WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) – Winona Senior Terrell Hall has been terrifying offenses and defenses in Southeastern Minnesota for the past 3 seasons. This year, the two-way star led the Winhawks to their second consecutive undefeated regular season. All year, he’s asked his team one question.
“How good do you want to be?” he said. “That’s the question all these kids ask all summer, all spring, all winter. How good do you want to be? How far do we want to go as a team?”
Hall is a dynamic talent. In the Winhawks’ eight games so far this season, he’s scored touchdowns four different ways — through the air, on the ground, after an interception, and on a punt return. But he’s also a relentless worker off the field, and head coach John Cassellius thinks that’s what sets Hall apart.
“He always wants to watch more film,” said Cassellius. “He’s always like ‘Hey Coach, when are you going in to watch film?’ and we’ll tell him what time, and he’s like “Well, can I come in 30 minutes before that and sit down with you?’. He’s going to do what it takes because he wants to be the best that he can be.”
Last week against Austin, etched his name into the school record books with his 94th reception, the most all-time in Winhawk history. But Hall is more focused on team accolades.
“We want to win it all. We don’t want to come up short in any way, sort, form, or fashion,” Hall said. “It’s that way from the top to the bottom. We’re ultra competitive. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be checkers, but we’re trying to win.”
Hall is committed to play football at National Power North Dakota State, who’s won 6 of the last 7 FCS Championships. He thinks playing for a dominant program in Winona will translate well to his college career.
“Since I’ve been here, we’ve been winning, so hopefully when I go [to NDSU] they’re still winning, we’re still winning… I like the winning culture, and I like to be part of guys who like to work and put the work in and let the results show on the field.
Terrell Hall of the Winona Winhawks football team is this week’s KTTC NewsCenter Sports Athlete of the Week.