Carroll Dale

Carroll Dale
No. 81, 84
Date of birth (1938-04-24) April 24, 1938[1]
Place of birth Wise, Virginia
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Virginia Tech
NFL draft 1960 / Round: 8 / Pick: 86
Career history
As player
1960–1964 Los Angeles Rams
1965–1972 Green Bay Packers
1973 Minnesota Vikings
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 3
Honors Packers Hall of Fame[2]
Career stats
Receptions 438
Yards 8,277
Touchdowns 52
Rushing Attempts 4
Rushing Yards 30

Carroll Wayne Dale (born April 24, 1938) is a former American football wide receiver.[1] He played college football at Virginia Tech from 195659. Dale was named second-team All American in 1958 and 1959.[2] His number (84) was later retired by Virginia Tech.[3]


Dale was selected in the 1960 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, the 86th overall pick, where he played for five years. On April 13, 1965, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for linebacker Dan Currie. The speedy Dale was a very important contribution for the Packers' historic run of three consecutive NFL championships, which included Super Bowls I and II. He played eight seasons in Green Bay, and after a year with the Minnesota Vikings, he retired from the NFL after the 1973 season, having amassed 438 receptions for 8,277 yards and 52 touchdowns.[2]

Dale was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976, Packers Hall of Fame in 1979[4] and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.[5]

Carroll Dale Stadium, the football stadium of Dale's alma mater, J. J. Kelly High School,was named for him.

Dale currently resides in his birthplace, Wise, where he serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Athletic Development at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.


  1. 1 2 "Carroll Wayne Dale". Oldest Living Football. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 Valencia, Jorge (6 February 2011). "Southwest Virginia Native Has Packer Pride". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  3. "Carroll Dale – Retired Number 84". Hokie Sports. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  4. "Player – Carroll Dale". Packer Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  5. "Carroll Dale". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
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