Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)
Open TigerLinks

Post Reply 
Rick Kale passes away
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
BERT56 Offline
Resident Slappy

Posts: 4,207
Joined: Sep 2007
Reputation: 315
Location: Memphis Intl. Apt.
Post: #1
Rick Kale passes away
Apologies if already mentioned, but we lost one of the best ever this week. Rick and I were 30 years apart at Memphis but he became a very good friend over the years. I'm gonna miss hangin out w/him and friends and drinkin beer at his camper the night before home games. He was one of the most generous guys I've ever met and he loved his family, friends and his Tigers.


It is with great sadness that the M Club has learned of the passing of former football defensive back Rick Kale on November 10th. Kale arrived at then Memphis State University in the fall of 1968 and spent his freshman season as the Tigers’ leading wide receiver on the frosh squad. Not eligible under NCAA rules to play varsity during his first season, Kale led the frosh squad in receiving with 18 catches for 251 yards and three touchdowns in just four games. He was moved to defensive back in 1969 and lettered behind David Berrong, registering nine tackles and one interception. Kale became a starter in the secondary as a junior and led the squad in tackles with 60 and in interceptions with five. He registered 15 tackles against Tulsa and had a career outing in the win over Southern Mississippi when he logged nine tackles, two fumble recoveries, an interception in the Tiger end zone to end a USM scoring drive and recovered an on-sides kick to preserve the Memphis shutout victory. For his play in 1970, Kale was named to the All-Missouri Conference first-team. As a senior, he was credited 79 total tackles and helped the Tigers to their first major bowl game, the victory over San Jose State in the Pasadena Bowl.
11-13-2020 02:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

memphisike Offline

Posts: 7,311
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 200
I Root For: memphis tigers
Post: #2
RE: Rick Kale passes away
R.I.P Rick, TIGERNATION has lost a great Tiger
11-13-2020 06:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

danny1 Offline
1st String

Posts: 2,012
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 186
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Jackson, TN
Post: #3
RE: Rick Kale passes away
Sad news. Prayers for his family and friends.
11-13-2020 11:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
uskjtc02 Away

Posts: 7,240
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 495
I Root For: Memphis Tigers
Location: Tunica
Post: #4
RE: Rick Kale passes away
11-14-2020 10:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Copyright © 2002-2021 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2021 MyBB Group.
MemphisTigers.org is the number one message board for Memphis Tigers sports.