|No. 81, 84|
|Born:||April 24, 1938|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|AFL draft||1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: First Selections|
|Drafted by||Minneapolis AFL team|
|NFL draft||1960 / Round: 8 / Pick: 86|
|Drafted by||Los Angeles Rams|
|1960–1964||Los Angeles Rams|
|1965–1972||Green Bay Packers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Carroll Wayne Dale (born April 24, 1938) is a former American football wide receiver. He was an All-American at Virginia Tech and was a member of the Green Bay Packers teams that won three straight NFL championships, including the first two Super Bowls. He was originally from Wise, Virginia.
He grew up in Wise, Virginia and played football for J. J. Kelly High School.
Dale was a player for Virginia Tech from 1956-1959. He was named second-team All American in 1958 and 1959. and was Southern Conference Media player of the year in 1958.
He 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 and four rushes for 30 yards.
A deep-play threat, As of 2019[update]'s NFL off-season, Dale held at least three Packers franchise records, including:
Dale was named director of athletics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 1991.
Dale was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (the state-wide organization that recognizes athletic achievements by state natives, or who played or coached for teams in the state) in 1976, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1979 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987. His number (84) was retired by Virginia Tech. and he was in the inaugural class of inductees to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
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, Virginia.