Miles Dieffenbach rode the pine for his first two years at Penn State, before winning a starting spot at offensive guard heading into his redshirt sophomore season. He was a solid contributor along a good 2012 offensive front, and was one of the leaders of another strong offensive line in 2013 that featured three future NFL offensive linemen in John Urschel, Garry Gilliam, and Donovan Smith.
Dieffenbach was expected to anchor a green offensive line in 2014, but he tore his ACL in spring practice, missing most of his senior season due to the injury. He returned for the final five games of the season, but it was clear that Dieffenbach wasn’t fully healthy.
After a cup of coffee with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dieffenbach is now working as an Investment Associate in Pittsburgh, and he’s also lost 105 pounds since his playing days.
If his twitter tells you anything, it’s that he’s still an ardent supporter of Dear Old State.
Wow what a feeling, so happy for those guys!!!! They deserve it! #weare!!!!— Miles Dieffenbach (@Curiousjorge65) October 23, 2016
65 more days, Miles.