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  John Hale
John Hale

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seal Beach, CA

High School:
Los Alamitos

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 227

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/06/1987

Experience:
3V

10/28/2006

Washington State at UCLA - October 28, 2006

Washington State at UCLA - October 28, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

2008 - Appeared in all 12 games and made nine starts ... Finished ninth on the team with 39 tackles ... Started and made four tackles in the opener versus Tennessee ... Came off the bench to make a career-high nine stops at BYU ... Started and made three tackles against Arizona ... Started against Fresno State, but was not credited with a tackle ... Made one tackle in a starting role versus Washington State ... Came off the bench and made one tackle at Oregon ... Made three tackles in a start against Stanford ... Made two solos and one assist at Cal ... Came off the bench against Oregon State and made six tackles to tie for second on the squad ... Started at Washington and recovered a fumble ... Started and made three tackles at Arizona State ... Made six tackles in a start against USC.

2007 - Saw action in eight games ... Played on special teams in the opener at Stanford and made one solo tackle ... Played on special teams versus BYU and Utah ... Made one tackle against Washington ... At Oregon State, he made two solo tackles ... Had one solo tackle versus Notre Dame before suffering a concussion in the first quarter ... Played special teams and a couple of defensive snaps versus California ... Made a career-best seven tackles at Washington State (three solos), playing most of the game in place of an injured Christian Taylor ... Did not play against Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, USC or BYU because of a strained hamstring.

2006 - As a sophomore, he played in 12 of UCLA's 13 games ... Started three of the final four games of the year ... Made his 2006 debut versus Rice after sitting out the opener against Utah, seeing action on special teams ... He also contributed on special teams at Washington and against Stanford, Arizona and Oregon ... At Notre Dame, he saw his first defensive action in place of injured Aaron Whittington and made two assisted tackles ... Against Washington State, he played most of the second half and made two tackles ... Made one stop at California, playing defense and special teams ... Against Oregon State, he started in place of Whittington and finished with four solo tackles and also recovered a fumble that led to a second-quarter field goal ... Started at Arizona State and made three tackles, including 1.5 sacks for nine yards ... Played most of the USC contest in place of Whittington and made two tackles ... Started in the Emerald Bowl and had two tackle assists, including 0.5 for loss.

2005 - One of the year's pleasant surprises, he appeared in 11 of 12 games, missing the USC contest ... Started seven games, including four outside and three of the last six in the middle ... His fine play earned him a spot on The Sporting News' Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... On the year, he made 20 tackles ... Made his debut in the season opener at San Diego State and had one tackle while playing defense and special teams ... Made one tackle versus Rice ... Against Oklahoma, Hale became the first true freshman since Asi Faoa in 1999 to start a Bruin game at linebacker, finishing with one tackle ... Also started versus Washington and made one tackle and recovered a fumble ... Earned starting assignments against California and Washington State ... Started at inside linebacker versus Oregon State and made five tackles (three solos) ... Made one tackle off the bench at Stanford ... Started in the middle at Arizona and made four tackles ... Started in the middle versus Arizona State and recorded six tackles (three solos) and broke up one pass ... Did not play versus USC and played sparingly against Northwestern due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three varsity letters in football for coach John Barnes at Los Alamitos (CA) High School ... Played linebacker as a senior ... All-CIF-SS Division I ... Orange County Register All-County first team ... L.A. Times All-Orange County ... Led team to CIF-SS Division I semifinals ... Made a school record 115 tackles, including seven sacks and 12 for losses as a senior ... Selected Sunset League Defensive Player of the Year ... A two-star selection by rivals.com and scout.com ... Set a school record with 21 tackles in a game against Esperanza ... Played fullback and tight end as a junior ... Also lettered in baseball for coach Mark Clabough.

PERSONAL - Full Name: John Peterson Hale ... Born: April 6, 1987 in Long Beach, CA ... Parents: John and Kristine Hale ... Has one sister, Melissa ... His dad was a member of the UCLA track team and went on to sign a football contract with the Dallas Cowboys ... One of his biggest thrills in athletics has been playing in the CIF Div. I championship game his senior season ... Lists Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears as the athlete he patterns his style of play after ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends and going to the beach ... Political Science major.

Varsity Statistics - J. Hale
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2005

20

9-11

0-0

0-0

0-0

2006

16

9-7

1.5-9

2.0-10

0

2007

12

8-4

0-0

0-0

0

2008

39

24-15

0-0

0-0

0

Totals

87

50-37

1.5-9

2.0-10

0

Career Highs
Tackles: 9 at BYU, 2008
Sacks: 1.5 at Arizona State, 2006
Tackles for Loss: 1.5 at Arizona State, 2006


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