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Deiondre' Clifton Hall (born May 31, 1994) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Northern Iowa from 2012-2016 and was drafted by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Deiondre' Hall
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Hall during the preseason in 2017
Free agent
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-31) May 31, 1994 (age 25)
Columbia, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Blue Springs
(Blue Springs, Missouri)
College:Northern Iowa
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:13
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

Deiondre’ was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Rosie and Clifton Hall Jr. He is the older brother of twins, Texas Tech Long Jumper, Justin Hall and the late Jordan Hall.[1] At age 5, Deiondre’ and his family relocated to Blue Springs, Missouri.

High school careerEdit

Hall attended Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, MO. He was a three sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. As a senior, Hall was a two-way starter, playing both free safety and wide receiver. Deiondre’ finished his senior season with 54 tackles, 8 pass breakups, 4 interceptions and one forced fumble on defense and caught 35 passes for 719 yards and 9 touchdowns on offense. His efforts on the field earned him first team all-state and first team all-metro. Hall was also named to the All-Simone team,[2] which consists of the top players in the Kansas City area.

As a basketball player, Hall averaged 10.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, and 2.5 apg as a starter his senior year.[3] As a high school track athlete, Hall's personal bests included a high jump of 6’9, a school record;[4] a long jump of 23’0.75; a triple jump of 47’7.75; and a 400-meter dash of 52.20 sec.

As a senior at the MSHSAA Class 3-4 State Track Championships, Hall placed 2nd in the high jump, 4th in the long jump and 5th in the triple jump.[5]

College careerEdit

Deiondre' chose the University of Northern Iowa over offers from Southern Illinois, Illinois State, and South Dakota.[6]

A four-year starter at the University of Northern Iowa, Hall played in 51 games over four seasons from 2012 to 2015. Hall amassed 13 interceptions (4 returned for touchdowns), 242 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, 3 sacks and 15 pass breakups. Hall also contributed on special teams, adding 15 kickoff returns for 313 yards (20.9 average) and 5 punt returns for 39 yards (7.8 average). He also posted 2 receptions for 45 yards (22.5 average) on offense.[7]

2012 - Hall played in 11 games and started six. He finished the season with 29 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss while also notching a blocked kick and one forced fumble.[7]

2013 - As a sophomore, Hall started all 12 games for the Panthers at linebacker and cornerback. He finished the season with 57 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). On special teams, he recorded 202 yards on 10 kickoff returns (20.2 average) and 13 yards on one punt return. On offense, he caught one pass for 20 yards on offense.[7]

2014 - As a junior, Hall started in all 14 games, finishing the season leading UNI cornerbacks in tackles with 74, and 3.5 tackles for loss. Hall posted six pass break-ups which ranked him in the top 10 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Hall also ranked first in the conference with five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). On special teams, he had one punt return for 19 yards and one kickoff return for 21 yards.[7]

2015 - Hall appeared and started in all 14 games for the Panthers, stealing a career-high six interceptions (two return for touchdowns), three forced fumbles, 82 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and four pass break ups. He posted four kickoff returns for 90 yards (22.5 average) and three punt returns for seven yards on special teams and 1 catch for 25 yards on offense.[7]

Concluding his senior season, Hall accepted an invite and participated in the Senior Bowl as well as the NFL scouting combine.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
34 38 in
(0.87 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.68 s 1.71 s 2.78 s 4.06 s 7.07 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
10 reps
All values are from NFL Combine, except bench press from Pro Day[9][10]

Professional careerEdit

External video
  Hall's NFL Combine workout
  Hall gets drafted by Chicago

Chicago BearsEdit

Hall was selected in the fourth round (127th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL Draft.[11] The pick used to draft him was acquired in a trade that sent Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots. He signed a four-year contract worth $2.8 million with a $510,982 signing bonus.[12]

On October 2, 2016, in Week 4, Hall recorded his first career interception against the Detroit Lions.[13]

On September 4, 2017, Hall was placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury suffered in a pre-season game.[14] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on December 2, 2017.[15]

Hall was suspended the first game of the 2018 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.[16]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On September 1, 2018, Hall was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 seventh-round draft pick.[17]

Hall was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

On March 26, 2017, Hall was arrested in Cedar Falls, Iowa following an incident where a fight took place at 1:00 A.M. outside of Sharky's Funhouse. Hall was caught yelling profanity at the bar staff and other patrons. The police removed Hall from the bar, and had to be tasered after refusing to cooperate. Hall was charged with interference, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.[19] Hall entered a plea on February 6, 2017 that resulted in six months of probation and $1,530 in penalties and court costs.[20]

In June 2018, Hall was a part of a mission trip to Harmons, Jamaica, where he and a group of volunteers spent eight days helping build homes for members of the community.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Texas Tech Athletics". texastech.com. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "2011 All-Simone Team | Thomas A. Simone Awards". thomasasimoneawards.org. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Deiondre Hall's High School Football Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Track & Field and Cross Country Statistics". Athletic.net. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "MSHSAA Class 3-4 State Track Championships - Friday Class 4 Boys Results (Raw)". MoMileSplit. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Former Blue Springs star Deiondre' Hall showcases skills at Senior Bowl". kansascity. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Football Archived Statistics". University of Northern Iowa. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Senior Bowl Day 1: Deiondre' Hall stands out". SI.com. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Deiondre' Hall". NFL.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "Deiondre' Hall - Northern Iowa, FS : 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  11. ^ "Deiondre' Hall Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  12. ^ Biggs, Brad (May 12, 2016). "Dollars and sense: A look at contracts for Bears' draft picks". ChicagoTribune.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (October 2, 2016). "Bears defense plays 'lights out' in win". Chicago Bears. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  14. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 4, 2017). "Bears sign Jenkins, nine to practice squad". ChicagoBears.com.
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 2, 2017). "Bears activate Deiondre' Hall off IR". ChicagoBears.com.
  16. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 20, 2018). "Deiondre' Hall suspended by NFL for one game". ChicagoBears.com.
  17. ^ "TRADE! Eagles acquire defensive back from Bears". BleedingGreenNation.com. September 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Eagles announce first wave of roster moves as team works toward 53-player limit". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Bears' Deiondre' Hall, Packers' Makinton Dorleant arrested". NFL. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  20. ^ Reinitz, Jeff. "Final plea made in College Hill ruckus". Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  21. ^ "Deiondre Hall on Instagram: "Mission trip to Jamaica 🇯🇲 One of the best experiences of my life. Last week I departed from KCMO to Harmon's Jamaica a remote jungle…"". Instagram. Retrieved August 6, 2018.

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