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Carroll W. Dale

Carroll W. Dale

Carroll Wayne Dale attended Virginia Tech from 1956 to 1959 and has been called as one of the finest ever to play at Blacksburg. He played in 40 consecutive games as both offensive and defensive end. He missed only two practice sessions in his four years at Tech and was the fastest on the Gobbler squad. In 1959, Dale was named team captain for his senior year and finished with a career total of 67 receptions, 15 touchdowns and a high average of 17.8 yards per catch. Dale was named to the Look First Team All-American team in 1959 and to the NEA 2nd team in both 1958 and 1959. In 1958, he received the Jacob’s Blocking Trophy and the same year was named Southern Conference Player of the Year. Caroll was All-Southern Conference in 1958 and 1959, and was named by the Roanoke Touchdown Club as Lineman of the Year for 1957, 1958, and 1959, and by the Norfolk and Bedford Sports Clubs in 1959 as Player of the Year and Sportsmanship Winner respectively. Dale turned to Professional Football in 1960 playing with the Los Angeles Rams and scored a touchdown on a 57-yard pass in his very first game as a member of the Rams. After playing five seasons with Los Angeles, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers where he was a starter on three straight Green Bay Championship teams. He was selected to play in the 1970 and 1971 Pro Bowl games and scored the winning touchdown in the 1970 contest.