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Encyclopedia > Dante Hall
Dante Hall
St. Louis RamsNo. 82
Wide receiver
Kick/Punt Returner
Date of Birth: September 20, 1978 (1978-09-20) (age 29)
Place of Birth: Lufkin, Texas
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
National Football League Debut
2000 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Damieon Dante Hall (born September 20, 1978 in Lufkin, Texas) nicknamed "X-Man" is an National Football League kick/punt returner, and wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams. He was a fifth round draft pick out of Texas A&M University in the 2000 NFL Draft. City St. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal attempts. ... A punt is a play in Canadian football and American football in which the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2000 National Football League Draft started off with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, they are the only Penn State players to go number one and two. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... City St. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. ... NFL redirects here. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal attempts. ... A punt is a play in Canadian football and American football in which the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City St. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... The 2000 National Football League Draft started off with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, they are the only Penn State players to go number one and two. ...


Hall played high school football for Nimitz High School in Harris County, Texas (near Houston). He spent the spring of 2001 playing in NFL Europe for the Scottish Claymores. Note: The term football when used throughout this article refers exclusively to gridiron football. ... Chester W. Nimitz High School is a public secondary school made of two campuses located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Houston redirects here. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1995 Year Retired 2004 City Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland Team Colors Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Silver, and White Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 43-57-0 Postseason: 1-1 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl IV (1996) The Scottish Claymores (Scotland in box scores) were an...


Dante Hall is known as the "Human Joystick" in the NFL for his moves during kick returns. In 2002, Dante returned 1 kickoff and 2 punts for touchdowns. Also in 2002, Dante Hall became the first player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt return for a touchdown in the same game. Then, in 2003, Dante returned a kickoff or a punt for a touchdown four games in a row, which is an NFL record. The most memorable moment of his career came against the Denver Broncos in which he reversed direction 2 times to juke-out the entire special teams unit. His touchdown occurred in the final moments of the game. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ...


Another memorable game occurred in the 2005 season against the Broncos. Hall appeared to be on his way to a sure kickoff return for a touchdown, but he surprisingly fumbled the ball without being touched by a defensive player. However, Hall made up for his mistake by returning a different kickoff for a touchdown later in the game.


With a touchdown on a kickoff return against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 2, 2005, he tied four players, among them Ollie Matson and Gale Sayers, for the most single season kickoff return touchdowns, with six. This was also his 10th kick return TD, placing him third in that category behind Brian Mitchell (13) and Eric Metcalf (12). He moved closer to Mitchell and Metcalf with a punt return for a TD on October 1, 2006 against the San Francisco 49ers. Hall, as a Ram, tied Metcalf on September 30, 2007 against the Dallas Cowboys with his 12th return for a touchdown. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oliver Adrian Matson (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. ... Gale Eugene Sayers (b. ... Brian Keith Mitchell (born August 18, 1968 in Fort Polk, Louisiana) is a former American football player who played running back for the Washington Redskins (1990-1999), and later the Philadelphia Eagles (2000-2002) and New York Giants (2003). ... Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a former National Football League running back and wide receiver who played for the Cleveland Browns, as well as Atlanta, San Diego, Arizona, Carolina, Washington and Green Bay. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City St. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


Dante Hall has played for the AFC team in two Pro Bowls. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Dante Hall is also the co-author of Dante Hall: X-Factor, a book that details his journey from Texas A&M running back to one of the best kick returners in the NFL. P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ...


In April 2007, Hall was traded to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft (used to select Kolby Smith). City St. ... The 2007 National Football League Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ... Kolby Smith (born December 15, 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida) is a current football player for the Kansas City Chiefs, he played college ball at the University of Louisville. ...


Trivia

  • He was the shortest WR in the NFL in 2004 measuring 5' 8".
  • He plays Wide Receiver, Kick Returner, and Punt Returner.
  • He was a running back in college at Texas A&M
  • He is mentioned in Lil Wayne's song "Dipset (Reppin Time)" in the line "I'm like Dante Hall, I just throw up the X."
  • Nicknamed "The Human Joystick", "The Human Torch", "The X-factor".

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Damieon Dante Hall (born September 20, 1978 in Lufkin, Texas) is an NFL kick/punt returner, and wide receiver.
Dante Hall is known as the "Human Joystick" in the NFL for his moves during kick returns.
Hall appeared to be on his way to a sure kickoff return for a touchdown, but he surprisingly fumbled the ball without being touched by a defensive player.
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