2013 Had three tackles including two for a loss against Tennessee... Picked up his second interception of the season against Kentucky, and also made three tackles... Made his first interception of the year and had five tackles in the Commodores win over Florida... Returned one kickoff for 21 yards at Texas A&M... Made three solo tackles and recovered a fumble to run for 10 yards against Georgia, while also returning one punt for 19 yards... Broke up two passes and made three tackes, including two solo tackles, against Missouri... Earned the start at CB against UAB where he had two tackles and broke up two passes... Earned a start at UMass and had to tackles in the Commodores' win... Broke up two passes and made four tackles at South Carolina... Made two tackles, including one for loss, in win victory vs. Austin Peay... Started his 14th straight game at CB making a career-high nine tackles and breaking up three passes vs. Ole Miss.
Honors 2013 Thorpe Award Watch List 2013 Bednarik Award Watch List 2013 Nagurski Award Watch List 2013 CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy Watch List 2012 Second Team All-SEC (AP) 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 19)
2012 Earned Second Team All-Southeastern Conference defensive back recognition from Associated Press sportswriters after the regular season... Played impressively in first season as starter... Has started all 13 games at cornerback for the Commodores' defensive unit, registering 48 total tackles... Also contributed 36 solo stops and topped the Commodore secondary with 14 passes defended... Ranked second on team with two two interceptions... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in a 41-18 rout of Tennessee, recording two INTs versus Tennessee and totaling 68 return yards to set up Vanderbilt touchdowns... Contributed three passes defended in team's victory over North Carolina State in Music City Bowl.
2011 Hal served as the Commodores' leading kick returner and was a key player in the defensive secondary... Contributed 21 total tackles from cornerback position... Posted first career interception at South Carolina... Had season high in tackles (4) at Alabama... Registered three solo tackles vs. Arkansas and Ole Miss... As kickoff returner, Hal averaged 23.8 yards, racking up 738 yards on 31 returns, including a 96-yard TD return against Georgia... The 96-yard TD return tied him for fourth longest in team history and was the first kickoff return for a TD since Warren Norman went 80 yards against Georgia Tech in 2009... Twice posted over 100 yards in the return game: 157 yards against Georgia and 129 yards against Arkansas.
2010 One of five true freshmen to play in the Commodore secondary, Hal broke into the starting lineup late in the season after serving much of the year as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor... Played in all 12 games, earning starts at cornerback against Florida and Wake Forest... Notched career-high tackle total (7) in first career start vs. Gators... Also posted pair of tackles in win over Eastern Michigan, and in SEC games against Kentucky and Tennessee... As starting return specialist late in season, averaged 23.6 yards on 11 kickoff returns... Earned team's Specialist of the Week honor after returning two Gator kicks for 58 yards.
High School Senior captain... Four-year starter at DB... Named defensive MVP as senior for school located across Mississippi River from Baton Rouge... Shutdown CB as senior, helping Pelicans play for district title and advance to first round of 3A state playoffs... Contributed 53 total tackles and four INTs as senior, earning first team 3A All-State honors after returning five kickoffs for scores... Also had three TD receptions... Averaged nearly 40 yards as punt returner... Added All-District honors... As junior, posted five INTs... Standout in basketball and track & field... Former starter on hoops squad; member of 3A state champion 4x200-meter relay foursome that also set state record.
Personal Andre Jeroy Hal... "Dre"... Born May 30, 1992... Son of Lisa West and Andre Hal Sr... Has two older sisters, Tyguencia and Alancia... Mom owns two beauty salons, dad works in construction... Dad played college football... School produced current NFL cornerback Tracy Porter.