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Anthony Hall, ’23 prospect from Trigg County High, excels at an often overlooked position

We love to award this to players whose contributions get overlooked. After all, it takes a cohesive unit to win ballgames and sometimes teams get huge contributions from forgotten about players, at least from a fan perspective. Anthony Hall just returned from playing in an All-American game in Nashville, Tennessee. His talents were on full display and one left the event with the firm position that Hall is a great find at his position of long-snapper.

Fletcher W. Long, Chief of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball

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…[S]omething different and superior to all other beef jerkies…

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Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.   

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed PerformerAnthony Hall, ’23 Long-snapper, from Cadiz, Kentucky’s Trigg County High, wouldn’t it? 

There are positions on the football field which get overlooked. None of them get “taken for granted” quite like the long snapper. Long snappers are so valuable we have seen FBS, Power 5’s sign them to grant-in-aids right out of high school.

What a relief it is to have a good one. Coach Chris Ezell in Cadiz, Kentucky has been living La Vida Loca in this regard for several years.

How good was Anthony Hall this past season? Well, he was invited to play in the Nashville All-American Game this past weekend at the Lipscomb Academy in Music City. We would call that quite good.

In addition to handling the long-snapping duties in high school, Hall played a darn good ILB for the Wildcat defense. Well, that may be a matter of perspective.

If you call 75-tackles (1st on the team), 2-FF’s, 1-FR, and an INT in eleven games good, which we do; then Hall was quite good. His frame may prevent his playing LBer in college at some schools; but, then again, stranger things have happened.

His teammates call Hall, “Rudy”

Fletcher Long, Senior Sports Writer, KPGFootball

On an interesting note, we have learned Hall’s teammates sometimes call him “Rudy.” This is a reference to the title character, Daniel Ruettiger, who walked on Notre Dame’s football team in the early seventies and left a cult icon.

This nickname may become more and more appropriate as his college career goes along, at least the cult icon part. The similarities are both striking and profound.

Now Hall has worked hard to make himself a specimen at that LS post. While he is only 5’8,” weighing 195-pounds, he is a 260-pound bench presser, a 355-pound squatter, and a 240-pound power cleaner.

While only 5’8,” weighing 195-pounds, Anthony Hall is a 260-pound bench presser, a 355-pound squatter, and a 240-pound power cleaner

Source: Players Social Media Postings

What is even more important to schools recruiting Hall is his 3.4 GPA. This insures he passing the NCAA Clearinghouse and provides academic alternatives to schools attempting to put together a sufficient financial package to gain his signature.

We have awarded this to Hall as we can’t fathom how any one Long-snapper could ever be any more accomplished than Hall was both this past season for the Wildcats of Trigg County and for his All-American team in Nashville this past weekend. On this basis, Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’23 LS could use a bolt of protein and a sweet T-shirt. The company volunteered to send that to him, straight away.  

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Trigg County High’s, Anthony Hall.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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