Dan Whaley
Graduation Year: 1981
Induction Year: 2017
Sport (s): Fooball, Baseball

DANIEL K. WHALEY ’81 was a four-year starter in the defensive backfield for the Tigers, while earning four varsity letters in addition to two he earned in baseball. Whaley still holds the DePauw career record for interceptions in a career with 20 and ranks in a tie for seventh in a single season with seven in 1977. In his freshman season, Whaley was named the team’s most valuable defensive back and its most valuable freshman. His interception and return in the 1979 Monon Bell Game stopped a Wabash scoring threat and broke the school’s career record. Whaley was fifth on the 1979 team with 46 total tackles. He also still ranks second in DePauw career history in interception return yards and 17th in career kickoff return yards. On the diamond, Whaley led the 1978 baseball team with 11 stolen bases and shared the team lead with five the next season.