Gale returns for his senior year, and he is the national Preseason Player of the Year according to Lindy's magazine.
Gale is coming off a junior year in which he threw for 3823 yards and 28 touchdowns. He helped lead ACU to a 9-3 record and a berth in the NCAA playoffs. Gale's best game came in the Wildcats playoff loss to Washburn when he threw for over 500 yards and 4 touchdowns.
In his career, the Wildcats senior has 9,110 yards and 76 touchdowns.
Gale and the Wildcats open the 2012 season on September 1 at Shotwell Stadium against NCAA Div. II newcomer, McMurry.