8  Arkelon Hall
Arkelon Hall

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, CA

High School:
Edison HS

Last College:
College of the Sequoias

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
10/28/1986

Experience:
1L


2009:


Played in five of 12 games with three starts at quarterback...Threw for 332 yards, completing 44-of-82 attempts (53.7%) with five interceptions...Had a 75.47 passing efficiency and averaged 66.4 passing yards per game...Also had one reception for 15 yards and 18 rush attempts for three yards...Shared the team's 2009 Role Player Award with Josh Weaver, which was presented at the end of the season...Ended his career ranked 10th all-time at Memphis in pass attempts (414), eighth in pass completions (235), 10th in passing yards (2,607) and third in pass completion percentage (56.4)...Completed 15 of 30 attempts for 110 yards against Ole Miss...Five of his 15 completions were for 10 yards or longer...Went 13-of-22 for 93 yards and one interception against Middle Tennessee...Played in one series against UT Martin in the third quarter and completed one of three pass attempts for nine yards...Did not play against Marshall, UCF, UTEP, Southern Miss and East Carolina...Led the final two offensive drives against Houston and was 6-for-10 passing for 41 yards with an interception...Also had a season best 12-yard run in the game...Started in the season finale against Tulsa and threw for 79 yards on 9-of-17 passing with an interception.

2008:


Signed with the Tigers in December 2007 and enrolled at the U of M for the spring term...Practiced with the squad in the spring and battled for the starting job in the fall...Played in 11 of 13 games with 11 starts at quarterback...Did not play against Southern Miss and SMU after suffering a thumb injury against East Carolina...Two open weeks in the final four weeks of the season allowed a return to the field for the final three contests...His 55 pass attempts against Louisville ranks fifth in school history...Closed the season ranked 69th nationally in total passing yards (2,275), 52nd in total offense (225.0), 50th in passing yards per game (206.8), 52nd in passing (17.4 completions per game) and 69th in passing efficiency (121.7)...Ranked seventh in C-USA in passing average per game, eighth in total offense and eighth in passing efficiency...Ranked second on the team in rush attempts (76) and fifth in rushing yards (200)...Has three 300-yard passing games and has thrown for 350 or more yards three times...Tossed multiple touchdowns in three games, and was responsible for multiple TDs in five games...Had a part in 29 of Memphis' 53 offensive plays over 20 yards in 2008...Registered eight passes over 40 yards and two of more than 50 yards...Was one of three players nationally to throw, catch and rush for a touchdown in 2008 (vs. Louisville)...Made his first start with Memphis in the season opener against Ole Miss, and threw for 159 yards...Had a 42-yard completion to Carlos Singleton in the first quarter that set up a Memphis touchdown...Made two 17-yard pass completions in the second quarter leading up to a field goal...Rushed for 38 yards on seven carries...Had a game long 12-yard rush in the third quarter...Completed 29 of 38 attempts for 373 yards and three touchdowns against Rice...The 29 completions ranked tied for ninth in school history...Threw two-straight passes for a combined 69 yards in the second quarter, including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Jones for the Tigers' first score...Had a 10-yard TD pass to Earnest Williams in the second quarter...Connected with Maurice Jones on a 39-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter...Against Marshall, threw for over 350 yards for the second straight game, finishing with 364 yards on 28-of-51 passing...Had a 53-yard pass to Maurice Jones...The 51 attempts tied for seventh in a single game at Memphis...Was 16-of-30 for 173 yards against Nicholls State...Hooked up with Duke Calhoun for a 10-yard touchdown pass...Also had nine carries for 29 rushing yards and his first rushing touchdown of the season...Threw for 178 yards on 10 completions out of 25 attempts with one interception versus Arkansas State...Completed two passes of 30 yards or more with a 36-yard pass to Carlos Singleton and a 30-yard catch by Duke Calhoun...Caught his second reception of the year on a 15-yard pass by Steven Black in the first quarter after starting the play with a lateral to Black...Against UAB, became the fifth Memphis player to throw four touchdowns in a game, which ranked tied for second...Finished with 209 yards on 18-for-28 passing...Rushed for a season-high 10 times for 17 yards...Threw a game long 48-yard pass to Carlos Singleton in the first quarter, setting up a Memphis touchdown...Had touchdown passes of 30 yards, 20 yards, five yards and 15 yards against the Blazers...In the game, 12 of his 18 completions were for a first down or a touchdown...Registered four passes for 20 yards or more...Threw for 350 yards for the third time, completing a career-high 33 passes on 55 attempts with two touchdowns, against Louisville...Became the first Memphis player since Danny Wimprine in 2002 to pass, catch and rush for a touchdown in the same game...Scored his second career rushing touchdown in the first quarter on a one-yard run...Caught a one-yard pass from Maurice Jones for a touchdown...Threw two third quarter TDs on seven and 10-yard receptions...Sixteen of his 33 completions and five of his career-high 11 rushes were for first downs or touchdowns...Tallied 11 rushes for 22 yards with a long of 10...Tossed two passes over 40 yards...Fractured the thumb on his throwing hand during the Tigers' first drive of the East Carolina game...Was injured on the first play of the game, but managed to complete two of three pass attempts for 23 yards before leaving the game...Missed the Southern Miss and SMU games...Returned against UCF and passed for 183 yards and a touchdown, completing 15 of 35 attempts...Completed a career high 54-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the first quarter...Led the team with a career-high 42 yards rushing on 11 attempts...Had three rushes of 10 yards or more...Completed 10 of 12 passes for 109 yards against Tulane...Six of his 10 pass completions were for first downs, and four were for 10 yards or more...Had a 12-yard rush for a first down in the first quarter...Completed 15 of 31 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against USF in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Struggled in the second half of the contest after completing 14 of 17 attempts for 111 yards prior to halftime...Did not throw an interception in the final two games of the season...Scored off a three-yard run late in the first quarter...Connected with Carlos Singleton for a long pass of 21 yards late in the second quarter...Tossed a two-yard pass for a touchdown to Duke Calhoun in the second quarter for Memphis to head to the locker room down by just 10 points.

Junior College:


Played one season for coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., after transferring from Washington State...Former teammate of current Tiger Kindly Jacques...Passed for 2,398 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2007...Averaged 239.8 yards per game and completed 53.1 percent of his passing attempts while also running for five touchdowns and 144 yards in 2007... Threw for more than 300 yards in his final two games at COS, including a 350-yard effort in a 59-57 loss to Sierra in the final game of the season...Listed by Rivals.com as one of the top 100 junior college prospects in the country...Named Most Valuable Offensive Player and was an offensive team captain...Was an Academic All-America honoree.

Washington State:


Signed with Washington State out of high school and redshirted in 2005...Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week three times in `05...Earned the Ozzie Dire Scout Team Player of the Year Award as a true freshman...Broke his leg in a preseason scrimmage in 2006 and later transferred to COS.

Prep:


Lettered two seasons for coach Tim McDonald at Edison High in Fresno, Calif....Rated as the nation's No. 8 quarterback prospect by ESPN.com after throwing for 56 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards in two years as a starter for EHS...Was invited to participate in the 2004 EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp and Competition...Rated as a four-star athlete by Scout.com...Was also ranked No. 81 in the ESPN Top 100 Players in America...Nominated to play in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Helped his squad to CMAC championships in 2003 and 2004...Named CMAC Offensive Player of the Year...Selected to CvPreps.com All-Valley Team in 2003...Holds all single and two-season passing records at EHS...Selected as All-CIF Central Section and All-North Yosemite League Quarterback of the Year in 2003...Earned PrepStar-CBS Sportsline All-Regional honors in 2004...Was EHS Offensive Player of the Year in both 2003 and 2004...Also lettered as a pitcher for the baseball team...Received the Academic Excellence Award in 2005.

Personal:


Arkelon Faran Hall is the son of Sylvesta Hall and Vanessa Hall...Born October 28, 1986, in San Diego, Calif.

Hall's Career Passing Statistics
YR G/S ATT COMP YDS INT TD LG
2008 11/11 335 191 2,275 7 12 54
2009 5/3 82 44 332 5 0 20
TOTAL 16/14 417 235 2,607 12 12 54

Hall's Career Rushing Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2008 11/11 76 200 2.6 3 19
2009 5/3 18 3 0.2 0 13
TOTAL 16/14 94 203 2.2 3 19

Hall's Career Highs
Pass Attempts 55 (Louisville 2008)
Completions 33 (Louisville 2008)
Passing Yards 373 (Rice 2008)
Long Completion 54 (UCF 2008)
Passing Touchdowns 4 (UAB 2008)
Interceptions 2 (2 games, last vs. Ole Miss 2009)
Rushing Yards 42 (UCF 2008)
Rushing Attempts 11 (Louisville 2008, UCF 2008)
Long Run 19 (Rice 2008)
Rushing Touchdowns 1 (3 games, last vs. USF 2008)
Long Reception 15 (Arkansas State 2008)
Receiving Touchdowns 1 (Louisville 2008)

Hall's Game-By Game
Passing Opponent ATT CMP YDS INT TD LG
8/30/08* Ole Miss 27 15 159 1 0 42
9/6/08* Rice 38 29 373 2 3

45

9/13/08* Marshall 51 28 364 0 0 53
9/20/08* Nicholls State 30 16 173 0 1 22
9/27/08* Arkansas St. 25 10 178 1 0 36
10/2/08* UAB 28 18 209 1 4 48
10/10/08* Louisville 55 33 350 1 2 48
10/18/08* East Carolina 3 2 23 0 0 16
10/25/08 Southern Miss INJ
11/8/08 SMU INJ
11/22/08* UCF 35 15 183 1 1 54
11/29/08* Tulane 12 10 109 0 0 16
12/20/08* USF 31 15 154 0 1 21
9/6/09* Ole Miss 30 15 110 2 0 16
9/12/09* MTSU 22 13 93 1 0 20
9/19/09 UT Martin 3 1 9 0 0 9
11/21/09 Houston 10 6 41 1 0 11
11/27/09* Tulsa 17 9 79 1 0 14

Hall's Game-By Game
Rushing Opponent NO YDS AVG TDS LG
8/30/08* Ole Miss 7 38 5.4 0 12
9/6/08* Rice 9 36 4.0 0 19
9/13/08* Marshall 9 -2 -0.2 0 11
9/20/08* Nicholls State 9 29 3.2 1 6
9/27/08* Arkansas St. 5 6 1.2 0 4
10/2/08* UAB 10 17 1.7 0 8
10/10/08* Louisville 11 22 2.0 1 10
10/18/08* East Carolina 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/25/08 Southern Miss INJ
11/8/08 SMU INJ
11/22/08* UCF 11 42 3.8 0 18
11/29/08* Tulane 2 6 3.0 0 12
12/20/08* USF 3 6 2.0 1 4
9/6/09* Ole Miss 5 (-8) (-1.6) 0 4
9/12/09* MTSU 8 5 0.6 0 13
9/19/09 UT Martin 1 (-1) (-1.0) 0 0
11/21/09 Houston 1 12 12.0 0 12
11/27/09* Tulsa 3 (-5) (-2.0) 0 3

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