL, Michael Deiter's story defies the odds". Toledo Blade. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "View 2015 All-Big Ten Offensive Team & individual award winners". Big Ten Network. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "ESPN.com's 2015 Big Ten all-freshman team". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "2016 All-Big Ten Award Winners" (PDF).
  5. ^ "FWAA > News > Outland Trophy Watch List". www.sportswriters.net. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "2017 Fall Watch List Announced". www.rimingtontrophy.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Big Ten Football 2017 All-Conference Team". AthlonSports.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/10/28/16564750/michael-deiter-wisconsin-big-man-touchdown-piesman
  9. ^ Galloway, Jason (August 16, 2018). "Badgers lineman Michael Deiter heeding advice with return to guard". Citizen Tribune. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Hunt, Tyler (August 17, 2018). "Wisconsin announces captains for 2018 season". buckys5thquarter.com. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Genoa grad Deiter on Sports Illustrated cover". channel3000.com. August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "Michael Deiter Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  13. ^ Poupart, Alain (April 26, 2019). "Michael Deiter Selection Adds Depth, Competition To Offensive Line". MiamiDolphins.com.
  14. ^ "Michael Deiter 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2020.