Courtney Hall, a former Rice football player who went on to play eight seasons in the NFL, has died. He was 52.
Hall, a Los Angeles native, graduated from high school at age 16 and was still a teenager when he began his senior season for the Owls.
A four-year letterman at Rice from 1985-88, Hall started all 44 games in his Owls career, He earned first-team All-Southwest Conference accolades in 1987 and 1988 and is the only Rice player on the conference's all-decade team for the 1980s. He also was a two-time winner of the George Martin award that goes to the team MVP.
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