|Date of birth:||February 16, 1977|
|Place of birth:||Collingwood, Ontario|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Undrafted|
Career highlights and awards
|CFL All-Star:||2010, 2011|
|CFL West All-Star:||2006, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Playing stats at|
Burke Dales (born February 16, 1977) is a former professional Canadian football punter. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played CIS Football with the Concordia Stingers.
After playing at Concordia University, Dales attended the Pittsburgh Steelers 2002 training camp. He also tried to make the team as a kick-off specialist. When he placekicks, he uses the straight-on style which had not been seen in the NFL since the 1980s.
Prior to the Stampeders' 96th Grey Cup victory in 2008, Dales was offered a new contract to re-sign with Calgary for the 2009 CFL season but withheld signing until seeing if he could get interest from a National Football League team.
Dales re-signed with the Stampeders on March 24, 2009, after failing to gain interest from NFL teams and a reportedly higher offer from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers would have meant losing his off-season employment.
On July 22, 2013, he was released by the Eskimos.
Dales announced his retirement on May 16, 2014.
- Bouchette, Ed (2002-05-22). "Steelers uncover old-style kicker". Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- "Concordia Punter Joins the Alouettes - Burke Dales Will Try Out With Montreal". Montreal Alouettes Football Club. 2003-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- "Burke Dales P #16". Roster. Calgary Stampeder Football Club. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- Cameron, Allen (2009-01-22). "Dales puts faith in NFL networking". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2009-01-30.[dead link]
- "Stampeders Sign P Dales to Contract Extension". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
- Penton, Kirk (2009-02-17). "Shabazz to the rescue". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Busby, Ian. "Dales deal not done yet". The Rouge. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "Kelly To Join Bob Tonight on "The Football Huddle"". CJOB. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Penton, Kirk (2009-03-25). "Bomber punter bid blocked". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- Esks sign All-Star punter Dales
- CFL Transactions July 2013
- CFL Transactions October 2013
- "Longtime Calgary Stampeders punter Burke Dales hangs 'em up". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- Canadian Press (2003-01-16). "Als lose Woodcock, sign rookie Dales". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- Ryan, Allan (2008-11-23). "How to impress your fellow Grey Cup watchers without even trying". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-03-25.