|No. 63, 71, 70, 61, 62, 67|
|Position:||Guard / Tackle|
|Date of birth:||January 15, 1937|
|Place of birth:||Hawthorne, New Jersey|
|Date of death:||March 17, 2009(aged 72)|
|Place of death:||Cornwall, New York|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||247 lb (112 kg)|
|High school:||Goshen Central (NY)|
|NFL Draft:||1959 / Round: 21 / Pick: 242|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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|Player stats at PFR|
Dale Edward Memmelaar (January 15, 1937 – March 17, 2009) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals/St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Colts. He played college football at the University of Wyoming.
He accepted a scholarship from the University of Wyoming, where he was a three-year starter at offensive tackle. In 1956, he contributed to the team finishing with a 10-0 record. As a senior he was named team captain and contributed to the 14-6 defeat of Hardin–Simmons University in the Sun Bowl. He also was a pro-baseball prospect as a pitcher.
Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals
Memmelaar was selected in the twenty-first round (242nd overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals. He was a backup player at offensive tackle and offensive guard. In 1961, his military service caused him to miss 4 games.
In September 1962, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys and he became a starter at right guard for two years. He also served as the team's barber. He was released before the start of the 1964 season.
In 1964, he was signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Browns. He was a reserve pulling guard for running back Jim Brown. He helped win the NFL Championship 27-0 against the Baltimore Colts. The next year, the Browns again reached the NFL Championship game, but lost 12-23 against the Green Bay Packers.
Memmelaar was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1966 NFL expansion draft. On June 21, 1966, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts in exchange for a sixth round draft choice (#151-Martine Bircher).
After he retired from football, he worked as a teacher, football coach and athletic director. He helped start the football program at Washingtonville High School. In 2009, he died from cancer in Cornwall, New York.
- Dale Memmelaar player profile, database Football. Accessed August 22, 2007.
- "Ex-Brown Memmelaar dies", Cleveland Browns website, March 21, 2009.