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Throwback Thursday: DeAngelo Hall's Strip And Score In 2010 Opener


For today's Throwback Thursday moment presented by Subway, looks back at DeAngelo Hall's brilliant strip of Dallas' Tashard Choice and return for a touchdown in 2010. 

It looked like it was just going to be a simple play to end the first half. DeAngelo Hall thought otherwise.


On Sept. 12, 2010 the Redskins and rival Dallas Cowboys got together on Sunday Night Football at FedExField for a Week 1 matchup that got Washington's fan base ready to go for the start of a new season. Both defenses played well that night as the Redskins led 3-0 with four seconds left in the first half.

With the Cowboys on their own 36-yard line, and hindsight being 20/20, Dallas elected to churn out yards -- and potentially points -- instead of taking a knee to end the half. Instead, Romo stepped up in the pocket and pitched a backward pass to running back to Tashard Choice, who was met by Hall almost immediately.

As Choice fought for extra yards, Hall used both hands to rip the football away from Choice. The ball bounced on the ground three times before Hall picked it up and strutted to the end zone, punctuating the biggest play of the night with a back flip over the goal line.

"I made the first contact and immediately I felt my hands on the ball," Hall told Michael Irvin the next day on Irvin's radio show in Miami. "From that point on, I wasn't worried about the tackle. I was just trying to get the ball out."

The Redskins went on to win the game 13-7.

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