Dwight “Dyke” Fertig

Athletic Accomplishments

Dwight Fertig graduated from Ravenna High school in 1966 as one of the best all-around athletes the school has produced. He earned three letters in football as a fullback & linebacker. He was named 1st team All-Metro League in both his junior & senior seasons and received a scholarship to The Ohio State University where he was the starting middle guard in 1967. In 1965, Dyke teamed with Don Nottingham to form one of the best running back combinations in school history.

After leaving Ohio State, Dyke played semi-pro football for several years. Dyke lettered three years in basketball as a three year starter. Dyke lettered four years in Track placing 5th in the State in the shot put as a junior & 4th in the State in the discus as a senior. He won the Metro League title three years in the discus & two years in the shot put. Dyke still holds the school record in both events with a throw of 59’10” in the shot put & 169′ in the discus.

Dyke moved to Columbus, Indiana fifteen years ago and is the owner of a cab company. When customers ask where he is from, Dyke tells them he is a Buckeye & proud to be from Ravenna, Ohio.

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