Dale Amos was raised in Collings Lake, N.J., and was an outstanding multiple sport athlete at St. Augustine Prep, which did not have a scholastic football team. He played baseball at F&M but excelled at football where he broke over 40 F&M, Centennial Conference (CC), ECAC or NCAA records during his career. This despite never playing competitive football before his arrival at F&M. Amos broke into the starting lineup during his freshman year as the team shared the CC title and participated in the ECAC playoffs. He caught 31 passes for 500 yards and five touchdowns. During his sophomore year, the football team was five points away from an undefeated season but finished with a record of 8-1-1. Amos was voted as the team's MVP following a record-breaking season. He caught 73 passes for 1,082 yards and six touchdowns.
He set an F&M, CC and NCAA Division III record (which still stands today) for single game receiving yardage when he caught 12 passes for 309 yards against McDaniel. At the completion of the season, he was named to the CC and ECAC All-Conference teams and was named the 1987 CC "Player of the Year." The next year, Amos was a marked man but still was able to put up outstanding numbers with 57 catches for 962 yards and nine touchdowns. He was again named to the CC and ECAC All-Star teams. The season honors were capped with Amos being named to the Pizza Hut All-American team as a split end. Amos' senior year was his best season and capped an outstanding career.
The team, with a 10-1 record, finished second in the CC and defeated St. John's University 31-18 in the ECAC South Playoff game in Jamaica, N.Y. The Geno Pagnozzi-to-Dale connection was unstoppable against St. John's. On the season, Amos had 72 catches for 1,302 yards and 15 touchdowns, both career highs. He was named to the CC and ECAC All-Star teams and was honored by being named to three different All-American teams at the completion of the season. His career totals of 233 catches for 3,846 yards and 35 touchdowns are all F&M records and may never be equaled. His career yardage record was also an NCAA Division III national mark that was broken midway through the 1997 season.
Following graduation with a major in American studies, Amos was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL, the Alabama Flames of the World Football League, and the Utah team of the spring professional league. He signed with the Colts and played considerably during the preseason before being one of the last players released prior to the beginning of the regular season. Amos is married to Erin, has a son Dylan, and lives in Sewell, N.J. where he works as a mason.