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Linus Parker "Bullet" Hall (December 10, 1916 – February 8, 2005) was a professional
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player for the Cleveland Rams and the
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. In his
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season, Hall led the league in passing, was second in passing yardage, and fifth in rushing yards. He was named the league's
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in 1939 and was the first professional player to complete over 100 passes in a single season. He spent four seasons with the Rams, and after returning from military service during
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, Hall played with the AAFC's
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during their inaugural season. He moved to
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, after retiring from football and worked in the lumber business.


See also

* List of NCAA major college football yearly scoring leaders (1938) * List of National Football League annual punting yards leaders


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* * {{DEFAULTSORT:Hall, Parker 1916 births 2005 deaths American football quarterbacks Cleveland Rams players American military personnel of World War II Del Monte Pre-Flight Navyators football players Ole Miss Rebels football players Saint Mary's Pre-Flight Air Devils football players San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) players All-American college football players College Football Hall of Fame inductees People from Tunica, Mississippi Players of American football from Mississippi