Skip Myslenski reports on the mentality of a group that returns seven starters
2013: Redshirt junior ... Made four tackles vs. Michigan ... Notched a career-high six tackles, at Nebraska, all in the first half ... Credited with four tackles at Wisconsin ... Registered first career interception against the Badgers ... Credited with two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Syracuse ... Made two tackles at Cal.
2012: Appeared in nine games on special teams while earning a role on defense in the nickel package ... Totaled five tackles on the year ... Recorded a pass breakup in the end zone in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl win vs. Mississippi State.
2011: Played in 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Made three total tackles.
2010: Did not see action.
High School:SuperPrep All-Midwest Region, Rivals.com All-Region and PrepStar All-Midwest region wide receiver ... Ranked 91st nationally among all wide receivers by Rivals.com and 85th among all players in the Midwest Region (six states) by SuperPrep ... Ranked 43rd among all players in Ohio by Rivals.com and fourth-best wide receiver in the state ... Slowed with an ankle injury much of his senior season and only played in three full games ... As a junior, caught 47 passes for 950 yards and 12 TD's ... As a defensive back, had 85 tackles and five interceptions in 2008 ... Averaged 22.3 yards per catch in three games in 2009 ... Helped the Cougars win the Ohio state championship his junior year when they finished 15-0 ... Southview went 11-2 his sophomore year, 7-3 his senior year ... Three-year starter ... First-team all-Northern Lakes League, first-team all-district, All-Toledo Bladeand All-Ohio special mention ... Named to state's all-academic team ... Also lettered in track and basketball ... Coached by Jim Mayzes.
Personal: Born James Charles Hall ... Son of James and Lori Hall ... Father played football at Toledo ... Learning and organizational change major.