was an American football offensive tackle at Texas Christian University who was voted an All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 1939 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, but never played football professionally. Hale later became a FBI agent in Fort Worth, Texas and was a close associate of J. Edgar Hoover. Later he became chief of security for General Dynamics and was a chairman of ASIS International. Hale died of a heart attack in 1971. Hale was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.
I.B. Hale, a two-time All-America tackle, was ranked among the very best of many great players during Texas Christian University's most triumphant football era. In 1937, Hale was on the TCU team that defeated Marquette in the first Cotton Bowl classic. As a senior, he played on the undefeated and untied 1938 national championship team that finished with a 15-7 victory over Carnegie Tech in the 1939 Sugar Bowl. Teammates included Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Davey O'Brien and center Ki Aldrich, both members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, as well as their TCU coach, Dutch Meyer. Hale was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.