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  Joe Dale
Joe Dale

Player Profile
Hometown:
Irving, Texas

High School:
Nimitz HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
DB

Experience:
4VL

11/01/2008

No. 9 Utah at New Mexico

Images from the Utah vs. New Mexico game on Saturday, November 1, 2008.

09/08/2007

Air Force 20, Utah 12

Tommy Grady passes for 240 yards in his first college start.

UTAH: Two-year starter at strong safety ... Defensive MVP of the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl ... five career interceptions included two game-saving picks (vs. Navy in 2007 and Air Force in 2008).

2009-Started and played in 11 games (missed Air Force and Wyoming games with a knee injury) ... finished with 48 tackles, including 5.5 for loss and a sack ... four pass breakups and one interception ... MWC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 23 vs. San Diego State, when he scored on a 30-yard interception return and had five tackles (1 TFL) and a pass breakup ... seven tackles against Utah State, San Jose State and Oregon ... had 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack against Utah State.

2008-Started all 13 games at strong safety ... led the Ute defensive backs in total tackles (66), which ranked fourth overall ... 6.5 TFL led the secondary ... also had three interceptions, four pass breakups, a sack and a forced fumble ... season-high nine tackles against TCU included a sack for a 16-yard loss ... two interceptions against BYU ... interception in the final seconds against Air Force clinched Utah's victory ... seven tackles (1.5 TFL) and a forced fumble at Wyoming.

2007-Played in all 13 games and started in three ... Defensive MVP of the Poinsettia Bowl had a season-high 12 tackles and a game-saving interception against Navy ... 40 tackles on the season (2.5 for a loss) ... also forced one fumble and recovered a fumble ... seven tackles and a forced fumble against Colorado State ... six stops, an assisted sack and a fumble recovery against Air Force ... four tackles against UCLA included two for loss ... made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2006-Played in 10 games ... six tackles ... three solo tackles against San Diego State ... broke up a pass against UNLV.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-district ... lettered three years in both football and basketball at Nimitz High School (Texas).

PERSONAL: Son of Joe and Shirley Dale ... two brothers and one sister ... expects to receive a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism in spring 2010 ... born Dec. 18, 1986 in St. Louis, Mo.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	PBU	INT
2006	10/0	4	2	6	0-0	1	0
2007	13/3	24	16	40	2.5-8	1	1-0
2008	13/13	35	31	66	6.5-32	4	3-138
2009	11/11	27	21	48	5.5-12	4	1-30
Totals	47/27	90	70	160	14.5-52	10	5-168
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