Fifth-year senior defensive lineman who figures to be a stabilizing force in the middle for the Gamecocks in 2008... listed on the second team at defensive tackle entering the fall, but will figure prominently in the rotation... looks to be completely recovered from a knee injury that would allow him to return to his 2006 form... has played in 35 games making 14 starts during his Carolina career.
2007: Played in all 12 games after coming off a knee injury, making eight starts... credited with 22 tackles, including 18 solo stops... had a pair of tackles for loss, including a sack... notched five quarterback hurries, the second-highest total on the squad... forced a fumble against Vanderbilt, the second forced fumble of his career... has appeared in 35 games over the past four seasons, making 14 starts... owns 50 career tackles... was unable to practice during the spring as he continued to rehabilitate from a season-ending left knee injury.
2006: Arguably the top defensive lineman on the squad... started each of the first two games, making five tackles... recorded a sack in the opening-day win at Mississippi State... suffered a left knee injury in the Georgia game and underwent season-ending surgery... received a medical redshirt.
2005: Figured into a three-man rotation in the middle of the defensive line with Stanley Doughty and Chris Tucker... started one game, getting the nod in the Georgia contest... credited with 14 tackles... three of his tackles came behind the line of scrimmage, including one sack.
2004: Had a solid rookie campaign... appeared in nine games... started the final three games of the year at defensive tackle... was in on nine total tackles (seven solo)... had one tackle for loss versus South Florida... made two tackles vs. Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Forest Hills High School in North Carolina in 2004... recorded 88 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss, and five sacks his senior season... rated the #1 defensive line prospect in the state of North Carolina by Tom Lemming... ranked the #3 prospect in the state of North Carolina and the #17 defensive line prospect in the nation by Prep Star... ranked the 10th-best defensive tackle recruit in the country by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL: Edward Marque Hall was born Jan. 16, 1986... working towards a degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management... can bench press 430 pounds.