Kansas City Chiefs: De’Anthony Thomas X-Factor 2.0?
By Nick Floyd
X-Factor. The Human Joystick. There were many ways to describe No. 82 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the early 2000’s. You may also call him Dante Hall.
There is no Chiefs fan alive during that time who was not excited to see Hall back to return kicks or field punts. We knew that when Hall was on the field, he had the potential to score a touchdown. Watching Hall do his thing was poetry on the field, and for those who need further proof (or just want to relive some glory), please see the following:
Dante Hall taking it to the Denver Broncos
What? How do you not get chills watching that?
Hall’s career with Kansas City lasted from 2000-2006, and during that time was amazing to watch. His career stats while with the Chiefs only mask what he was truly capable of. He amassed 8,644 total kick return yards while wearing the red and yellow with six total touchdowns, good for a 23.6-yard average. His punt return stats are 1,882 yards, five touchdowns and an average of 9.8 yards per return. His marquee year was 2003, averaging 16.3 yards per punt return, 25.9 yards per kick return and four total special teams scores. His career in the NFL was relatively short, only eight years, but he will go down as one of the most exciting Chiefs players to watch during those times.
Sadly the times of “X-Factor” have come and gone, but does Kansas City have a player that could replace the exciting plays of Hall?
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