Chris Hale
Defensive Back 29
176 lbs.
Last School
Orem High School
Roster Years
1999 | 2002-2005


Parents are Val and Nancy Hale of Orem ... married to the former Kacie Camp of Orem, Utah in Jan., 2004 ... father, Val, was named BYU athletics director on June 18, 1999 ... oldest of three children ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission to Quito, Ecuador ... a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... a certified American Red Cross lifeguard ... cousin of former BYU All-American and member of the USA women's volleyball team, Amy Steele Gant ... enjoys skiing, mountain biking and golfing ... once shot a hole-in-one ... earned admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point ... recruited by Army, Utah State, Yale and UNLV.


In 1999: Played in all 12 games as a freshman, including the 1999 Motor City Bowl... credited with four receptions for 55 yards... averaged 13.8 yards per reception... scored the game-winning touchdown against Washington with 1:16 remaining in the Cougars' season-opener -- a season-high 38-yard reception in the back of the endzone from quarterback Kevin Feterik... credited with a fumble recovery (vs. Colorado State).

Before BYU

Named all-state as a senior ... recorded 52 receptions for 950 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at Orem High School ... broke the state high school receiving record, posting 311 yards in a single game ... recipient of the Senator Arthur V. Watkins Award, given annually to the top male athlete in the city of Orem, Utah ... finished second in the state 5A 100-meter dash with a personal best time of 10.80 ... finished second in the state championships in the long jump with a mark of 22-6 ... a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior.


Year   Gms   Rec   Yds   Long   Avg   TD
1999 8 4 55 38 13.8 1
2003 11 33 286 29 8.7 0
2004 11 5 31 19 6.2 0
TOTAL 30 42 372 38 8.9 1
Career Highs
No: 6 (Twice; at UNLV, Oct. 25, 2003)
Yds: 63 (at UNLV, Oct. 25, 2003)
TD: 1 (vs. Washington, Sept. 9, 1999)
Lng: 38 (vs. Washington, Sep. 9, 1999)

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 1999

Sophmore Year 2003

Junior Year 2004

Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in all 11 games during the season ... credited with five receptions for 31 yards ... recorded a season-high 19-yard reception against New Mexico ... credited with two tackles on special teams ... participated in spring drills ... had one reception for four yards in the annual Blue-White spring game.

Senior Year 2005

Earned letterman honors ... played in six games ... switched to cornerback after playing receiver first three seasons ... credited with six tackles on the season, including three solo takedowns ... participated in spring drills ... credited with one tackle in the annual Blue-White game ... switched from receiver to defensive back.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2002

Redshirted after returning from a Church mission in Ecuador.

Medical Redshirt Year 2002

Redshirted after returning from a Church mission in Ecuador.