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Rashard Hall

School

Clemson

Position
Safety
Major
Marketing

Classroom

Hall graduated in just over three years, just the second Tiger football player to do so, with a degree in marketing. He received the Athletic Director’s Award, which is given to a student-athlete for being on the honor roll every semester. Hall is a two-time Academic All-ACC Selection and three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Hall has also completed several different internships throughout his time at Clemson. He completed an internship with Coca-Cola where he was able to experience a wide-range of jobs from the day-to-day nine to five workers to the top executives in the company and see how their daily routines differ. Hall also completed an internship with Clemson Tigers Sports Properties, where he assisted in their marketing and signage and helped work with clients. He is currently doing an internship with National College Players Association (NCPA) in order to help student-athletes gain more rights within the realm of NCAA regulations.

Character

After red-shirting in 2008, Hall played in all 14 games in 2009 and won the team’s Renwich-Flanders Most Improved Award for that season as a credit to his work ethic. He was also named Defensive Co-Rookie-of-the-Year in 2009 as voted on by the Clemson coaching staff. In 2010, he won the Hustle Award for the defense. He, along with a fellow student, started the Brian Askew Memorial Scholarship in an effort to help minorities receive more scholarship money at Clemson University.

Community

In the past three seasons, Hall has contributed a significant amount of time to community service. During the 2009-10 academic year, he participated in four different community service events. Those events included visiting the National Health Care Nursing Home facility, visting Stone Academy, and participating in Relay for Life. In 2010-11, Hall participated in six different community service events that included volunteering at Helping Hands and a visit to the Children’s Oncology Center. In 2011-12, he made three different community service appearances that entailed a visit to Perry Correctional Facility, a visit to Clemson Elementary School and a visit to Anderson Interfaith Ministries. Overall, Hall has completed 21.5 hours of community service during the past three academic years.

Competition

Hall has started 31 of 40 games played in three his seasons at Clemson. He has played in two ACC Championship Games and three bowl games in those three seasons. Hall has 10 career interceptions, which is second-most among active ACC players and first among current Tigers. He is one of just four players in Clemson history to have an interception in four consecutive games. He led the Tigers in tackles in 2011 with 89 and played the second-most snaps by a defensive player. He was also fifth on the team in tackles in 2010 with 65 and sixth in 2009 with 63 tackles. Hall led the Tigers with 8 tackles including a tackle for loss in the 2011 ACC Championship Game that Clemson won 38-10.