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Green Bay Packers 2010 Player Evaluations — Offense — Korey Hall

1) Introduction: A former linebacker at Boise State, Korey Hall was converted to fullback by the Packers after they selected him in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. Hall started 10 games in his rookie season, and caught eight passes for 49 yards while contributing on special teams. Over the next two seasons however, Hall only started a combined 10 games at fullback and dealt with a number of injuries. Durability has been a concern, and Hall missed 12 games in his first three seasons (2007-’09).

His signature moment might be when he caught his first and only touchdown of his career in Week 1 of the 2008 season against the Minnesota Vikings. Hall’s catch was also the first touchdown pass for Aaron Rodgers as the Packers starting quarterback.  Interestingly enough, Hall has never carried the ball in his 48 career games in Green Bay.

2) Profile:

Korey Dean Hall

Position: LB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 230 lbs.

Born: August 5, 1983 in Mountain Home, ID
College: Boise State (school history)    (Hall college stats)
Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 6th round (192nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

3) Expectations coming into the season for that player: Low. Hall is probably the least-known and least-respected member of the Packers fullback trio, and there were few people who were talking about him coming into the season. Many suspected the physical blocking of Quinn Johnson to take hold of the fullback position, and John Kuhn was considered a more versatile offensive player.

However, that didn’t mean that Hall was without value coming into the season.

He’s never contributed much offensively, but Hall is an underrated and important part of the Packers special teams unit. From 2007-2009, Hall led the Packers in special teams tackles. The unit has struggled over those years, but Hall was expected to contribute to the turnaround of the special teams.

4) Player’s highlights/lowlights: As a player who touched the ball twice the entire season (two catches for 11 yards), very few highlights or lowlights exist for Hall. Even so, his 17 special teams tackles led the team.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Hall began the season as the Packers starting fullback, but his playing time slowly gave way to John Kuhn and  Quinn Johnson. While limited offensively, Hall found other ways to help the Packers during the 2010 season. He was arguably the Packers most important special teams player behind Jarrett Bush, and his 17 tackles on that unit led the team.

6) Player’s contributions during the 6-win end-of-season run: Almost zero. Hall played in only two games during the stretch (vs. New York, vs. Pittsburgh), and his two-yard catch in the Super Bowl was the only stat he registered. In all fairness to Hall, a lingering knee injury hampered him during the final run.

Finally, the Packers chose not to tender Hall after the season, making him an unrestricted free agent once (or if) the NFL and the NFLPA agree on a new CBA.

Season Report Card:

(B-) Level of expectations met during the season
(C+) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(D) Contributions to team’s success during the playoff run (last 6 games)

Overall Grade for the year: C-

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Zach Kruse is a 23-year-old sports journalist with a passion for the Green Bay Packers. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is working on his journalism degree, while also covering prep sports for The Dunn Co. News.

You can read more of Zach's Packers articles on AllGreenBayPackers.com.

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4 Responses to “Green Bay Packers 2010 Player Evaluations — Offense — Korey Hall”

  1. FireMMNow says:

    Is there REALLY a need to have Korey Hall on our team? What would have more impact for the Packers, a punt returner that would not put their best DB in peril and possibly change field positions, or a third FB who is an above average guy on coverage units? Please TT, do not bring back 3 FBs again. I know you do not like carrying a return guy that does not contribute to other areas, but Korey Hall is basically just a special teamer as well. Kuhn and Johnson could handle all of the blocking duties if Hall is gone. If you feel like you need help on special teams hire a better ST coach.

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    • Jersey Al Jersey Al says:

      I’m no fan of the 3FBs, but Hall did lead the Packers in special teams tackles last season.

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    • Zack says:

      Why make a case against a guy that is helping the team? I haven’t seen his salary but I can say with some confidence that I don’t think we’re breaking the bank for him. I don’t care whatthey classify him as. If he consistantly leads special teams in tackles then he’s doing something right. BtTW AL, just a heads up the text box is extending all the way accross the screen past the ads and links so I can’t see half of what I’m typing

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