Hutchinson Community College running back Deveon Dinwiddie has signed a national letter of intent to play football and continue his education at North Dakota State University.
Dinwiddie, a 5-foot-8, 175-pounder from Hutchinson, Kan., will join his younger brother, linebacker DeShawn Dinwiddie, on the Bison roster.
Deveon helped to lead Hutchinson C.C. to a 9-3 record and 70-20 win over Lackawanna College in the 2011 Salt City Bowl. He rushed five times for 53 yards against Lackawann.
In 12 games for the Blue Dragons last year, Deveon rushed 143 times for a team-high 860 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 6 yards per carry and 71.7 yards per game. Dinwiddie had four 100-yard games including a season-high 135 yards on only six carries against Independence Community College. He had a season-high 90-yard run.
Dinwiddie also caught nine passes for 25 yards and one TD. He returned four kickoffs for an average of 21.8 yards per return and one punt for 12 yards.
Rated a two-star prospect and the 15th best player in Kansas by Rivals.com, Dinwiddie played an integral role in Hutchinson High School's march to four straight state championships. He scored nine TDs in state championship games.
Dinwiddie rolled up over 1,400 rushing and 2,498 all-purpose yards as a senior. He was the all-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Co-Offensive Player of the Year and all-league first team honors at running back. He also rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 15 TDs as a junior for the Salt Hawks.
The versatile performer was also recognized as an all-Class 6A running back by the Kansas Football Coaches Association as well as the KFCA Top 11 and state's Top 11 second team by the Topeka Capital-Journal. He was named the All-6A kick returner by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle.
North Dakota State won the program's first NCAA Division I Football Championship with a 17-6 win over Sam Houston State on Jan. 7 and also claimed the program's first Missouri Valley Football Conference title. The Bison were 14-1 overall and 7-1 in MVFC.