San Marcos, Texas – Former Texas State standout offensive lineman D.J. Hall signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2012 NFL Draft this past weekend. Hall received a call from the Jaguars 15 minutes after the Draft was completed on Saturday and will report to Jacksonville on Wednesday.
“Dallas and the Texans also contacted me, but we felt my best opportunity was to sign with Jacksonville,” said Hall. “It was an exciting and surreal moment for me. It is a life-long dream that has come true. “
Hall has signed to play both guard and center for the Jaguars after starting 47 consecutive games at right guard for the Bobcats. A two-time FCS All-American guard for the Bobcats, Hall was chosen as one of the Top 10 FCS offensive linemen by The Sports Network in 2010 and 2011. As a senior, Hall was chosen a Second-Team All-American by The Sports Network and a Third-Team All-American by Phil Steele after totaling 77.5 knockdown blocks, having seven blocks 10 or more yards down the field. Hall graded out at 88 percent or better in seven games in 2011. In his junior campaign, he earned Third-Team All-American honors by the Associated Press and Fourth-Team honors by Phil Steele.
Hall also was named a FCS All-Independent selection last season after earning All-Southland Conference honors three times. He also served as a team captain and earned Texas State’s John O’Hara Memorial Offensive Lineman of the Year award for each of the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Hall also earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at Texas State last December.