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2012 Hall of Fame: Mike Doss and Dave Sheegog

October 29, 2012

From McKinley High School- Mike Doss:

Mike played in the McKinley-Massillon rivalry from 1995 – 1998. He was 4 – 0 in his career as a player against the Tigers. Mike helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back state championships in 1997 and 1998 and the USA Today National Title in 1997. He continued his playing career at The Ohio State University, where he helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Title while earning All-American honors. Following graduation, he played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings before retiring. He is currently employed at Zimmer Orthopedics.

From Massillon High School- Dave Sheegog:

Dave played a major role in both the 1964 and 1965 Massillon come-from-behind wins over Canton McKinley. As a reserved QB in 1964, Dave scored the winning touchdown in a 20-14 Massillon victory that carried the Tigers to the state title. Dave quarterbacked the 1965 version of the Tigers, but it was his pass interception that led to the final touchdown in Massillon’s 18-14 win…the 9th consecutive Tiger victory in the historic series and another state championship. Following high school, Dave attended Compton Junior College in California. He later returned to Stark County and went to work for Republic Steel. Today, he is closing out 40 years of employment with Republic Engineers Product. In 1996, Dave was inducted into the Canton Negro Old Times Athletic Association. He is married to Victoria and they are the proud parents of 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.

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