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Emanuel Hall has overcome a lot of adversity to get to where he is now

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Emanuel Hall’s story is one worth knowing

On Thursday, the NFL Draft will commence and several former Missouri Tigers are hoping to hear their name called over the weekend. Among that group, we’ve heard a lot about the likes of Drew Lock and Terry Beckner, Jr.

Now, thanks to an excellent profile from the Nashville Tennessean, we know a lot more about Emanuel Hall too.

His junior year at Missouri didn’t start with any more promise. In Missouri’s first four games of 2017, Hall was on the field for just a handful of snaps.

Then, halfway through his junior year, one of Missouri’s wideouts was dismissed from the team. That was Hall’s chance.

Together, Hall and quarterback Drew Lock just clicked. Lock could throw 70 yards off his back foot, and Hall could fly down the field fast enough to pull it in.

The article treats Hall’s on-field prowess as a product of a man who had to overcome both on and off-field challenges. The passing of Hall’s father gets a considerable amount of attention.

Gone was the man who loved family vacations. A movie buff who could watch his favorites — “Forrest Gump,” “Bridges of Madison County,” “The Last Unicorn” — over and over again.

With each scene, Daton Hall would rewind, rewind, rewind. Each time he would look at his boys, a glimmer in his eye, and say, “Hey, watch this.”

Hall had always wanted to say that back to his father.

I won’t go into too much more detail on the profile — it’s worth a read for yourself. Long story short, whichever team chooses Hall this weekend may have a new fan.

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