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Old 03-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #62
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Default Re: First Round Pick Poll

Ben Hall

Position:
TE

College:
Clemson


HEIGHT 6'5"
WEIGHT 260
40 TIME 4.65
there syaing this could could go late and can be anice steal for a team say if we wanted to drat def first .



Pros: Very good run blocker that uses size to his advantage. Has very good speed for a TE and is capable of the big play. Attacks the seam well. Could be a steal for a patient team.
Cons: Hall is an underacheiver considering his being so highly touted coming to Clemson. Only started his Senior year. Makes mistakes due to lack of experience playing consistently until this year.

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Hall Fact: Only Tiger who has caught at least one pass in each of the last three bowl games. Years Lettered: 2001,02,03 Bowl Participation: Starting tight end in the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl against Louisiana Tech and the 2002 Tangerine Bowl against Texas Tech; reserve tight end in the 2004 Peach Bowl against #6 Tennessee. Fall 2004 Depth Chart Position: First-team tight end Overview: Veteran tight end won the starting job over junior Bobby Williamson after an intense spring battle...the two will continue to fight for playing time this fall, but it gives Clemson outstanding depth at the position...has five career touchdown receptions, including at least one in every season he has played...has 23 career receptions in his 37 games...has had a touchdown catch in two bowl games and at least one catch in each of the three bowl games he has played...has improved his strength every year he has been with the Tiger program...has a 36" vertical, an incredible mark for someone of his size...the Tiger coaching staff raved about his improved blocking in the spring...had two catches for 30 yards during the April 3 scrimmage...had two catches in the Spring Game...cited by the football coaches and strength coaches as the most improved player at his position this year...ranked as the sixth-best tight end in the nation by Phil Steele entering the 2004 season. 2003: Had just three receptions, but one was a 39-yard touchdown catch at South Carolina; he outran the Gamecock secondary, showing his tremendous athleticism and ability to run after the catch...had a key fourth-down grab at N.C. State...had a catch in the Peach Bowl against #6 Tennessee...played in 12 of the 13 games; he missed the Duke game due to injury...played 184 total snaps at tight end; he played double figures in all but one game. 2002: Clemson's starting tight end; he started seven of the 13 games and had 12 catches for 160 yards...had two catches for 15 yards in the Tangerine Bowl against Texas Tech, including a 10-yard touchdown catch; started and played 23 snaps in that game...played 356 snaps; he missed parts of games due to injury, but never missed a game completely...had four more catches than he had as a first-year freshman when he made some freshman All-America teams...had his top game of the season at Florida State when he had three catches for 69 yards...that included a 41-yard pass from Willie Simmons that set up a score; that is still the longest reception of his Clemson career...had two catches in the win over Georgia Tech and the win at Duke. 2001: Caught three scoring passes to set a Clemson record for a freshman tight end; one of those was a five-yard scoring catch against Louisiana Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl...had scoring receptions against N.C. State and Wake Forest; both scores were important in a pair of close Clemson road wins...had three catches for 39 yards at N.C. State for his most productive game...solid blocker; he had pair of 80-percent grades against N.C. State and North Carolina...had an 18-yard catch in his first game as a Tiger against Central Florida...averaged 20 plays per game for the year with a high of 30 snaps against Wofford and Virginia; received a 100-percent effort grade from the coaches in those games against the Terriers and Cavaliers. Before Clemson: #1 tight end prospect in the nation by Max Emfinger and USA Today...ranked among USA Today's top 125 players in the nation...ranked as the #3 tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals100.com; a four-star player by that service...had 42 catches for 735 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior for Bobby Bentley at Byrnes High...ranked as the #6 overall player in South Carolina by Mickey Plyler and #9 player by SuperPrep...also a Student Sports All-American; he ranked as the third-best tight end in the nation by that service...a Shrine Bowl selection...beat Spartanburg High and Gaffney High for first time ever...all-region as a junior and senior...all-state as a senior...also all-region in basketball as a center...a high jumper (6'5") and long jumper on the track team...had 25 catches for 410 yards and eight scores...all-state selection as a senior...chose Clemson over Alabama, South Carolina, and Tulane...born Benjamin R. Hall on July 27, 1982...majoring in human resource development.
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