Lemanski Hall

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Lemanski Hall
No. 51, 53, 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-11-24) 24 November 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth: Valley, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Valley (AL)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Lemanski Hall (born November 24, 1970) is a former American football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Houston/Tennessee Oilers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football for the University of Alabama.

Early years[edit]

Hall attended Valley High School where he played quarterback, running back, linebacker and defensive back. He was a teammate of John Copeland, Josh Evans and Marcus Pollard. As a senior, he rushed for 1,110 yards, 20 touchdowns and also had 20 interceptions, receiving All-State honors at the end of the year.

He played for the University of Alabama from 1990–1993. As a freshman, he registered 16 special teams tackles. The next year he was converted from strong safety to outside linebacker. He would eventually become a two-year starter, an All-Southeastern Conference selection and a part of the 1992 National Championship team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Oilers[edit]

Hall was selected by the Houston Oilers in the seventh round (220th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. He was a core special teams player, with his only 2 starts coming in the 1997 season.

On September 1, 1998, he was traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for seventh round selection (#213-Mike Green).[2]

Chicago Bears[edit]

He played the 1998 season with the Chicago Bears mainly on special teams, registering 18 special teams tackles (second on the team).[3] He was released on September 5, 1999.[4]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On October 27, 1999, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. Despite not joining the team until the eighth week of the season, he finished with 14 special teams tackles.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On February 23, 2000, the Minnesota Vikings signed him as a free agent and was named the starter at strongside linebacker.[5] After a fracture of the medial orbital wall behind his right eye during training camp, he was waived/injured on September 1, 2002, and later re-signed on September 11.

Personal life[edit]

Hall is a fitness instructor at The Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee.[6]