AT TECH: Three-year starter at outside linebacker and one of the leaders of Tech's outstanding defense . . . Can play all three linebacker positions . . . Smart player with good quickness and pass rush ability . . . Tech's active leader in tackles with 212, along with 31 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, two interceptions and four forced fumbles . . . Ranks 12th in Tech history with 31 career tackles for loss . . . . . . Helped Tech rank 20th or higher in rushing defense, and among the Top 30 nationally in every defensive category, each of his three years as a starter
2006: Honorable mention all-ACC selection . . . Tech's leading tackler with 91, along with nine tackles for loss, four sacks, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries . . . Key player on a Tech defense that ranks 9th in the nation in pass efficiency defense and 20th in rushing defense . . . Helped Tech hold eight opponents to one offensive touchdown or less this season . . .
Had two sacks, 11 tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups to lead Tech to win at No. 10 Virginia Tech . . . Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week after Tech's win over Maryland: 11 tackles, one sack, and a fourth-quarter fumble recovery at the 17-yard line to set up the winning touchdown . . . Had another fourth-quarter fumble recovery at the Miami 27-yard line to set up the clinching touchdown in Tech's win.
Tabbed to preseason watch list for the Butkus Award . . . Preseason first-team all-ACC selection by The Sporting News, which rated him the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation . . . Also a second-team all-ACC choice by Lindy's and Athlon. 2005: Tech's fourth-leading tackler with 64 . . . Led the team with 14 tackles for loss, including four sacks . . . Key performer on a Tech defense that ranked 13th in the nation against the run and in the Top 25 nationally in total defense, scoring defense, pass efficiency defense and turnover margin.
Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week after Tech's win at No. 3 Miami, when he had four tackles for loss, including two sacks and the key fourth-quarter, fourth-down stop at the Tech 12-yard line . . . Made another big play against Georgia with his diving interception at the Tech 12-yard line . . . Had one of the Jackets' four interceptions in win at Auburn . . . Three tackles for loss and a career-best 10 tackles in win over North Carolina . . . Made eight tackles with two tackles for loss against NC State.
2004: Second on the team in sacks with 4.5, along with 45 tackles, six tackles for loss and two caused fumbles . . . Had two sacks against Miami . . . Career-high eight tackles in Tech's win at Maryland, helping Tech hold the Terps to just 82 yards of total offense . . . Caused fumbles against Virginia Tech and Connecticut; also had 1.5 sacks against the Huskies . . . Did not start four games when Tech opened in a nickel package.
2003: A mainstay on Tech's special teams as a true freshman . . . Credited with 12 tackles . . . Had a season-high three tackles with two tackles for loss against Tulsa in the Humanitiarian Bowl . . . Also had three tackles against Vanderbilt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 67 linebacker in the nation by Rivals . . . Named to Max Emfinger's Texas Super All-State team . . . Finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year honor . . . District Most Valuable Defensive Player . . . Recorded 160 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions as a senior . . . Team captain and three-year letterman for coach Gene Johnson at Klein Forest High.
PERSONAL: Full name is KaMichael Charles Hall (first name pronounced KAY-mike-ull) . . . Parents are Richard and Nessia Hall . . . Born January 22, 1985 . . . Majoring in Management.
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2006 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB ND* 5-0-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford* 3-0-3 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 Troy* 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia* 6-2-8 0 0 0 0 0 1 Va Tech* 8-3-11 2-23 2-23 1 0 0 2 Maryland* 3-8-11 1.5-9 1-8 0 1-0 0 0 Clemson* 1-6-7 1-4 0 0 0 0 0 Miami* 8-1-9 0 0 0 1-8 0 0 NC State* 3-3-6 0.5-2 0 0 0 0 1 UNC* 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke* 3-1-4 2-5 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia* 4-0-4 1-10 1-10 0 0 0 0 Wake* 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 West Va* 6-4-10 0 0 0 0 0 0