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DeAngelo Hall biography

Date of birth : 1983-11-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chesapeake, Virginia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Redskins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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DeAngelo Hall is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons eighth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

DeAngelo Eugene Hall is a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback who has proven to be a playmaker in the Redskins’ secondary. In his first full season in Washington, in 2009, he led the defense with four interceptions. Hall re-signed with the Redskins on Feb. 27, 2009, after initially joining the team on Nov. 8, 2008. He has played in 85 games and posted 26 interceptions in his career.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Has played with the Atlanta Falcons (2004-07) and parts of one season with the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins (several games in 2008); played 12 games with the Redskins in 2009.
* Played in 85 career games with 79 starts and two postseason starts in 2004.
* Amassed 340 career tackles, 26 interceptions, 78 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and one sack.
* Has two career interception returns for touchdowns (vs. Arizona, 10/1/06, and at Seattle, 1/2/05).
* Was selected to the Pro Bowl (with the Atlanta Falcons) in 2005 and 2006.
* Named “NFL’s Fastest Man” at the 2006 Pro Bowl competition.
* Ranks third - behind Baltimore’s Ed Reed and New Orleans’ Darren Sharper - among NFL players for interception return yards (590) since the start of the 2004 season.
* His interception total (14) is sixth in the NFL over the last three seasons.

2009 (Redskins)
* Played in 13 games with 12 starts, declared inactive for three games with a knee sprain (at Philadelphia, 11/29; New Orleans, 12/6; and at Oakland, 12/13).
* Led the Redskins with four interceptions.
* Tallied 69 tackles and a fumble recovery.
* Notched four tackles (three solo) and an interception vs. Denver (11/15).
* Sustained a knee sprain against at Dallas (11/23) after recovering his first fumble of the season, but returned to total nine tackles.
* Intercepted his third pass of the season off QB Jake Delhomme leading to running back Clinton Portis’ first rushing touchdown of the season at Carolina (10/11).

2008 Season (OAK/WAS):
* Started in eight games for the Oakland Raiders and played in seven games with four starts with the Redskins
* Tied for sixth in the NFL interceptions (with five) and fifth in passes defended (with 21) in 2008 with Oakland and Washington
* Tallied 49 tackles, three interceptions, 13 passes defended, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and a half-sack as a member of the Raiders
* After getting released by the Raiders on Nov. 5, signed with the Redskins on Nov. 8
* Totaled 27 tackles (21 solo), two interceptions, eight passes defended and one fumble recovery with the Redskins
* Posted three tackles and an interception in his Redskins debut vs. Dallas (11/16)
* Made his first Redskins start with Washington at Baltimore (12/7) and had four tackles, one pass defended, one fumble recovery (returned for 10 yards) and one special teams stop

2007 Season (ATL):
* Logged a career-high 71 tackles to go along with five interceptions for 80 yards, 16 passes defended, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and a touchdown
* Recorded one tackle and a fumble recovery that he returned 56 yards for a touchdown at Tennessee (10/7)
* Amassed a career-high 11 tackles and tied a career high with four passes defended in addition to recording one interception vs. New York Giants (10/15)

2006 Season (ATL):
* Earned second consecutive Pro Bowl nod after tallying 56 tackles, a team-high four interceptions, one fumble recovery and 16 passes defended
* Had two tackles, one interception returned 37 yards for a touchdown and two passes defended vs. Arizona (10/1)

2005 Season (ATL):
* Started 15 games and led the team with a career-high six interceptions
* Tallied 68 tackles, 10 passes defended, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one touchdown on his way to his first Pro Bowl selection
* Registered eight punt returns for 82 yards and two kickoff returns for 45 yards
* Matched up against Terrell Owens in the season opener and posted four tackles and one interception as he kept the Pro Bowl receiver out of the end zone before a nationally televised audience on Monday Night Football

2004 Season (ATL):

* Saw action in 10 games with nine starts after missing the first six games of the season with a hip injury
* Registered 37 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, six passes defended and a half-sack
* Returned one kickoff for 48 yards

COLLEGE

* Recorded 190 tackles, 20 passes defended, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven receptions for 86 yards with one touchdown in his three-year career at Virginia Tech
* Returned 56 punts for 839 yards and five touchdowns
* His five punt returns for touchdowns rank second in conference history to current teammate Santana Moss (6, Miami)
* All-American first-team selection as a punt returner as a junior
* Semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back, as he ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 93 tackles
* Tallied 56 tackles, 12 passes defended, four interceptions and one forced fumble in 10 starts as a sophomore
* Registered 42 tackles and three interceptions as a rookie
* Majored in Secondary Education

PERSONAL

* Lettered in basketball, football and track at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Va.
* Rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior
* First-team all-state selection as a defensive back and kick returner as a senior
* Intercepted nine passes and posted more than 100 tackles
* Averaged 9.8 yards per carry as a junior and added seven interceptions
* Placed sixth at the junior nationals in the 60-meter dash as a junior
* Married with one son and a daughter

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