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Wile_E_Coyote
12-22-2004, 11:11 AM
Hall Wins AFC Special Teams Player of The Week Honor

Dec 22, 2004, 10:40:12 AM


The National Football League informed the Chiefs on Wednesday that WR Dante Hall has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. It is the sixth time in his career he has been chosen for the award, tying WR Tamarick Vavover as the only other Chiefs players to win the special teams honor six times with Kansas City. Hall received the award once in 2002 and four times in 2003.

Hall (5-8, 187) (http://www.kcchiefs.com/player/dante_hall/) returned the opening kickoff for a 97-yard touchdown to give the Chiefs a quick 7-0 lead only 13 seconds into last week’s 45-17 win vs. Denver (12/19). He finished the game with three kickoff returns for 111 yards (37.0 avg.). It was his second touchdown via a kickoff return of the season, tying the Chiefs single-season record. It was also his fifth career kickoff return touchdown and his ninth career special teams touchdown, moving him ahead of Vanover for the Chiefs all-time lead in each category.

The five-year veteran has returned 57 kickoffs for 1,458 yards (25.6 avg.) and 20 punts for 226 yards (11.3 avg.) so far in 2004. Hall’s 57 kickoff returns are tied as the top single-season mark in team history, while his 1,458 kickoff return yards are just 20 yards short of the top spot. He ranks second in the AFC and fifth in the NFL with a 25.6 kickoff return average. He ranks first in team history with 231 kickoff returns and 5,617 kickoff returns.


The Texas A&M product was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week four consecutive weeks in 2003 when he returned a kick for a touchdown an NFL record four straight games. Hall scored on a 100-yard and a 97-yard kickoff return vs. Pittsburgh (9/14/03) and at Baltimore (9/28/03) respectively. He also had a 73-yard punt return at Houston (9/21/03) and added a 93 yarder vs. Denver (10/5/03).

Rain Man
12-22-2004, 11:13 AM
If Hall could play Denver every week, I bet the Hall of Fame would have to create an exemption from that "five years retired" rule.

Of course, we'd have no defensive linemen after the third week in that scenario, since they'd all be in casts from cheap shots, so I guess it's good that we don't play Denver every week.

ROYC75
12-22-2004, 11:14 AM
Props to Dante Hall !

alpha_omega
12-22-2004, 11:23 AM
:clap:

bricks
12-22-2004, 11:27 AM
I love it. Just knowing the fact that we have a Donkey killer on our team. :drool:

Bob Dole
12-22-2004, 11:28 AM
It was also his fifth career kickoff return touchdown and his ninth career special teams touchdown, moving him ahead of Vanover for the Chiefs all-time lead in each category.

And finally, Bob Dole's ongoing argument with Phoney Gonzalez comes to a close.

SCOREBOARD, BITCH!

InChiefsHell
12-22-2004, 11:47 AM
He ranks second in the AFC and fifth in the NFL with a 25.6 kickoff return average. He ranks first in team history with 231 kickoff returns and 5,617 kickoff returns.
Who the hell has better numbers that Dante right now? I mean, you never hear about anyone but him. I just figured he was leading the league...

Course, with our shitty D, he probably has more attempts than most, which screws the pooch on his return average...

Lzen
12-22-2004, 12:38 PM
Good for Dante. It seemed to me that earlier in the season, he was struggling. With several new guys on special teams, he just wasn't getting any blocking on returns. Glad to see they've got it down now. :)

Lzen
12-22-2004, 12:46 PM
Who the hell has better numbers that Dante right now? I mean, you never hear about anyone but him. I just figured he was leading the league...

Course, with our shitty D, he probably has more attempts than most, which screws the pooch on his return average...

Willy Ponder - NY Giants - 29 KRs for 811 yards - Avg. 28.0 - 1 TD
Terrance McGee - Buffalo - 45 KRs for 1199 yards - Avg. 26.6 - 3 TD
Eddie Drummond - Detroit - 41 KRs for 1092 yards - Avg. 26.6 - 2 TD
Torrie Cox - Tampa Bay - 26 KRs for 675 yards - Avg. 26. - 0 TD
Dante Hall - Kansas City - 57 KRs for 1458 yards - Avg. 25.6 - 2 TD

NFL.com Kick Return leaders (http://www.nfl.com/stats/leaders/NFL/KRET/2004/regular)

CHIEF4EVER
12-22-2004, 12:59 PM
Just think, if Dante wouldn't have returned it 97 yards for a TD on an obvious block in the back the score would only have been 38-17 or so. oh, wait a minute.......:D

Thig Lyfe
12-22-2004, 01:50 PM
Awesome. Who else can return at least 2 TDs for three straight years? 3 in 2002, 4 in 2003, and 2 more in 2004!

Here's to getting a tenth for Christmas!!!

InChiefsHell
12-22-2004, 02:57 PM
DOnt for get the one in the playoffs against the Colts...

tk13
12-22-2004, 03:01 PM
Who the hell has better numbers that Dante right now? I mean, you never hear about anyone but him. I just figured he was leading the league...

Course, with our shitty D, he probably has more attempts than most, which screws the pooch on his return average...
Don't forget teams actually game plan for him more than any other return man in the league I would imagine. I remember hearing on TV that the week of the Patriots game, Bill Belichick spent one entire film session of practice solely on containing Dante Hall...