Emanuel Hall

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Emanuel Hall
No. 80 – Washington Redskins
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-21) May 21, 1997 (age 22)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Centennial
(Franklin, Tennessee)
College:Missouri
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-Team All-SEC (2018)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Emanuel Hall (born May 21, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Missouri, and was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

High School career[edit]

An extremely athletic wide out with great hands and a great vertical, his potential as a game-breaking playmaker is what caught the eye of the Missouri coaching staff. Dubbed as one of the top recruits in the state of Tennessee by Rivals, Emanuel was a Tennessee All-State selection after an outstanding senior season which included 47 receptions for 889 yards and 12 touchdowns, going for a healthy 18.9 yards per catch. He chose Missouri over offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Cincinnati among others. Emanuel was also an incredible track and field athlete as well, leaping has high as 6-8 in the high jump while winning the Tennessee state championship. Additionally, he won two AAU Junior Olympic track gold medals in 2011, taking first nationally in both the pentathlon and high jump.[1]

College career[edit]

In his first season, Emanuel was one of eight true freshman to see playing time. He finished the season with eight receptions for 64 yards on the season, including a long of 14 yards against Mississippi State.

In 2016, he finished his sophomore season with 19 catches for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He began the season grabbing his first catch in Mizzou's season opener against West Virginia. In Mizzou's home opener against Eastern Michigan, he went on to grab three more passes for 90 yards including a career long 49-yard TD reception. In career day against Deleware State, he hauled in seven receptions for 122 yards and a highlight reel touchdown during Mizzou's win over Delaware State. He finished the season catching three passes for 40 yards against Middle Tennessee, and one pass each against Kentucky and Tennessee on the road.

In 2017, Hall emerged as a big-play wideout, becoming one of the nation's elite deep ball threats. He finished the season with 33 receptions for 817 yards and eight touchdowns, with six of them coming from 50 yards out or longer. His eight scores went for an average length of 49.5 yards, including scores of 20, 31, 50, 55, 56, 58, 63 and 63 yards, and his per-catch average on the year of 24.8 ranked as the best in the SEC and was second nationally among all receivers. Despite battling a hamstring injury early in the season that limited him to just five total receptions in Mizzou's first four games, but when he got healthy, he quickly made an impact, as he had consecutive highly-productive road games at Kentucky (four catches, 129 yards, one touchdown) and at Georgia (four catches, 141 yards, two touchdowns) to give the Mizzou offense a big spark. He finished the season with five games of 100 yards receiving or more, including 113 (five receptions) against Florida, 111 yards and two scores (on just two catches) at Arkansas and 102 yards and two scores (five catches) versus Tennessee. Led all SEC players in league games only with his seven touchdowns, while his 82.8 yards per game in receiving yards during league play ranked as second-best.[1]

In his final season with Mizzou, Hall faced the most adversity of his career, losing his father unexpectedly early in the season and battling a lingering groin injury. He started the season posting back-to-back games of 170+ receiving yards to open the season, becoming the first Tiger to do so since Danario Alexander in 2009. Hall had 171 yards on just four catches with a season-high two touchdowns in the season-opener vs. UT Martin, and hauled in 10 more catches against Wyoming, totaling another 171 yards and a touchdown. Battled through a groin injury to catch four passes for 88 yards at Purdue, including a 26-yard strike in the fourth quarter that set up the game-winning score.[1] Hall finished his career at Mizzou in the Liberty Bowl where he had 72 yards on two catches, putting him over 2,000 receiving yards in his career. He became the 10th Mizzou pass catcher to haul in more than 2,000 career yards.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Year School Conference Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 Missouri SEC FR WR 6 8 64 8.0 0
2016 Missouri SEC SO WR 8 19 307 16.2 2
2017 Missouri SEC JR WR 10 33 817 24.8 8
2018 Missouri SEC SR WR 8 37 828 22.4 6
CAREER Missouri 97 2016 20.8 16

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Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, Hall signed with the Chicago Bears.[4] He was waived on August 13, 2019.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On August 14, 2019, Hall was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[5] On August 31, 2019, Hall was waived by the Buccaneers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] On September 16, 2019, Hall was released by the Buccaneers.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On December 18, 2019, Hall was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad.[8] He was signed to a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on December 30, 2019.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Emanuel Hall Bio Mizzou Tigers".
  2. ^ "No. 23 Mizzou Football Falls in 60th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl".
  3. ^ "Career Stats Emanuel Hall".
  4. ^ Woodroof, Cory (April 27, 2019). "Centennial grad Emanuel Hall signs UFDA contract with Chicago Bears". brentwoodhomepage.com. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (August 14, 2019). "Bucs Claim WR Emanuel Hall". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (August 31, 2019). "Spence, Santos Among Final Cuts to Get Bucs' Roster to 53". Buccaneers.com.
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (September 1, 2019). "Beckner, Fitzgerald Return as Bucs Start Forming Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com.
  8. ^ "Redskins Promote DB Maurice Smith; Sign WR Emanuel Hall To Practice Squad". Redskins.com. December 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Redskins Sign Multiple Players To Reserve/Future Contracts". Redskins.com. December 30, 2019.

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