TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the first pick in the seventh round (216th overall) of 2014 NFL Draft.
• Appeared in 50 games and made 133 career tackles with six interceptions and 37 passes defensed
• Named Second Team All-SEC by both the league head coaches and Associated Press.
• Also recognized on Athlons’ postseason All-SEC unit
• Earned 11 starts as a senior
• Voted by teammates as defensive co-captain
• Finished with 49 total tackles, including 33 solo stops, three interceptions and a fumble recovery
• Added 6.5 tackles for loss
• Topped the SEC and ranked among NCAA leaders with 18 passes defensed
• Earned postseason invitation to Reese’s Senior Bowl
• Earned Second Team All-Southeastern Conference recognition from the AP
• Started all 13 games at cornerback, registering 48 total tackles
• Contributed 36 solo stops and topped the Commodore secondary with 14 passes defensed
• Ranked second on team with two interceptions
• Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after recording two interceptions versus Tennessee and totaling 68 return yards to set up touchdowns
• Served as the Commodores’ leading kick returner and was a key player in the secondary
• Contributed 21 total tackles
• Posted first career interception at South Carolina
• As a kickoff returner, averaged 23.8 yards, racking up 738 yards on 31 returns, including a 96-yard touchdown return against Georgia
• One of five true freshmen to play in the Commodore secondary
• Broke into the starting lineup late in the season after serving much of the year as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor
• Played in all 12 games, earning starts at cornerback against Florida and Wake Forest
• As a return specialist late in season, averaged 23.6 yards on 11 kickoff returns
• Senior captain and four-year starter
• Named defensive MVP as senior for school located across Mississippi River from Baton Rouge
• Helped Pelicans play for district title and advance to first round of 3A state playoffs
• Contributed 53 total tackles and four INTs as senior, earning first team 3A All-State honors after returning five kickoffs for scores
• Also had three touchdown receptions
• Averaged nearly 40 yards as punt returner
• Added All-District honors
• As junior, posted five INTs
• Standout in basketball and track & field and former starter on hoops squad
• Member of 3A state champion 4x200-meter relay foursome that also set state record
• Andre Jeroy Hal
• Son of Lisa West and Andre Hal Sr.
• Has two older sisters, Tyguencia and Alancia
• Mother owns two beauty salons, father works in construction
• Father played college football
7th-rounder Andre Hal might be in the mix to see time at the nickel CB position. But of what might he be ultimately capable? Texans Insider John Harris speculated in this installment of "The Briefing".
Watch Vanderbilt DB Andre Hal work out at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.