Dale West

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Dale West
Date of birth 1941 (age 75–76)
Place of birth Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Arizona
University Regina
Career history
As player
19621968 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 1963, 1964, 1965
Awards 1963 - Outstanding Canadian : West Division
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1966

Dale West (born 1941) is a former award winning and Grey Cup champion defensive back who played in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1962 to 1968.

A graduate of the University of Regina (after attending the University of Arizona and the University of Saskatchewan on a football scholarship) West joined his hometown Green Riders for a 7 season career.[1] Primarily a defensive back, he could punt, kick, return punts and kicks, rush and catch; 6 of his 18 pass receptions went for TDs.[2] As a defender he won 3 all-star selections, intercepting 17 passes. 10 of those came in 1963, when he was selected as runner up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award. Finally, West was a member of the Riders famed 1966 squad, which won Saskatchewan's first Grey Cup championship (he made a key interception to set up their first TD.)

After his playing days West became a Roughriders Plaza of Honor inductee (1997) and lives in Regina, where he was program co-coordinator with the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and then served three terms as a trustee for the Regina School Division #4.[3]

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