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Tamba Hali
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Tamba Hali

Position:
Defensive End


All-American Selection: 2005

Defensive end, 2005, Teaneck, N.J., selected by the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation. Hali was a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, presented to the nation's top defensive player, and the Ted Hendricks Defensive End-of-the-Year Award. Hali was a unanimous selection as the Big Ten Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year and first-team All-Big Ten. He led the conference with 11.0 sacks and 17.0 tackles for loss. Hali made 65 tackles, with 17 TFL (minus-86), 11 sacks (minus-79), four pass breakups and one huge forced fumble, which the Lions recovered in the waning minutes to preserve a 17-10 win over Ohio State. Hali's season sack total is tied for sixth-best at Penn State and his 36 career TFL are tied for 10th-best. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Hali in the first round of the 2006 National Football League Draft.

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