Hall’s Dual-Threat Abilities Propel Dinwiddie

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At 11-0, Dinwiddie (VA) is off to its best start in school history. Senior Chris Hall has blossomed in his second year as the Generals starting quarterback. The 6-4, 225-pound Hall is making plays through the air, completing 119 of 229 passes for 1,765 yards with 17 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, and he has impressed on the ground as well, including a 141-yard, 5-touchdown performance in last week’s Division 5, Central Region win over Clover Hill.

“It comes naturally to me,” Hall said of his ability to run the football. On the season, he has 156 carries for 943 yards and 20 touchdowns. “Over the summer, we do weight training and conditioning that helps us on and off the field with speed. That has transferred on the field. And I like to bruise people. I try to make the opponent tackle me for four quarters.

“What I think really separates me is my size, but I wouldn’t be able to do anything without my offensive line. They take it personal when something happens to me. They take it personal when something happens to our running back, Andre Thweatt. The offensive line does a good job of helping me feel comfortable. They make sure the offense runs as planned.”

Hall is more comfortable as a passer this season, improving his overall completion percentage by two points.

“I credit good reps I get in practice from the Scout team,” Hall said. “They help me pick out some areas I don’t want to throw into. I’d rather throw an interception in practice than hurt my team with a turnover in the game.”

Tight end continues to be the position the Virginia Tech coaches want Hall to play. Size and running ability should help the talented prospect adjust to the position switch.

“I think it’ll suit me well,” Hall said of playing tight end at Virginia Tech. “I’m a very physical type of person. I like to block before catching a touchdown or anything like that. That’s just