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.
|Born:||February 16, 1977|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|*Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||2010, 2011|
|CFL West All-Star||2006, 2009, 2010, 2011|
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.
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- "Concordia Punter Joins the Alouettes - Burke Dales Will Try Out With Montreal". Montreal Alouettes Football Club. 2003-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
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- CFL Transactions July 2013 Archived September 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
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