Green Bay Packers: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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Carroll Dale. 34. player. 49. . WR. (1965-72)

Greatest players in Green Bay Packers history: 34. Carroll Dale

Wide receiver Carroll Dale first made a name for himself in college at Virginia Tech. He was a two-time second team All-American for the Hokies, who later retired his No. 84 jersey. However, his collegiate accolades were only good enough to have him as an eighth-round selection by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960 NFL Draft. After five years with the Rams, Dale would find his way to Green Bay.

Dale had his best years in the NFL while with Green Bay. He would be a part of three NFL championship teams, winning back-to-back Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. While he was a serviceable flanker in his 20s, Dale really hit his prime in his early 30s. Dale made three straight Pro Bowls from 1968 to 1970.

Though he never had over 1,000 receiving yards in a season, Dale was a model of consistency in his 14-year NFL career with three teams. Dale routinely had 35 catches for 800 yards and six touchdowns per season during his peak years with the Packers. After eight years in Green Bay, Dale would play one final season with the 1973 Minnesota Vikings before retiring at age 35.

In total, Dale had 275 grabs for 5,422 yards and 35 touchdowns in his eight years with Green Bay. While his overall body of work with the Rams, Packers and Vikings is certainly solid, Dale will never be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, he is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame.