Graduation Year: 1969
Induction Class of 1992
Sports: Football, Basketball, Track
Hale lettered in football (1965-68), basketball (1966-68), and track (1967-69).
On the football field, Hale helped lead the Braves to a four year record of 31-6 and to two KCAC Championships in 1965 and 1966. Hale earned All-KCAC honors at defensive line in 1968. He was drafted in the 1969 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears in the 12th round, 300th overall. Hale played for the Bears from 1969 to 1973, playing in 30 games.
As a member of the OU men’s basketball team, Hale led the Braves to a two year record of 26-18 and to the 1966-67 KCAC Championship. He is ranked fourth in the OU record book in single season rebounds (271) and is tied for fifth in single game rebounds (20).
On the track, Hale helped the Braves to the 1968 KCAC Team Championship. He was a three-time All-KCAC performer in the discus, winning the KCAC Individual Championship in 1968 and 1969. Hale won the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Discus Championship in 1969 with a throw of 171-05. He holds the school record in the discus (173-06) which he set in 1969.
After retiring from the Bears in 1974, Hale became self employed and is the owner of the Hale Agency.