Two-way star Dale Harris’ move to cornerback key in Yale’s much-needed win over Dartmouth

(WTNH)–The Yale football team picked up its first win of the year on Saturday, besting Dartmouth in the 100th overall meeting between the two schools.

There was no doubt that the Bulldogs turned in their best performance of the season, especially on defense. Senior Dale Harris was a big spark. He came to Yale to play defensive back, but was moved to running back during his junior year, when injuries just tore apart the Bulldogs’ backfield.

This year, injuries have torn apart the Bulldogs’ secondary, so on Saturday, head coach Tony Reno moved Harris back to his original position, and he had an immediate impact.

“Dale, you know, he can really hit, for one thing,” said on

“Being away from defense for a while, you know you always have that. That’s why you fall in love with the game, at least I did,” Harris said. “Just getting out there and hitting dudes, and just flying around just having fun.”

“Dale Harris is a special player,” said Reno. “Being able to do what he does–to play cornerback at an elite level and then to be able to come in at running back and get some carries. Getting him back in the secondary really helped us from a toughness point of view. He’s a really physical football player.”

Harris also played some running back against Dartmouth. He’ll probably pull double duty again Saturday when Yale visits Fordham. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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