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Salute to Service Award


Chad Hall (Wide Receivers Coach)

Throughout his career, Chad Hall has held many titles – including a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, NFL wide receiver, and most recently Buffalo Bills Wide Receivers coach. After graduating high school, Hall was rewarded an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, where his military career began. After serving four years at the Air Force Academy, Hall graduated and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for two years where he became an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit.

In this role, Hall led over 300 troops and maintained F-16 Fighting Falcons. Throughout his service, he still had one goal – to play in the NFL. He put his country and job first, but during his free time, he trained in pursuit of his dream. The military instilled discipline and a set of values that Hall carried in to his on-field performance as a wide receiver for the Eagles, 49ers and Chiefs. During his NFL playing career, Hall assisted at the Air Force recruiting office and shaved his head to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Before his final year of playing, Hall founded "Pigskin Patriots," a non-profit organization that holds free football and cheerleading camps on military bases around the United States for children of military families. The goal of the organization is to build the character of tomorrow's future leaders while creating a day they will remember forever.