Rodney Hall Jr. Wins NAL Defensive Player of the Week

Hall Recognized by the League after Lions 65-32 Win in Regular Season Finale

COLUMBUS - For the third time this season, a Columbus Lions defender has been named the NAL Defensive Player of the Week. Rodney Hall Jr. has earned NAL Defensive Player of the Week due to his performance in Saturday’s 65-32 win over the Jersey Flight. Hall Jr. finished the game with three tackles, two pass breakups and one interception which he returned 20 yards for the score late in the second quarter.

Hall’s interception was part of the pivotal second quarter surge from the Lions, which saw them outscore the Flight 21-7 after being down by one at the end of the first quarter. 

With that interception, Hall now has two this season, along with 35 total tackles and eight pass breakups. Hall is sixth in the NAL in total tackles and tied for fourth in pass breakups, with fellow teammate Marvin Ross also having eight pass breakups this season.

Rodney Hall Jr. has been a pivotal part of the Lions defense this season and he is coming off his best game of the season as the Lions head to the playoffs. Hall and the Lions will be taking on the Orlando Predators, inside the Columbus Civic Center, on August 7 with kickoff set for 7 p.m. EST. Tickets are on sale here

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