Air Force alum and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Chad Hall has to describe the ending to his first season in the NFL as bittersweet only because it ended in such disappointing fashion. Outside maybe a deeper run into the playoffs, Hall couldn’t have imagined a much better start to his NFL career.
Considered a long shot by most to even make the Eagles practice squad, Hall took advantage of injuries in the Eagles wide receiver corps and made the active roster, suiting up for his first NFL regular season game Oct. 10 against the San Francisco 49ers. He caught one pass for nine yards in his first game.
The diminutive receiver, who stands 5′ 8″ and weighs 187 pounds, finished the season with 11 receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown. His best game was undoubtedly the regular season finale, when he tallied six catches for 84 yards, including his first and only touchdown of the season, which was punctuated with a “Linc leap.”
Not a season statistics line that will have NFL GMs falling over themselves trying to sign Hall, but it’s damn impressive for an undrafted service academy graduate who spent the past two years out of football. The maintenance officer sat out two years to fill his service commitment and will continue to serve as a reservist.
We’re working now to speak with Hall to get a wrap up on his first season in the NFL. Leave any questions you want answered in the comments box or e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.