|St. Louis Rams — No. 82|
|Wide receiver / Return specialist|
|Date of birth: September 20, 1978|
|Place of birth: Lufkin, Texas|
|Height: 5 ft 8 in (1. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football A Return Specialist is a player in American football and Canadian football who specializes in returning punts and kicks. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. The population was 32709 at the 2000 census making Lufkin the 76th largest city in Texas A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 73 m)||Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)|
|National Football League debut|
|2000 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|College: Texas A&M|
|NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Selected NFL statistics|
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
|Stats at NFL.com|
Damieon Dante Hall (born September 20, 1978 in Lufkin, Texas) nicknamed "X-Man", "The X-factor", "The Human Torch" and "The Human Joystick" is a National Football League kick returner, punt returner, and wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU, is a Coeducational public Research University located in College Station The NFL Draft is an annual Sports draft in which NFL teams select newly-eligible players for their rosters The 2000 National Football League Draft was held on April 15 and April 16 2000 The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. The population was 32709 at the 2000 census making Lufkin the 76th largest city in Texas The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. In American and Canadian football, a kick returner ( KR) is the player on Special teams who is primarily responsible to catch Kickoffs Punt returner ( PR) is a position on Special teams in American football. A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St He was a fifth round draft pick out of Texas A&M University by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2000 NFL Draft. Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU, is a Coeducational public Research University located in College Station The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. The 2000 National Football League Draft was held on April 15 and April 16 2000 He was traded by the Chiefs to the St. Louis Rams on April 25, 2007 for the Rams' third and fifth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St Events 1607 - Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The 2007 National Football League Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29 2007 
Hall played high school football for Nimitz High School in Harris County, Texas (near Houston). High school football is one of most popular interscholastic sports at High schools in the United States and the second most popular in Canada. Chester W Nimitz Senior High School is a public secondary school made up of two campuses located in unincorporated Harris County, Harris County is a County located in the US state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area
He played for Texas A&M University as a tailback and kick/punt returner. His 4,707 all-purpose yards place him second in school history behind Darren Lewis. See also Darren Lewis (musician Darren Joel Lewis (born August 28, 1967 in Berkeley California) is a former Center fielder 
The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Dante Hall in the fifth-round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut on September 24, 2000 as a kick/punt returner. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. In five games he returned 17 kickoffs for 358 yards and six punts for 37 yards. 
He spent the spring of 2001 playing in NFL Europe for the Scottish Claymores as a wide receiver. NFL Europa was an American football league which operated in Europe from 1991 until 2007. The Scottish Claymores ( Scotland in Box scores were an American football team from Scotland. He led the league with 26 kickoff returns for 635 yards and was second in punt returns with 15 for 177 yards and second in combined net yards with 1,286. 
In 2002, Dante had his first NFL touchdown off a 60-yard reception at the New York Jets on October 6, 2002. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Hall returned 1 kickoff and 2 punts for touchdowns. His two touchdowns off punt returns tied him for first in Chief franchise history. The 2002 NFL season earned Dante his first NFL Pro Bowl, being selected as a kick returner. The 2002 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 83rd one played by the major professional American football league in the United  Dante Hall became the second player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt return for a touchdown in the same game.
In 2003, Hall returned a kickoff or a punt for a touchdown four games in a row, which is an NFL record.  The most memorable moment of his career came against the Denver Broncos in which he reversed direction 2 times to evade the entire special teams unit. The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time Hall was named to the 2004 Pro Bowl as a kick/punt returner for his second time. The 2004 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played in front of 50127 on February 8, 2004 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu Hawaii. 
In 2004, Hall touched the ball eight times for 242 yards vs. the San Diego Chargers on November 28, 2004. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " His six kickoff returns for 233 yards with a 96-yard touchdown in the game set a career-high. On December 19, 2004, he returned the opening kickoff 97-yards for a touchdown. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. This touchdown made him the Chiefs' franchise leader in career kickoff return touchdowns and career special teams touchdowns. During the 2004 NFL season, Hall set single-season Chiefs' franchise records with 68 kickoff returns and career-high 1,718 kickoff return yards. The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 85th season for the major professional American football league in the United States 
In 2005, in a memorable game against the Denver Broncos, Hall appeared to be on his way to a sure kickoff return for a touchdown, but he surprisingly fumbled the ball without being touched by a defensive player. The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. However, Hall made up for his mistake by returning a different kickoff for a touchdown later in the game. With a touchdown on a kickoff return against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 2, 2005, he tied four players, among them Ollie Matson and Gale Sayers, for the most career kickoff return touchdowns, with six. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ollie Genoa Matson II (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity Texas) is a former professional American football Running back who played in the Gale Eugene Sayers (b May 30 1943, Wichita Kansas) also known as "The Kansas Comet", was a professional football player This was also his 10th kick return TD, placing him third in that category behind Brian Mitchell (13) and Eric Metcalf (12). Brian Keith Mitchell (born August 18, 1968 in Fort Polk, Louisiana) is a former American football player who played Running back Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a former American football Running back and Wide
In 2006, Hall had two kickoffs for 86 yards and three punts for seven yards in Week 12 vs. the Denver Broncos on November 23, 2006. Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. This gamed made him the sixth player to have 10,000 career kick return yards. Dante played his second postseason game at Indianapolis on January 6, 2007. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  In a rematch from the 2003 Divisional Playoffs.
In 2007, Hall was traded along with a third-round draft pick to the St. Louis Rams for their third and fifth-round draft pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. During this time his forty yard dash was recorded as a 4. 21. Hall tied Metcalf on September 30, 2007 against the Dallas Cowboys with his 12th return for a touchdown. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National On October 7, Hall injured his ankle vs. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) the Arizona Cardinals, making him miss four games. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. He further aggravated his ankle on November 25 vs. Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the the Seattle Seahawks and was placed on injured reserve. The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle Washington, USA 
Dante Hall is the co-author of Dante Hall: X-Factor, a book that details his journey from Texas A&M running back to one of the best kick returners in the NFL. A running back ( RB) is the position of a player on an American or Canadian football team who usually lines up in the offensive backfield. He is mentioned in Lil Wayne's song "Dipset (Reppin Time)" in the line "I'm like Dante Hall, I just throw up the X. Dwayne Michael Carter Jr (born September 27 1982 better known by his Stage name Lil Wayne, is an American Rapper. "
Dante Hall has established many nicknames in his career, perhaps the most well know being "The X-factor", referring to how whenever he scored a touchdown he would cross his forearms to resemble an x. X is the twenty-fourth letter in the modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English is spelled ex or occasionally ecks (ɛks plural exes Hall's other nicknames include "The Human Glowstick", referring to the agility he showed during returns, and "The Human Torch", referring to his speed.