The Eagles today announced they have signed WR Chad Hall to a three-year contract. Hall, 23, is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and has spent the past two years serving as a second lieutenant at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, UT, after a prolific collegiate career.
A three-year letterman at Air Force, Hall (5-8, 180) was a triple threat in his college career at running back, receiver and returner. He was named the Mountain West Conference offensive player of the year as a senior in 2007 after becoming the only player in the nation to lead his team in rushing yards (1,478), receiving yards (524 on 50 catches) and all-purpose yards (2,683), while adding 16 total touchdowns (15 rushing, one receiving). A first-team all-conference selection that season, Hall led the conference and ranked third nationally with 208.7 all-purpose yards per game.
In addition, he broke school records for most rushing yards (275) and all-purpose yards (333) in a game, both done vs. Army on November 3. Hall finished his career as the school's all-time leader with 4,098 all-purpose yards (2,606 rushing, 780 receiving, 712 return). He also posted 77 career receptions and 24 total touchdowns (21 rushing, three receiving).
Hall will add competition at wide receiver and could make an impact as a kick returner. Check the home page of PhiladelphiaEagles.com later for a full interview with Hall.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 2:47 p.m., March 11