|No. 29 – Houston Texans|
May 30, 1992 |
Port Allen, Louisiana
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Port Allen (LA)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 216|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2017|
Andre Jeroy Hal, Jr. (born May 30, 1992) is an American football safety for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Vanderbilt.
Hal attended Port Allen High School in Port Allen, Louisiana, where he was a senior captain and a four-year starter at defensive back. As a senior, he helped lead his team to the district title and advance to first round of 3A state playoffs. He collected 53 total tackles and four INTs as senior, earning first team 3A All-State honors after returning five kickoffs for scores, and contributing with three TD receptions on offense. He also was a member of the school’s track and field team, and was part of the 3A state champion 4x200-meter relay foursome that also set the state record.
Hal attended Vanderbilt University, where he played with the Commodores football team from 2010 to 2013. As a true freshman in 2010, he appeared in all 12 games, and started two games late into the season, finishing with 15 total tackles and also averaged 23.6 yards on 11 kickoff returns. In 2011, he recorded 21 tackles, and as kickoff returner, he averaged 23.8 yards, collecting 738 yards on 31 returns, including a 96-yard TD return against Georgia. In 2012, he started all 13 games, registering 48 total tackles, two interceptions and a team leading 14 passes defended. As a senior in 2013, Hal earned second-team All-SEC honors. He finished with 49 total tackles, including 6.5 for loss, three interceptions, a fumble recovery, and an SEC leading 18 passes defended.
In 2015, Hal played in all 16 games with 11 starts at free safety, recording 36 tackles, 10 passes defensed and four interceptions.
In 2016, Hal played in 15 games with 11 starts, recording 48 tackles, 7 passes defensed and two interceptions.
On August 31, 2017, Hal signed a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Texans.
- Andre Hal – Yahoo Sports
- Matthews, Johnson, Ladler, Hal on Coaches' All-SEC team
- Sidhu, Deepi (May 10, 2014). "Texans select CB Andre Hal". HoustonTexans.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Williams, Charean (August 31, 2017). "Andre Hal gets three years, $15 million extension". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.