5 - Will McHale
Will McHale
Height: 6-1
Weight: 236
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Old Greenwich, CT
High School: Greenwich
Position: LB
Major: Political science
Residential College: Pierson

Notes: Elected 2012 team captain... 211 career tackles and three interceptions.

2012: Led team with 78 overall tackles... 43 solos... Two sacks... Started every game... Academic All-Ivy... Recipient of Robert Gardner Anderson Award for "skill, spirit and pride in accomplishment."

2011: Second-team All-Ivy League pick... Second on the team with 59 solo tackles and 79 overall... Career-best 11-2-13 at Penn... Had seven or more tackles in eight of his 10 starts... Made 4.5 TFL and one sack... Eighth among Ivy defensive players with 7.9 tackles per game... One interception and two fumble recoveries... Earned Yale's Hammer of the Year Award for team's top hits.

2010: Started every game at OLB... Second on Elis with 55 (29-26) overall stops... Made four TFL and two sacks... Two interceptions... Best game was 6-2-8 vs. Albany.

2009: Earned first varsity letter... Played in four varsity games... Made three tackles... Had 1-2-3 at Princeton.

At Greenwich High School:  Three-year varsity letterman... Led team with 86 tackles as a junior... Second-team all-league and team defensive MVP junior year... 2006 and 2007 league and state champions... Missed senior season with injury... High honor roll all four years.

Personal: William McHale is the son of John and Sally McHale... Third generation Division I football player... Family has worked in baseball for over a century... Grandfather, John McHale Sr., played football and baseball at Notre Dame, played for the Detroit Tigers and was general manager of the Tigers, Braves and Expos... Father, who is the Executive VP of Major League Baseball, played linebacker (3 letters) at Notre Dame... Brother, Duncan '12, rows on crew at Brown...Pierson College resident...Political science major.

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