Thursday, January 10, 2013

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Leon Hall

Leon Hall scored the first touchdown of this year's playoffs on a twenty-one yard pick six during the second quarter of his Bengals' 19-13 loss to the Texans. He also posted four tackles and a pass deflection in the game. The interception was Hall's third in the last four contests and the second that has been taken back for a touchdown.

Leon appears to be fully recovered from tearing his Achilles tendon late last season and is the winner the Ed Block Courage Award for his work and persistence during the rehabilitation process.  The award is voted on by teammates and given to those who "exemplify commitments to the principals of sportsmanship and courage."

Honorable mention:
  • Alan Branch recorded five tackles and a sack as his Seattle Seahawks beat the Washington Redskins, 24-14, and advance to play the Atlanta Falcons in next week's playoff game.
  • Charles Woodson was voted a playoff captain, despite missing much of the regular season with a shoulder injury.  He made six tackles in his Packers' 24-10 victory over the Vikings; they move on to play Jonathan Goodwin's 49ers in the next round.     

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