DENVER – DECEMBER 7: Wide receiver Dante Hall #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during the game at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 7, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 45-27. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
33. Dante Hall’s magic season (2003)
No returner has ever enjoyed a more incredible season than Dante Hall did in 2003. Hall, who was a fifth-round pick in 2000 out of Texas A&M University, shined on special teams in a way rarely seen in the National Football League. In his fourth season, Hall began the season with a flurry of touchdowns, returning a punt for a score in each of his first four games, an NFL record. In the fifth game, Hall gave us perhaps the greatest punt-return touchdown of all-time.
Trailing the Denver Broncos 23-17 in the fourth quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 5, Hall caught Micah Knorr’s punt at his own 6-yard line and reversed field, all the way back to his goal line. With the help of some questionable blocks, Hall set sail and ran it all the way back, sending the home folks into pandemonium. The Chiefs won 24-23, and Hall was named an All-Pro after ending the year with six returns for touchdowns.
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