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Valley's Hall to enter NAIA Hall

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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A 1965 football card of Patriots safety Ron Hall.
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Former Missouri Valley College safety Ron Hall will be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.

The Granite City, Ill., native was a two-time MAAU all-conference pick and Little All-American as a senior for the Vikings and was selected by Pittsburgh in the 28th round of the 1959 NFL draft. Hall, 74, played one season for the Steelers before being signed by Boston of the American Football League.

From 1961 to 1967, Hall played in 88 games and intercepted 29 passes for the Patriots, who elected him to the franchise's all-decade team for the 1960s. He was played in the AFL Pro Bowl in 1963.

Hall played in four post-season games for Valley, including the Tangerine Bowl -- now the Capital One Bowl -- in Orlando, Fla., during a 26-7 loss to East Texas State in 1958.

Hall was inducted into both the Boston Patriots and MVC Athletic Hall of Fames in 1971.

Upon retirement from the gridiron, Hall became a teacher and coach in the Kansas City and Liberty school systems.

Hall will be inducted during the AFCA convention Jan. 9 at San Antonio.


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Go to NAIA.org, it lists all former NAIA players who have gone into the NFL.

-- Posted by IPGC on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 1:56 PM

There us this student/athlete from the 90's who played for the Giants (punt center) and later for the Rams. He played linebacker at Valley

-- Posted by CWilli on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 4:10 PM
Response by Chris Allen/Sports editor:
Linebacker Moses Regular was signed by the N.Y. Giants as a long snapper in 1996. I don't know of any other Valley players in the NFL off the top of my head, but there haven't been any since then.

Dan Kratzer played in the NFL..graduated in the 70's

-- Posted by IPGC on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 12:44 PM

Did not know MVC had any players drafted much less someone that had this kind of success.

Great story!!!!

Mr Allen are there any other MVC player that made in to the NFL?

-- Posted by Gal66 on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 11:28 AM


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