DeAngelo Hall last wore a Virginia Tech uniform in the 2003 regular season, and he’s been collecting an NFL paycheck since. On Monday, those days finally came to an end.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hall announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NFL at age 34.
Originally the No. 8 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Hall was selected to the Pro Bowl three times during his career and intercepted 43 passes, which made him the active NFL leader until Monday. He ranks 63rd in NFL history.
Hall spent four seasons with the Falcons before spending half a season with the Oakland Raiders and then finished his career with the Washington Redskins. During his career, he earned just under $76.5 million.
While at Virginia Tech, Hall was a speedy (4.34-second 40-yard dash) and feisty cornerback who earned All-America honors as a junior in 2003. He was also a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back.
In three seasons in Blacksburg, Hall recorded 190 tackles and 8 interceptions while also catching 7 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown on offense. He had 5 punt returns for a touchdown.
Hall was injury-prone during the latter stages of his career, playing in just 22 games in his final four seasons. Still, it was a remarkable career.