Richie Hall was an outstanding defensive back, first with Calgary and then with Saskatchewan. He was originally signed by Calgary in May of 1983. After five years with Calgary, Hall was traded to the Riders in May of 1988 for a fourth round draft pick in the 1989 draft (Brent Pollock) in what seems like a rather lopsided trade for the Green and White. Hall played another four seasons for Saskatchewan and added two more Western All-Star honours (1988 and 1990) to go with the two he had with Calgary (1983 & 1986). Hall was also an All-Canadian selection in his rookie season of 1983. At only 5' 6", Hall is one of the smallest players to have played in the CFL, but his stature did not prevent him from being an excellent defensive back and punt returner. Hall recorded 34 career interceptions with a single season high of 8 in 1986. After retiring, Hall went on to become an assistant coach with the Riders from 1994 to 2008, establishing himself as one of the best defensive coordinators in the league. Both as a player and a coach, Richie Hall was and is very popular with the Rider fans. In 2009, Richie Hall left the Riders to assume the head coaching duties with the Edmonton Eskimos.
No official tackle stats were kept before 1987.