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Courtney Hall (1968–2021), captain of Chargers’ Super Bowl team

by Linnea Crowther

Courtney Hall was an NFL player for the San Diego Chargers, who played center and was team captain for their Super Bowl appearance in the 1994 season.


Hall played college football for Rice University, and he was chosen in the second round of the 1989 draft by the Chargers. He became a starter in his rookie year. Hall was voted team captain four years in a row, from 1992 through 1996, including the year when the Chargers made the only Super Bowl appearance in the team’s history at Super Bowl XXIX. Hall was a four-time Pro Bowl alternate. After leaving the NFL in 1997, Hall earned an MBA and a law degree from the University of Chicago and founded a venture capital firm.

Notable quote

“I had no idea I was going to be drafted at all, much less in the second round.” —from a 2021 interview for the San Diego Union-Tribune


Tributes to Courtney Hall

Full obituary: The San Diego Union-Tribune

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