The Kansas City Chiefs announced that prolific wide receiver and kick returner Dante Hall will be inducted into their hall of fame in a tweet on Friday.
Hall, one of Kansas City’s most recognizable figures of their 2000s rosters, was an explosive playmaker during his seven-year tenure with the team between 2000 and 2006. Known for his elite footspeed and short stature, Hall’s elusiveness on the gridiron earned him the nicknames “X-Factor” and “The Human Joystick”.
X-Factor. The Human Joystick. Dante Hall earned these nicknames, and now he’s earned his way into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. Congrats, @ogxfactor82!
📝 https://t.co/PCJg8FzqGS pic.twitter.com/ywBYuq8tV4
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 28, 2023
Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt released a statement on Hall’s selection to the team’s Hall of Fame in the official announcement, highlighting the receiver’s work as an electric kick returner as a key role for his induction.
“My family and I are delighted to announce Dante as this year’s inductee into the Chiefs Hall of Fame,” Hunt said. “It’s not every day you get to witness a generational talent at the returner position, but Chiefs Kingdom was blessed to witness Dante’s talent for seven seasons.
“His quickness, agility and pure athleticism as a returner and wide receiver cemented him as one of the franchise’s greats. Following his playing career, Dante joined the Kansas City Ambassador program and has been an active participant in the brand’s international expansion efforts. We are looking forward to celebrating Dante’s Hall of Fame induction at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium this fall.”
Hall earned an All-Pro selection in Kansas City as a returner in 2003 and was part of many notable teams during the Trent Green era of the early 2000s. He appeared in 97 games for the Chiefs over his seven seasons with the team, amassing over 8,500 return yards and 11 return touchdowns as a member of the team.