After trading the No. 41 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Tennessee Titans for the No. 57 and No. 89 overall pick, the Oakland Raiders selected defensive tackle P.J. Hall from Sam Houston State.
Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year … 2016-17 First Team All-Southland Conference … finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award (nation’s top defensive player), finishing second in the voting … two-time Southland Conference Player of the Week (9/19, 11/7) … first won it after picking up nine tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups in win at Lamar (9/17) … that effort also earned him STATS FCS National Player of the Week honors … also was named the SLC Defensive Player of the Week after picking up seven tackles, including four sacks and five tackles for loss, in win over McNeese (11/5) … the four sacks against the Cowboys tied the Sam Houston single-game record, making him just the fourth player in program history with four sacks in a single games … led Southland with 13.0 sacks … led Southland with 24.5 tackles for loss … was fifth in the league with three forced fumbles … played in and started all 13 games for the Kats , finishing with 56 total tackles … had three sacks, four tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in win over Houston Baptist (9/24) … had a pair of sacks and a forced fumble in win at Nicholls (10/22) … racked up eight tackles and a pair of sacks in FCS Playoffs quarterfinals at James Madison (12/9)
STATS FSC All-America second team and Associated Press and CollegeSportsMadness third team All-America selection … All-Southland Conference first team defensive end … 15th in voting for STATS FCS “Defensive Player of Year” … Bearkats’ all-time leader in tackles for loss (52 career stops for 205 yards) … No. 2 all-time at SHSU in QB sacks (23) and kick blocks (10) … led team with 75 tackles (50 solo), 22 tackles for 87 yards in losses and 11 sacks … posted season best 11 stops in regular season game at McNeese State
First team All-Southland Conference defensive end … third-team Sports Network and Associated Press All-America … Southland "Freshman of the Year" … College Football Performance Awards FCS "Defensive End of the Year" … finished third in voting for the Jerry Rice Award presented by Sports Network to FCS "Freshman of Year” … top defensive player in the Rice award final standings … totaled 30 tackles for loss, one short of the SHSU season record and No. 4 highest total in FCS … tied school mark and ranked No. 1 in FCS in blocked kicks with five … field goal block in fourth quarter versus Southeastern Louisiana set up winning TD drive in opening round FCS playoff game … three-time Southland Conference "Defensive Player of the Week" … two-time FCS national "Defensive Player of the Week" … single game bests included 11 tackles in McNeese win and eight solo stops in playoffs quarter-final victory at Villanova
Seguin High School
* *First team all-district defensive end and running back for coach Wayne Walker
Criminal Justice major ... Born April 5, 1995