In his three seasons at Virginia Tech, DeAngelo Hall was a force to be reckoned with.
Hall's career with the Hokies couldn't have started any better than him intercepting a pass in his first game as a true freshman against Connecticut. Hall would create many more memorable moments after that before choosing to head to the NFL after his junior season.
Hall may be gone from Blacksburg, Va., but he'll never be forgotten, especially now that he's going to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, as the school announced over the weekend.
Hall is one of six honorees that will be inducted during a Hall of Fame dinner on Virginia Tech's campus on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, which is the night before Virginia Tech takes on Boston College at Lane Stadium. The inductees will be introduced to fans at halftime of the game.
Hall was one of the most versatile players to ever suit up for the Hokies. In his 35 games with Virginia Tech, Hall had 172 total tackles and eight interceptions – one of which he returned for a touchdown. Hall also returned 53 punts for 786 yards and four touchdowns.
In addition, Hall caught seven passes for 86 yards and one touchdown, and rushed twice for 21 yards and one touchdown. Hall was also a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist in his junior season, an honor given to the top cornerback in the nation. Hall still holds or shares the school record for punt returns for a touchdown in a game, in a season [three], and in a career [five].