Hall, John

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John Hall was a kicker for the New York Jets from 1997 to 2002.

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Background and college

Born March 17, 1974 in Port Charlotte, Florida, Hall kicked for Port Charlotte High School and played college football for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in consumer science.

NFL Career

As a Jet

He signed as a rookie free agent to the New York Jets in 1997 and started his NFL career by kicking a 55 yard field goal in the opening day 41-3 win over Seattle. Hall would set an NFL record for touchbacks with 29 that season. In February 1998 he was arrested and charged with marijuana possession. Despite having a good leg, Hall proved to be very erratic. In 2000, after Hall botched a 35-yard field goal that could have tied the game against Detroit in Week 16, Al Groh signed Brett Conway. Groh deactivated Hall on the Friday night before the Baltimore game, after giving Conway three days of practice to persuade him that he could handle the job. In the season ending defeat against the Ravens, Conway kicked both field goal attempts and both extra points, while Hall played basketball at home. It looked like the end of his Jets career, but Herman Edwards brought Hall back for 2001. Hall's 53-yard field goal with 59 seconds left in the final regular season game against Oakland clinched a 2001 playoff berth for the Jets. But in 2002, he had six kicks blocked, half of which were firmly laid at his feet by special teams coach Mike Westhoff.

After the Jets

In 2003, in the Great Jetskins Raid, Hall, along with fellow Jets Laveranues Coles, Chad Morton and Randy Thomas joined the Washington Redskins. Hall remained erratic. Although he had his most accurate season in 2005, connecting on 86% of his kicks, he also missed a crucial field goal, well within his range, in the Redskins' divisional playoff defeat against the Seattle Seahawks. He was placed on the injured reserve list for the 2006 season with a strained groin and a strained quadriceps muscle in his leg. The Redskins released Hall on March 7, 2007, and he is currently a free agent.

Statistics

Regular season

 
Season FG/FGA FG Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long PAT PAT Pct Pts
1997 28/41 68.3 1/1 10/11 11/17 2/6 4/6 55 36/36 100 120
1998 25/35 71.4 0/0 9/9 9/13 6/10 1/3 54 45/46 99.4 120
1999 27/33 81.8 0/0 3/4 17/17 7/12 0/0 48 30/30 100 111
2000 21/32 65.6 0/0 8/9 6/8 6/12 1/3 51 30/30 100 93
2001 24/31 77.4 1/1 8/8 5/7 7/9 3/6 53 32/32 100 104
2002 24/31 77.4 0/0 9/9 9/11 6/10 0/1 46 35/37 94.6 107
Total 149/203 73.4 1/1 19/20 20/23 13/18 3/7 54 208/211 98.6 655

Playoffs

 
Season FG/FGA FG Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long PAT PAT Pct Pts
1998 3/4 75.0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0/1 1/1 52 5/5 100 20
2001 1/3 33.3 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/3 0/0 45 3/3 100 6
2002 3/4 75.0 0/0 0/0 2/2 1/2 0/0 41 6/6 100 15
Total 7/11 63.6 0/0 0/0 4/4 2/6 1/1 37 14/14 100 41
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