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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dalton Hall, K, Tuskegee University

Dalton Hall of Tuskegee has a big leg!

  • Name: Dalton Hall
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 280
  • Position: Kicker/Punter
  • College: Tuskegee University
  • Twitter: @DaltonHall99
Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
  • I am from a small town in South Carolina called Hartsville. What I love about it is that it is a Football town and I’ve been fortunate enough to keep in touch with some of my HS coaches. we may be a small town but nobody wants to play against the Red Foxes.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  •  I’ve never really thought about it but when training we workout first, then practice our kicking, then study the film we got from the day. They go hand in hand, and each have a specific use that all ties together to help make you a great athlete.
What do you worry about, and why?
  • I worry most about my family and my future family. Everything I do is to help better my life and the people’s lives around me.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  • My first year at Tuskegee I had a game winning kick blocked, and I told myself I never wanted to let my team down again so I worked on it and then when my next opportunity to help decide the outcome of the game came around I was successful in making the game tying kick as time expired and we ended up winning the game in overtime.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
  • “You are willing to sacrifice anything to win and be the best you possibly can regardless of the situation” – Johnny Fuentes, Tuskegee Long Snapper
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
  • Joe Blue from Newberry.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
  • I would want to be an Actor or a Private Kicking/Punting coach
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
  • Room because I can’t stand my room being messy.
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  • I’m going to save my family member.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  • Michael Scott, he definitely thinks outside the box and some of the things he says and does seem crazy but mostly all had good reasons/intentions too. While he was funny he was a good leader for the most part.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  • Having 2 knee surgeries on my left knee in HS and having to learn to only Kick with my right leg. I could always kick with both but I always felt more comfortable with my left. That’s why I kick right footed but still punt left footed.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
  • During homecoming one year it was raining and I fell on my face during my follow through on one of my kickoffs.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
  • Easy, kicking the game tying field goal as time expired against Morehouse and we won in overtime.
What song best describes your work ethic?
  • “Remember this” by NF

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
  • Your mind, you have to be Mentally tough.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
  •  Kurt Cobain, Nirvana is my favorite band of all time.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
  • I wouldn’t open a dance club.
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
  • I don’t pay attention to that kind of stuff, everyone out there is working their tails off trying to feed their families.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
  • Respected, there are so many short term people that will come in and out of your life. The ones that truly matter and last will be the ones that respect you.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  • Rob Bironas, he passed away during his career. I feel he had the potential to be one of the all time greats.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
  • Both, but I play because I love to win.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
  • My parents, they’ve molded me since I was a child to be the person I am today. They taught me work ethic and that you have to work hard for anything and everything you want.

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