Dale Morris was drafted to the Western Bulldogs with the 19th pick in the 2005 rookie draft. The then 22-year-old had spent four years biding his time playing for Werribee in the VFL before being added to the Bulldogs’ rookie list ahead of the 2005 season.
Morris was able to quickly cement his place in the Western Bulldogs’ line-up, impressing with his pace and consistency as a defender, before being elevated to the senior list at the conclusion of his first season.
Renowned for his work ethic, Morris was named in the 2008 All Australian team and was part of the Western Bulldogs’ premiership side that ended their long-standing drought in 2016, including playing the entire finals series with a fractured vertebrae.
In 2018, Morris suffered a partial tear in his ACL before coming back and playing in the back-end of the season. Unfortunately, Morris ruptured his ACL again in 2019 before returning in Round 19, where he ruptured his ACL for the third time in 18 months. Following this injury, Morris made the decision to retire.
Off-the-field, Morris coupled his footballing commitments with a dedication to study, completing a Diploma of Management, an Advance Diploma of Management and a Bachelor of Science.
- 253 games
- AFL premiership player (2016)
- All Australian team (2008)
- Diploma of Management
- Advanced Diploma of Management
- Bachelor of Science
- Ambassador BreastWest
- Western Bulldogs leadership group
- Western Bulldogs Life Member