After back-to-back weeks of surpassing 300 receiving yards, Gehrig Dieter
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver from Washington (South Bend, Ind.)
amassed a whopping 447 receiving yards, setting a new national record in the team's 63-10 blowout win over Elkhart Central.
Dieter broke the 2008 mark of 421 yards set by J.D. Felice of Rose Bud (Ark.)
in a game against England.
In Washington's season opener, Dieter broke the Indiana state record
by registering 373 receiving yards, which was good for No. 8 on the national list.
After Friday, Dieter now sits at No. 1.
Following the game, Dieter tweeted about his accomplishment.
"I just broke the national record for yards in a game. DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TEAMED the entire game. 447 yards and 4 TDs #humbled," he posted shortly before 11 p.m. EST.
Through three games, Dieter has an astounding 1,158 receiving yards.
Gehrig, who has several offers from non-BCS schools, could see his recruiting heat up.
CBS/MaxPreps analyst Tom Lemming had only good things to say about Dieter when he scouted him this off-season.
"A very good athlete, he can track the deep ball over his head and if it's within reach he'll catch it. He also shows very good moves after the catch," Lemming wrote.