Hall Earns Special Teams Weekly Honors

Dec. 2, 2013

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By Andy Seeley

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Junior wide receiver/kick returner Rannell Hall has earned American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Hall played an important role in field position all night in UCF’s 23-20 victory over USF Friday at Bright House Networks Stadium. He returned four kickoffs for 177 yards for a 44.25-yard average. All four of his returns went for at least 33 yards.

Hall’s longest kick return of the night may have been his most important. Late in the third quarter, USF scored a touchdown to tie the game at 13-13 and the momentum may have been favoring the Bulls. But Hall quickly swung momentum back in favor of the Knights, electrifying the crowd. He took the ensuing kickoff at the 4-yard line and started right, cut back to the left, broke a tackle and went down the USF sideline all the way to the Bulls 27-yard line. That set up one of three Shawn Moffitt field goals and gave UCF a 16-13 lead.

An All-Conference USA selection as a kick returner following his freshman season of 2011, Hall is averaging 24.2 yards per kick return this season.

Hall’s honor is the eighth weekly Player of the Week award of the season for the Knights. It’s the second special teams award earned by UCF this season.

UCF Football's Weekly Honors From The American
LB Terrance Plummer - Defensive - Sept. 2
QB Blake Bortles - Offensive - Sept. 16
LB Terrance Plummer - Defensive - Oct. 7
RB Storm Johnson - Offensive - Oct. 21
PK Shawn Moffitt - Special Teams - Oct. 28
FS Brandon Alexander - Defensive - Nov. 11
WR J.J. Worton - Offensive - Nov. 18  
KR Rannell Hall – Special Teams – Dec. 2

Hall’s conference honor wasn’t the only special teams recognition UCF received from last week's win. Moffitt was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention choice as Placekicker of the Week. Moffitt was 3-of-3 in field goal attempts and 2-of-2 on PATs.

The Knights, who clinched at least a share of the American Athletic Conference Championship with Friday’s victory, will play their regular-season finale Saturday at SMU. The game is slated for a Noon ET kickoff and will air on ESPN. A victory over the Mustangs would give UCF the outright conference title.

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