Dale Hatcher
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Dale Hatcher
Dale Hatcher
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Personal information
Born: (1963-04-05) April 5, 1963 (age 58)
Cheraw, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Punting yards:19,606
Punt average:40.0

Dale Hatcher (born April 5, 1963) is a former American football punter for the Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football at Clemson University.[2][3]

In 1985, Hatcher was named Pro Bowl and AP All Pro First Team. His blocked punt decided the first overtime regular-season NFL game to be decided by a safety. On November 5, 1989, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hatcher helped end the game as he tried to punt, only to have it blocked by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Mike Merriweather to give the Vikings a 23-21 win over the Rams. Teammate Jim Everett threw for the only three touchdowns of the game for the Rams as the Vikings' only other points were Rich Karlis' record-tying seven field goals.

After his professional football career ended, Hatcher took a job working at Freightliner Custom Chassis in Gaffney, South Carolina.


  1. ^ O'Brien, DAVID. "HATCHER HAS LEG UP ON ADVERSITY". Sun-Sentinel.com.
  2. ^ "DALE HATCHER : Punter Not Hungy for the Limelight". Los Angeles Times. July 18, 1985.
  3. ^ Thomas Jr., Robert Mcg. (January 20, 1986). "SPORTS WORLD SPECIALS; Punts Go a Long Way (Published 1986)" – via NYTimes.com.

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