If I had to guess one player that Chiefs head coach Todd Haley would like his players to emulate, it'd be Tamba Hali. After moving to the 3-4 defense, Hali had to completely change positions and go from playing with his hand on the ground to standing up as an outside linebacker (he played a little linebacker at PSU).
Because of his work ethic and film study, he's been a success story.
Hali is taking his story back to Penn State, where he's spent nearly every summer since 2002, according to Jared Shanker of PennLive.com.
Every year, Hali comes back with other former Nittany Lions Anthony Adams and Jay Alford to coach up some of the younger players. With coaches unable to work with the team at all after spring practice, Hali naturally is looked at as an extension of defensive line coach Larry Johnson.
"When I was a freshman I went against Tamba, and then seeing him come back and seeing his intensity and passion for the game, you see it all over him," former Penn State tight end Mickey Shuler, Jr. said. "It’s nice to see an NFL player come back for the defensive line and work out with them."
Hali recently spoke to the media for the first time in over a year so we don't hear from him very often which I think is a shame because he's the definition of a coach's dream.
Make sure you check out the full story. Good stuff from some of the Penn State players on Hali's impact.