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George Hall
George Hall

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Groton, Conn.

High School:
Fitch

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 243

Position:
Linebacker



Career: Has 23 lifetime starts at linebacker, tied for most by current Purdue defensive player with defensive end Anthony Spencer.

2005: Named to Butkus Award watch list (nation's best linebacker) ... started all 11 games ... ranked second on team with 77 tackles (40 solo, 37 assists), including 2.0 for loss ... tied for third on squad with three pass breakups ... recorded nine tackles (3 solo, 6 assists), including 1.0 for loss, to go with career-high two pass breakups vs. Akron on Sept. 10 ... had season-high 11 tackles on three occasions -- vs. Iowa on Oct. 8, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 15 and at Penn State on Oct. 29 ... came up with career-high eight solo tackles in Iowa game.

2004: Received team's Pit Bull Award -- Defense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring season ... also received Hammer Award (outstanding hitter) for second straight year ... named honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... started all 12 games ... topped team with two interceptions ... ranked second on squad with 92 tackles (53 solo, 39 assists), including 6.0 for loss and 1.0 sack ... had four pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... returned one kickoff for eight yards ... recorded 11 tackles (2 solo, 9 assists) and career-high tying one pass breakup at Illinois on Sept. 25 ... finished with career-high 13 tackles (6 solo, 7 assists) at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 ... came up with first career interception vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 16 ... had 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists) vs. Michigan on Oct. 23 ... registered career-high two tackles for loss at Iowa on Nov. 6 ... had second interception vs. Ohio State on Nov. 13 ... recovered fumble vs. Indiana on Nov. 20.

2003: Received team's Hammer Award (outstanding hitter) for spring season ... appeared in all 13 games, including one start ... had 13 tackles (9 solo, 4 assists), including 2.0 for loss ... had two kickoff returns for 19 yards (9.5 average) ... both returns came vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 6 ... recorded season-high five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists), including 1.0 for loss, vs. Arizona on Sept. 20 ... started at fullback at Ohio State on Nov. 15 ... had three tackles, including 1.0 for loss, at Indiana on Nov. 22.

2002: Did not play ... received team's Verle H. Campbell Scout Team Award -- Defense.

High School: Ranked as No. 37 strongside defensive end in nation by Rivals.com and No. 8 player in New England by SuperPrep ... two-time first team all-state honoree ... first team All-Hartford Courant selection as senior after amassing 100 tackles and rushing for 600 yards and 12 touchdowns as a fullback ... played for back-to-back state championship teams as sophomore and junior ... coach was Mike Emery.

Personal: Given name is George Alfred Hall Jr. ... born Aug. 2, 1984 ... law and society major ... enjoys playing all sports.