Best of the Packers: Top 10 wide receivers since 1960

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6. Carroll Dale (1965-72)

The Green Bay Packers acquired wide receiver/tight end Carroll Dale from the Los Angeles Rams in an April 1965 trade in exchange for linebacker Dan Currie.

Dale was instrumental in three titles for the Packers upon his arrival. Dale played flanker his first year in Green Bay, moved to tight end in 1966 and went back to the outside in 1967, where he remained for the rest of his Packers career.

Dale had 49 receptions for 814 yards in 1970, the last of his three Pro Bowl seasons (1968-70) and caught eight touchdown passes in 1968.

The Packers waived Dale at the end of the preseason in 1973 and he was claimed by the Minnesota Vikings, playing a final season before retiring.

In eight years in Green Bay, Dale had 275 receptions for 5,422 yards and 35 touchdowns.

An eighth-round pick out of Virginia Tech by the Rams in the 1960 NFL Draft, Dale had 149 catches and 17 touchdowns in five seasons with Los Angeles and made 14 grabs for Minnesota in 1973, helping them to the Super Bowl.

Dale’s average of 19.7 yards per catch is the highest in Packer history among players with at least 100 receptions.

He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1979.

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