Hall Measures Up

According to all who attended Ohio State's annual pro day it appears that Roy Hall helped himself the most. Hall put up eye-popping numbers in every single event he performed in. Several NFL scouts talked with Hall about scheduling private workouts at their facilities. Bill Greene spoke with Hall about his pro day experience immediately after the testing ended.

It's hard to believe a man that measures 6' 2" and weighs 228 pounds could run back-to-back sub 4.4 forty-yard dash times, but that's exactly what Roy Hall accomplished on Saturday. Hall also tested exceptionally well in several other categories during Ohio State's pro day.

"I'm very excited about my performance today," Hall said. "I was timed at 4.35 and 4.38 in the forty. I ran a 4.0 shuttle, a 6.67 three-cone drill, had a 38 inch vertical, and broad jumped 10' 3". I trained hard for this day and I thank God it went really well."

Hall had an up and down career at Ohio State and he's hoping to use today's successful performance as a stepping-stone to an NFL career. "I had some serious talks with New Orleans, Indianapolis and Jacksonville today," Hall noted. "I've got a private workout scheduled for March 19TH in Philadelphia. I'm talking with Minnesota about scheduling a workout with them also. Hopefully things will work out well for me."

Even though Hall never reached the stardom many had predicted for him coming out of high school, Hall could not be happier about his time spent at Ohio State.

"I loved my time at Ohio State," Hall exclaimed. "I'm a firm believer in making choices based on where God leads you. The people at Ohio State showed me a lot of love. I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm the type of person who is persistent about doing the right things in everything you do. I learned that, and a lot of other things, at Ohio State. No way would I have wanted to change my decision to attend Ohio State."

Hall also had some kind words about the coaching staff at Ohio State.

"I owe a lot to Jim Tressel," Hall explained. "Coach Tressel and I have a good relationship. As a head coach he has to be tight with a lot of people and it's hard to get too close to him with 85 guys on scholarship. But I know coach Tressel has always been there for me and I know he always will be.'

"I'm probably closest to Darrell Hazell. I love the man. He taught me so much. He taught me how to work harder than I ever thought was possible. He taught me how to be perfect in everything I do on the football field. He taught me to be responsible on and off the field. We have a great relationship and I think of him as one of my greatest role models."

Roy Hall has more than just impressive combine numbers to his credit. He is a man of humility and pride and is a wonderful example of the type of scholar athletes being produced at Ohio State. Here's hoping that his successful performance at pro day can be parlayed into a long NFL career.

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