Each week during the season, I go through the Eagles' media guide to find one interesting fact about a player and ask them about it.
This week, I reeled in defensive end Daeshon Hall.
DZ: It says you're surprisingly good at fishing.
DZ: Is that true?
DH: That's definitely true.
DZ: When did you start?
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DH: I think I started fishing maybe like, first or second grade. My mom took me to this rinky-dink pond. You know at the recreation (department) sometimes, how they have ponds and stuff. We went over there. Caught a little fish. And ever since then, I've been fishing.
DZ: Where do you normally go? Lakes or …?
DH: Yeah, at A&M we had a bunch of little man-made lakes and stuff like that, so I went over there and fished over there. A lot of lakes. I get out on the Gulf (of Mexico) sometimes and go deep-sea fishing.
DZ: What do you catch out there?
DH: A lot of drum, like white drums, red drums … I forgot the other thing and we catch it a lot. There's a whole bunch of different fish. And then, we do a lot of freshwater too, like bass and catfish. That kind of stuff.
DZ: Do you cook it? Do you keep it?
DH: Yeah, if it's big enough, we eatin' it.
DZ: OK, do you know how to fillet fish?
DZ: Oh, you do? That's a skill.
DH: You know, survival of the fittest.
DZ: (laugher) How'd you learn how to do that kind of stuff?
DH: I didn't know how to fillet fish until I got into college and stuff like that. But my roommate, his name was Alonzo (Williams), we used to go fishing. He was a big outdoorsman and he taught me how to do all this extra stuff that I was missing.
DZ: Do you fish around here at all?
DH: I haven't been fishing in Philly yet.
DZ: I don't think there's a ton of fishing right here, but there's some.
DH: Yeah, I gotta check it out. I've really only been fishing down south.
DZ: Yeah, you gotta check it out. Thanks, man.
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