Dale Moss

Dale Moss
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Moss in 2017
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 32)
Brandon, South Dakota
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Brandon Valley High School, South Dakota
College:South Dakota State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Career Arena statistics as of 2014
Receiving yards:51
Receiving TDs:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR · ArenaFan.com

Dale Moss (born September 24, 1988)[1] is an American former football wide receiver and reality television personality. He played college football for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. After being a member of the offseason and practice squad rosters for the National Football League (NFL)'s Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, and Carolina Panthers, he played professionally for the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2014. He was one of the winners of the 16th season of ABC's The Bachelorette, starring Clare Crawley.[a][2]

Early life and education

Moss grew up in Brandon, South Dakota, with four sisters. He is the son of Delores and Dale Sr, an interracial couple.[2][3] The nephew of 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, Moss played basketball, football, and track and field at Brandon Valley High School.[4]

Moss attended South Dakota State University and majored in consumer affairs/business economics.[5] He played for South Dakota State's basketball team for four years and their football team for one season.[6][4]



After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Moss signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 11, 2012.[7] He was waived at the end of the preseason during final roster cuts on August 31, 2012.[8] He then signed with the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 3, 2012, and was released on November 13.[9] Two weeks later, he signed with the practice squad of the Chicago Bears.[10]

After spending the remainder of the 2012 NFL season on the Bears' practice squad, he signed a reserve/futures contract with the team on December 31, 2012.[11] He was waived on June 10, 2013.[12] Moss then was signed by the Carolina Panthers on June 19, 2013,[13] and was waived on August 24, 2013.[14]

Moss was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League in January 2014.[15] After making nine catches for the Kiss,[16] he was placed on recallable reassignment on April 23, 2014.[17] He re-signed with the Chicago Bears on July 29, 2014,[18] and was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2014.[19]

The Bachelorette

In July 2020, Moss was named one of 42 potential single men chosen to compete for Clare Crawley on season 16 of the ABC dating competition show The Bachelorette.[20] He eventually made the cast[21] and received the "first impression rose" on the first episode of the season.[2] Crawley selected Moss as the winner in the fourth episode, and the couple became engaged to marry.[22]

Personal life

Moss serves as a global ambassador for the Special Olympics, after being inspired by his older sister who has an intellectual and physical disability.[2][23] As of October 2020, Moss resides in New York.[2] He was engaged to Clare Crawley until their split in January 2021,[24][25] reuniting a month later.[26]


  1. ^ Crawley chose Moss in the 4th episode of the season, and the two left the show. Tayshia Adams replaced Crawley as the Bachelorette, and chose Zac Clark.


  1. ^ "Dale Moss". NFL. Archived from the original on August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Yasharoff, Hannah. "Who is Dale Moss? Meet the 'Bachelorette' frontrunner, model and former NFL player". USA Today. USA Today. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Carnes, Wilder. "The Bachelorette: What We Know About Dale Moss' Parents". ScreenRant. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "2010-11 Men's Basketball Roster > Dale Moss". South Dakota State University. Archived from the original on August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  5. ^ Medina, Daniella. "3 things to know about 'Bachelorette' star, South Dakota native Dale Moss". Argus Leader. Argus Leader. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Talbot, Damond (April 3, 2012). "The Athletic One, Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State University". SB Nation. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Packers sign 14 non-drafted free agents". Green Bay Packers. May 11, 2012. Archived from the original on November 16, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. August 31, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  9. ^ "2012 Transactions". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 27, 2012). "Bears add veteran Gurode to offensive line". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 31, 2012). "Failures on offense cost Bears, Lovie Smith". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (June 10, 2013). "Bears make roster moves". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  13. ^ Strickland, Bryan (June 20, 2013). "Hardy certainly capable of big things". Panthers.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  14. ^ Henson, Max (August 24, 2013). "Panthers reduce roster". Carolina Panthers. Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  15. ^ Vandrovec, Terry (April 24, 2014). "Dale Moss chasing football dream with L.A. KISS". ArgusLeader.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "Dale Moss". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Los Angeles KISS Team Transactions". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  18. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Bears sign WR Dale Moss". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  19. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2014). "Bears cut 17 to reach 53-man limit". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  20. ^ Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth (July 15, 2020). "'The Bachelorette' star Clare Crawley's new cast of 42 potential bachelors announced by ABC". RealityTVWorld.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  21. ^ Bowenback, Starr (July 31, 2020). "Dale Moss Won Clare Crawley's First Impression Rose on 'The Bachelorette'". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  22. ^ Saad, Nardine (November 6, 2020). "'Bachelorette' Clare Crawley engaged to Dale Moss, confirming months of rumors". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  23. ^ "Dale Moss Global Ambassador". Special Olympics. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  24. ^ Campbell, Kathy (November 8, 2020). "Dale Moss Calls Clare Crawley a 'Queen' as They Grab Coffee After Engagement". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  25. ^ Ivie, Devon (January 19, 2021). "The Bachelorette's Clare Crawley Splits From Her Halloween-Costume-Model Fiancé". Vulture. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  26. ^ Todisco, Eric (February 17, 2021). "The Bachelorette's Clare Crawley and Dale Moss Reunite in Florida 1 Month After Split". Retrieved March 8, 2021.

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