WR Dante Hall - Los Angeles Rams

5-8, 187Born: 9-20-1978College: Texas A&MDrafted: Round 5, pick

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2008 Week 1 vs PHI (3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)

Hall had a quiet day. He was primarily targeted underneath and very short with his longest catch of the day being for only six yards.

2008 Week 2 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Hall saw six targets as he grabbed two balls for 13 yards. Most of his targets came very late in the game as the Giants had taken a 21 point lead, however Hall was the primary kick returner and gave the Rams decent field position for most of the day.

2008 Week 3 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Hall has a minor role in this offense but returned two punts for 28 yards and averaged 23.2 yards on five kickoff returns.

2008 Week 4 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)

Hall had a busy day, with six kickoff returns for 144 yards, one punt return for eight yards, two running plays for 13 yards, and one pass attempt for Randy McMichael that fell incomplete. He picked up a key first down on a fourth down run when the game was still winnable.

2008 Week 7 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Hall was used sparingly, but made a nice catch for 20 yards that kept the chains moving.

2008 Week 8 vs NE (4 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)

Hall was only looked to on the Rams final drive. It was a case of too little, too late, as the Patriots had already figured out - and shut down - the Bulger-Avery connection for a while at that point. For what it's worth, Hall did an excellent job of getting open and created two first downs. He also had a 75 yard kickoff return called back on a holding penalty.

2007 Week 1 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Bulger got Dante Hall involved early in the game. He caught two passes on the opening drive, one for a first down. Hall saw one more pass come his way the rest of the game but it was incomplete. Hall did add a big play on a kickoff return. He went 84 yards to set up a Jeff Wilkins field goal that put the Rams up 13-7.

2007 Week 2 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hall was not utilized as a receiver. He was effective as a kickoff and punt returner until late in the contest when he had an extremely uncharacteristic mistake. He mishandled a punt late in the fourth quarter and it was recovered by the 49ers. They drove it in for a late score that proved to be the winning margin over the Rams.

2007 Week 5 vs ARI (5 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

Hall had a reverse run for eight yards and a first down on the Rams first drive of the game. Hall was targeted five times in the game but, only caught one pass for seven yards.

2007 Week 12 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Hall is a returner first, then a receiver. He was also used on a reverse, but did no damage this game.

2006 Week 1 vs CIN (7 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Hall was more active than we're used to seeing in the passing game, and led all Chiefs' wide receivers in passing targets. He did little with the opportunity, with none of his receptions going for more than eight yards. In fact, his largest contribution to the game was a negative one, as he muffed a punt return late in the first quarter that helped set up the Bengals' first score of the game.

2006 Week 2 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Hall was effective and scary as a kick and punt returner. On his longest return of the day, much of the yardage was lost due to a penalty called when a Chiefs player made hit below the waist from behind. Hall was only targeted once in the receiving game.

2006 Week 4 vs SF (1 / 1 / 13 / 1 rec)

Hall played his typical all around game excelling on punt and kickoff returns and lining up as a wide receiver. He scored a touchdown on a pass from Huard and another on a long punt return. The return touchdown gave him 11 touchdown kick returns in his career.

2006 Week 5 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)

Hall was again giving a strong all around performance for the Kansas City offence and on special teams. He suffered from a violent collision on the first kickoff return of the second half. It forced him out of the contest. He appears to be okay and should be back for his normal duties next week.

2006 Week 7 vs SD (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Hall had one reception for nine yards. The dangerous return man had six chances on kickoff returns but averaged only 16.5 yards with a long return of 29 yards.

2006 Week 8 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hall did not get many opportunities while playing with the offense in this contest. He was primarily used for kickoff and punt returns.

2006 Week 9 vs STL (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Hall caught one pass for 12 yards in the fourth quarter on his only target of Week 9. Hall also continues to be the kickoff and punt return specialist for the Chiefs.

2006 Week 10 vs MIA (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Hall caught three of the five passes thrown towards him to help out some on offense. He did have problems with returns. The Dolphins' special teams kept him from any large gains on kickoff or punt returns.

2006 Week 11 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Hall caught both short passes thrown to him. He had some trouble with returns during the game, but managed one great 47 yard return just before the end of the first half.

2006 Week 12 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Hall caught one of the two passes thrown his way. He enjoyed success on kick-off returns gaining 60 yards on two returns.

2006 Week 13 vs CLE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hall did not have any offensive yards gained for this contest and was mostly bottled up on returns.

2006 Week 14 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)

Hall was one of the more productive players for the Chiefs in this game. He pulled in three of the four balls sent his way for 38 yards while also collecting another 93 yards on kick returns. Hall scored the only touchdown on the day for the Chiefs. His good returns should have resulted in more points for Kansas City.

2006 Week 15 vs SD (5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Hall was targeted more than usual but his catches were short passes that were intended for him to use his run after the catch ability.

2006 Week 16 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Hall's only reception was short five yard pass to the Raiders' one yard line that help set up Kansas City's second touchdown.

2006 Week 17 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Hall did well on kick off returns with four returns for 86 yards. He suffered some hard hits that seemed to shake him up. He was only targeted one time and that went incomplete.

2006 Week 18 vs IND (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)

Hall was the Chiefs' only wide receiver to register a catch in the game. He dropped his first target and failed to make the catch on a deep pass, but caught two balls for a total of 12 yards. Hall also had two catches behind the line of scrimmage, and was credited with two runs for a total of 14 yards.

2005 Week 2 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec, 2 / -7 / 0 rush)

Hall was kept out of most offensive plays due to his skill as a kickoff and punt returner. He provided his normal excitement with several excellent returns, almost breaking free a couple times for scores. On one occasion he did break through, even rolling over one defender and ran to the end zone, but a receiving team penalty nullified the return and brought the ball back.

2005 Week 3 vs DEN (7 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Hall had problems getting free of the defense while playing as a wide receiver. He provided very good statistics on kick returns for the Chiefs. Unfortunately a couple of his better returns were called back due to holding penalties on the Chiefs. He was able to make decent returns but he was not able to break one for a long gain or a score.

2005 Week 4 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 45 / 1 rec)

Hall was both a hero and a goat in this game. He started things off on a positive note with a 96 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the sixth of his career. However, in the fourth quarter Hall lost a critical fumble on a kickoff with his team trailing by three points. Hall's receiving touchdown came at the end of the game with the Chiefs attempting to overcome a late 13 point deficit.

2005 Week 6 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Hall was used sparingly in the passing game as is usual, but he performed well when he was in. His returning skills, however, were stymied all day as he failed to break any big runs.

2005 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

Hall ran excellent routes and caught most of the passes thrown his way. He was a strong performer on offense and on special teams. He contributed 123 total yards to the Chiefs' effort. If it weren't for several penalties on Chiefs' players during returns, Hall's statistics would have been extremely impressive.

2005 Week 9 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

Hall made a great 19 yard catch in the second quarter. He gained seven yards on an end around carry on the very next play.

2005 Week 10 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Hall caught two of his three targets, including a gain of 13 yards for a first down. He was used on a reverse early in the game but lost a yard on the play. Hall was unable to break any big returns and was well covered by the special teams of the Bills throughout the game. Hall was targeted on one of Green's interceptions.

2005 Week 11 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Hall was not utilized a great deal in passing situations. He was able to contribute as a passing option, drawing coverage frequently away from the other Chiefs' receivers. He had a fair day returning kicks but was bottled up on punt returns. He did have one fumble on a long kickoff return, but fortunately Chiefs' player Chris Bober recovered it.

2005 Week 12 vs NE (2 / 2 / 66 / 1 rec)

Hall was again a triple threat for the Chiefs as a receiver; he caught both passes thrown to him. On one pass he used his elusiveness and speed to turn it into a 52 yard touchdown reception. While not breaking loose for any huge returns, he was able to provide good, dependable yardage on kickoff and punt returns. Hall is an excellent option for a fantasy team and for Trent Green. He is a very dangerous player that the opposition had better be prepared for.

2005 Week 13 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 55 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Hall broke free downfield early in the contest for a 41 yard touchdown reception. It was one of the easiest touchdowns Hall will ever have. Hall was later targeted in the end zone on a third down pass play that fell incomplete. He also had a miscue just prior to halftime when he fumbled a kick return, but the Broncos were unable to capitalize on it.

2005 Week 14 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)

Hall made some fine returns early in the game to give the Chiefs strong field position. He caught each pass when he was targeted including the final pass of the game, a must-catch for 34 yards that set up the opportunity for a game tying field goal.

2005 Week 15 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hall had two passes thrown towards him. In the second quarter, a pass of roughly ten yards came his way but the ball was defended by Giants' CB Will Allen. The other target came in the final quarter as QB Trent Green scrambled and threw the ball out of bounds near Hall.

2005 Week 16 vs SD (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Hall may not have had great fantasy production, but he was a valuable part of the overall Chiefs' effort. He contributed greatly to the Chiefs control of the special teams' battle. He provided great field position for Kansas City on punt and kickoff returns. He was also targeted often and even contributed one good rush for the Chiefs.

2005 Week 17 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)

Hall had a very good game catching five of the six passes sent his way. He also had a good kickoff return on his only chance. Late in the game, he left the contest after coming up with obvious pain in his left arm or shoulder.