Korey Hall life and biography

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Korey Hall biography

Date of birth : 1983-08-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-31
Credited as : Football player NFL, fullback for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Korey Hall is an American football fullback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

• Converted from linebacker to fullback upon arriving in Green Bay as a sixth-round pick in 2007, playing in 36 games with 20 starts over his first three seasons.
• Helped clear the way for RB Ryan Grant to post back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons, just the third running back in team history to accomplish that feat.
• Has posted 37 special teams tackles from 2007-09, third-most on the team over that span.
• In 2009, was voted by CBSSports.com as the Western Athletic Conference’s defensive player of the decade, having earned first-team All-WAC honors at linebacker three straight years and finishing his career second in league history in tackles.
• Had 11 interceptions in college, tops for a career total among the nation’s linebackers in 2006.

PRO CAREER:
A converted linebacker who has made an impact at fullback in his first three seasons, appearing in 36 games with 20 starts... Has helped block for Ryan Grant’s back-to-back 1,200-yard rushing seasons in 2008-09, just the third running back in team history to accomplish that feat... A regular, consistent contributor on special teams, has tallied 37 coverage tackles in three seasons – third-most on the team over that span – getting either 12 or 13 each of his three years... An occasional receiver out of the backfield as well, has 20 career receptions for 128 yards and one touchdown... Has battled various injuries (hip, knee, calf, elbow) all three years that have forced him to miss portions of each season and will be looking for his first fully healthy campaign... Was told upon being drafted in the sixth round in ’07 he would be switching to the offensive side of the ball, and picked up the scheme and skills right away.

2009 :
Played in 11 games with five starts and caught five passes for 41 yards (8.2 avg)...Helped block for Grant on his way to a second straight 1,200-yard season...Registered 12 special teams tackles, good for fourth on the team...Inactive for four midseason games due to calf injury sustained in Oct. 12 practice...Also inactive for regular-season finale due to elbow injury suffered in previous game vs. Seattle (Dec. 27)... At St. Louis (Sept. 27): Played on special teams and posted a tackle despite being limited in practice all week with a shoulder injury/concussion sustained in previous game.

2008:
Played in 11 games with five starts, and helped clear the way for Grant’s first 1,200-yard rushing season... Caught seven passes for 38 yards and finished tied for fifth on the team with 12 special teams tackles... Vs. Minnesota (Sept. 8): Scored the first TD of his NFL career when he caught a 1-yard pass from Rodgers in the second quarter. Also led the team with three special teams tackles... At Detroit (Sept. 14): Started, but left the game in the first quarter with a sprained knee and did not return. Was inactive for next three games with knee injury... At Seattle (Oct. 12): Returned to starting lineup and tied career high with two catches for 12 yards... Vs. Indianapolis (Oct. 19): Caught an 11-yard pass in the third quarter, and recovered a fumble by Grant on the opening possession at the Indianapolis 26 to keep a drive alive that was capped off with a Mason Crosby FG.

2007:
Sixth-round pick was converted from collegiate LB to professional starting FB in a matter of months, starting 10 of 14 games he played in – did not start four games with team opening in multiple-WR sets – plus started both playoff contests... Suffered a hip injury at St. Louis (Dec. 16) and did not play next two games, but returned for the playoffs and registered three postseason special teams tackles.

COLLEGE:
Earned first-team All-WAC honors at LB three straight years, an achievement that contributed to being voted in 2009 the WAC’s defensive player of the decade by CBSSports.com... Finished his college career second all-time in tackles in the WAC and fourth in school history... As a four-year starter, played 52 career games and posted 394 tackles (191 solo), including 28 for loss, 11½ sacks, 20 passes broken up and 11 INTs, tops for a career total among the nation’s LBs in 2006... Recorded double-digit tackles 14 times... Was on several preseason award watch lists his final two seasons and lived up to the billing, topping 100 tackles each year... Also excelled on special teams return and coverage units, the skills that first caught the Packers’ eye... Majored in construction management... Senior season (2006): Started all 13 games at MLB and earned first-team All-WAC honors for the third straight year while also being named WAC Defensive Player of the Year... Named second-team All-America by Sporting News and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy... Moved into second in all-time tackles in the WAC and fourth in school history with a career-high 111 tackles (57 solo)... Also had seven tackles for loss, 3½ sacks, a team-high six INTs, seven pass break-ups, and one fumble recovery... Ranked third in the WAC in tackles (8.5 per game) and finished with double-digit tackles four times... Had a season-high 15 tackles (his third career 15-tackle game), a sack and an INT at New Mexico State (Oct. 15)... Named WAC Defensive Player of the Week after making eight tackles and intercepting two passes at Utah (Sept. 30)... Closed his career with six tackles as Broncos upset Oklahoma 43-42 in OT to win Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1)... Junior season (2005): Started all 13 games and earned first-team All-WAC for the second straight season, leading the Broncos with 106 tackles (51 solo), five tackles for loss, 1½ sacks, two INTs and five pass break-ups... Posted double-digit tackles five times, including a career-high 15 against Boston College in the MPC Computers Bowl (Dec. 28) .

PERSONAL:
Born Korey Dean Hall... Born in Mountain Home, Idaho... Single...
High school: A four-year starter at Glenns Ferry (Idaho) High, was team captain as a senior and named the Class 2A Player of the Year after recording 113 tackles and three sacks as a LB while rushing for 714 yards and 16 TDs at RB... Named first-team all-conference at both positions and the league’s player of the year, leading his team to the state championship game... Finished his prep career with 359 tackles and 2,802 yards rushing... As a junior, earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors on offense and defense, after earning first-team all-conference honors both ways as a sophomore... Also an outstanding wrestler, placed fourth in the state championships as a sophomore and second as a junior in the 215-pound weight class... Community involvement: This past summer, hosted his own football camp in Glenns Ferry... Has talked to various schools about the importance of getting an education and setting goals; also has volunteered to do hospital visits... Taped a commercial for the YMCA Healthy Kids Day event... Participated as an instructor at the Packers Women’s Association Football 101 event... Attended fundraising dinner for the Donald Driver Foundation as a celebrity guest and the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Angel Fund for Children with Cancer.


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