Chesapeake’s DeAngelo Hall officially announces retirement


LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: Cornerback DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins looks on prior to the start of a game against the Miami Dolphins at FedExField on September 13, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — DeAngelo Hall made official what many had suspected for months, he’s officially retiring from the NFL.

The 34-year-old who went to Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake and Virginia Tech played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Falcons, Raiders and Redskins.

“To be a kid from Chesapeake, Va. to play at Virginia Tech and grow up a huge Darrell Green fan and Washington Redskin fan, I mean it’s been a dream,” Hall said. “You know, it’s been a dream to put on the Burgundy and Gold for the past ten years and try to win football games.”

A first-round selection for the Atlanta Falcons in the 2004 NFL Draft, Hall recorded 811 tackles with 132 passes defensed, 43 interceptions, 11 fumbles forced and five defensive touchdowns.

A three-time Pro-Bowler, Hall joined the Redskins in 2008 after a brief stint with the Oakland Raiders.

Hall plans on pursuing a career in television broadcasting.

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