Rannell Hall previously played for the organization in 2019. Hall played in a total of two games for Massachusetts in 2019. He debuted in the Pirates final regular season game and also played in the team’s first-round playoff game. He starred in his short time, hauling in 17 catches, 232 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.
He has spent time in several other professional football leagues. After playing for the Pirates in 2019, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the 2020 XFL Draft. He was positioned primarily as a kick returner for the Vipers. In 2019, prior to the Pirates, Hall spent time in both the AAF and CFL. Hall played for the Orlando Apollos in the AAF and appeared in all eight games as a wide receiver. He finished third on the team in receiving yards. Hall had a stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in May 2019.
Hall has also spent time in the NFL. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May 2015. After spending the offseason and training camp with the Buccaneers, he was signed to the team’s practice squad in September 2015. The Cleveland Browns signed Hall off Tampa Bay’s practice squad in December 2015. He would appear in one game for the Browns.
Hall did not play in 2016 due to a broken fibula and was then released by the Browns prior to the 2017 season. He was later re-signed to the Browns practice squad in October 2017 and was then released again in December 2017. Hall’s last stop in the NFL was with the Atlanta Falcons on their practice squad in 2018.
Nicknamed Speedy, Hall played college football at the University of Central Florida from 2011-14. As a true freshman in 2011, he was selected to the All-Conference USA First Team as a kick returner. As a junior, Hall posted career-highs in receptions (57), receiving yards (886), and receiving touchdowns (5). He played a pivotal role on his team that season, as UCF went 12-1 and won the 2014 Fiesta Bowl. After his senior season, Hall was invited to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January 2015.