According to Brand Affinity Technologies (don't ask), Tamba Hali is a hot commodity among athletes in terms of increasing brand recognition. In fact, he's No. 1 on their list of rising talent in a recent report in the Sacramento Bee. Other names on the list include Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets, Elvis Dumervil of the Broncos and Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears. Sebastian Janikowsk is second on the list that also includes two hockey players:
Defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs Tamba Hali, or better known to fans as TambaHawk, has earned the top spot on Brand Affinity Technologies' monthly ranking of 'Rising Sports Stars,' which calculates those with the most significant leap in popularity during the previous thirty days. Hali helped the Chiefs to victory against the favored San Diego Chargers last month with two sacks and a forced fumble.