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|Born:||April 3, 1940|
|Died:||December 14, 2017 77) (aged|
|High school:|| Salesianum School |
|NFL Draft:||1962 / Round: 7 / Pick: 94|
|AFL draft:||1962 / Round: 22 / Pick: 172|
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|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
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In 1980, Hall was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. He died on December 14, 2017.
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