14 - Dale Fink
Dale Fink
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Swansea, IL
High School: Althoff Catholic
Position: QB

2009: Third season as the Pioneer's starting signal caller...Named to the Preseason All-Northeast Conference team...Finished his junior year holding 11 Sacred Heart passing records for his career...Completed 61.1% of his passes in 2009 throwing for 2,064 yards and 17 touchdowns...Completed 212 of 347 passes and averaged 206.4 yards passing per game...He led the NEC in passing yards per game (206.4), total offense (206.4), completions (212), completion percentage (.611) and touchdown passes (17)...Ended the year setting new SHU records for career passing yards (5,896), career completions (587), career passing attempts (921), career completion percentage (.637) while adding to his career touchdown passes mark (64)...He also set four new SHU game records in 2009...In a home loss to Monmouth, Fink three for 373 yards, completing 36 of 54 passes, all single game records...In the season finale against Duquesne, Fink threw six touchdowns setting a new record for scoring throws in a game...Fink posted the three highest compeltion totals for a game during last season, hitting on 36 against Monmouth and 30 apiece against Holy Cross and Marist...Completed 30-of-44 for 237 yards in the season opener against the Red Foxes...Finished 30-of-52 for 272 yards and a score at Holy Cross...Completed 17-of-38 for 259 yards and two touchdowns against the Central Connecticut Blue Devils...Completed 22-of-28 for 245 and his record breaking six scoring strikes in the finale against the Dukes.

2008:  Chosen as the first team All-Northeast Conference quarterback…Led the NEC in passing efficiency (140.3)…Threw for 2,102 yards and 24 touchdowns in 11 games in his second season under center…Finished the year completing 67.8% (215-317) of his passes a mark that led the conference…Threw for an average of 191.1 yards per game, third among NEC passers…His 24 scoring strikes led the NEC…Threw a touchdown in 10-straight games to open the season…Ran his streak to 19-straight games with a TD toss to 19-straight before seeing it broken in the season finale against Central Connecticut when he was knocked out with a shoulder injury…Set new school records for completions in a season (215) and completion percentage in a season (67.8%)…Became the program’s all-time leader in touchdown passes in just two seasons with 47 career TD’s…Tied the SHU record for TD passes in a game when he tossed four in games at Saint Francis (PA) and home vs. Wagner, a mark he shares with four other Pioneers…Threw for over 200 yards in six games and over 250 yards in three contests…Had six games where he completed 20 or more passes… He threw from two or more scores in games two through 10…Threw for a season-high 281 yards completing 24-of-31 passes and three scores in a 28-16 win at Marist…Completed a career-high 27-of-34 passes for 268 yards and two scores in a 29-17 win at Duquesne…Completed 25-of-34 for 268 yards and a pair of scores in a 26-21 loss at home to Albany…Will enter his junior season just 18 completions shy of becoming SHU’s all-time leader.

2007:  Named the 2007 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year…Selected to the All-NEC second team…Started nine games in his rookie season, missing a pair of games with an ankle injury…Passed for 1,730 yards and a NEC leading 23 touchdowns on the year, ranking second all-time for a season at Sacred Heart…He completed 160 of 257 passes, 62.3% on the year, ranking first all-time in the record books for a season…Fink ranked second in the NEC in passing efficiency (142.1)…Tied the school record for TD passes in a game when he threw four scoring strikes in season-opening 41-20 win at Assumption…Completed eight-of-nine for 122 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of a 54-14 win over La Salle…Threw for a season-high 289 yards after completing 25 of a school record 47 attempts for three scores against Saint Francis (PA)…Followed that the next week with an identical 25-of-47 day for 222 yards and three TD’s at CCSU...Threw for at least one score in all nine games played and ended the season with a streak of four-straight games where he connected for three touchdowns each time out…Was on the receiving end of a six-yard scoring toss from fullback Brian Friedman in a win over Marist. 

2006:  Red-shirt season.

High School: Attended Althoff Catholic High School…Named a team captain for head coach Glenn Schott...A two-time all-conference, all-area and all-metro beat player…Named All-State second team and All-State honorable mention…Played in the East West Shrine Game…Also a letterwinner in basketball and baseball…Played in the Illinois North-South Basketball All-Star Game. 

Personal:  Born:  7/26/88.  Parents:  Dale and Marguierite Fink.  Has a sister Anna and a brother Edward.  His favorite team is the Indianapolis Colts and his favorite players are Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.  His favorite read is Bleachers and he enjoys listening to country music.  His favorite movies are Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.   His favorite TV shows are Sports Center and Family Guy.  His mom’s cooking is his favorite and he considers his father to be his role model. 

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