Breece Hall

American football player (born 2001)

American football player
Breece Hall
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Hall (#28) with Iowa State in 2019
No. 20 – New York Jets
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (2001-05-31) May 31, 2001 (age 22)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Wichita Northwest
(Wichita, Kansas)
College:Iowa State (2019–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
  • New York Jets (2022–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Rushing yards:1,457
Rushing average:4.8
Rushing touchdowns:9
Receiving yards:809
Receiving average:8.5
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Breece Maelik Hall (born May 31, 2001) is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa State, where he was a two-time All-American and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Hall was selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Hall grew up in Wichita, Kansas and attended Wichita Northwest High School. Hall was named first-team All-Metro and first-team All-State after rushing for 2,082 yards and scoring 36 total touchdowns in his junior season.[1] As a senior, Hall rushed for 2,127 yards and 29 touchdowns and was again named first-team All-State and the Wichita Metro Player of the Year.[2]

College career

Following the departure of David Montgomery for the NFL, Hall became Iowa State's starting running back during his true freshman season.[3] He was named the co-Newcomer of the Week after rushing 132 yards and three touchdowns 38–14 win over West Virginia.[4] Hall repeated as Newcomer of the Week the following week after rushing for 183 yards and two touchdowns while also catching three passes for 73 yards.[5][6] He finished the season with 897 rushing yards and nine touchdowns while also catching 23 passes for 252 yards and one touchdown and was named second-team All-Big 12.[7][8][9]

Hall rushed for over 100 yards in eight straight games to start his sophomore season.[10] Hall finished the season as the FBS leader in rushing yards with 1,572 on 279 carries and 21 rushing touchdowns while also catching 23 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Hall was named first-team All-Big 12 and the conference Offensive Player of the Year and became the first unanimous All-American in school history.[11]

As a junior in 2021, Hall finished with 1,472 rushing yards, 302 receiving yards, and 23 total touchdowns.[12] Following the season, Hall announced that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.[13]

College statistics

Iowa State Cyclones
Season GP Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2019 12 186 897 4.8 9 23 252 11.0 1
2020 12 279 1,572 5.6 21 23 180 7.8 2
2021 12 253 1,472 5.8 20 36 302 8.4 3
Career 36 718 3,941 5.5 50 82 734 9.0 6

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 11+14 in
(1.81 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
4.39 s 1.52 s 2.55 s 40.0 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
All values from NFL Combine[14][15]

2022

Hall was selected by the New York Jets in the second round with the 36th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, which made him the first running back selected that year.[16][17]

Hall made his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2022 season against the Baltimore Ravens.[18] He scored his first professional touchdown on a ten-yard reception from quarterback Joe Flacco in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.[19] During Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins, Hall finished with 97 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, and a touchdown as the Jets won 40–17.[20] For his performance on Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, with 20 carries for 116 yards and a rushing touchdown, Hall was named FedEx Ground Player and Pepsi NFL rookie of the week.[21][22]

In Week 7 against the Denver Broncos, Hall rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown, but tore his ACL and meniscus in the second quarter in the 16–9 win.[23][24] He was placed on injured reserve on October 25, 2022, ending his season.[25]

2023

On July 19, 2023, Hall was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list.[26] He was activated from the active/physically unable to perform list on August 15, 2023.[27]

During Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, Hall finished with 127 yards, including an 83-yard run as the Jets won 22–16 in overtime.[28] During Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, Hall finished with 177 rushing yards, including a 72-yard touchdown as the Jets won 31–21. During Week 8 against the New York Giants, Hall had a 50-yard receiving touchdown, finishing with 76 receiving yards and 17 rushing yards as the Jets won 13–10 in overtime. The week after playing against the Atlanta Falcons, Hall was fined $43,709 for a hit he made on A.J. Terrell that put the latter in concussion protocol, although no penalty was called for the hit.[29]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Led the league
Bold Career high
Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Y/A Lng TD Rec Yds Y/R Lng TD Fum Lost
2022 NYJ 7 2 80 463 5.8 62 4 19 218 11.5 79 1 1 1
2023 NYJ 17 16 223 994 4.5 83 5 76 591 7.8 50 4 2 0
Career 24 18 303 1,457 4.8 83 9 95 809 8.5 79 5 3 1

Personal life

Hall has multiple family ties to professional football. His step-father, Jeff Smith, played for the Chiefs and Buccaneers over a four-year NFL career. His cousin, Kenton Keith, had a brief stint in 2004 with the Jets, which would later become Hall's team, as well as a season with the Colts in 2007. He also spent six seasons in the CFL. Hall's third cousin, running back and three-time Super Bowl champion Roger Craig, played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s.[30][31]

References

  1. ^ Douglas, Kendra (November 7, 2018). "Northwest High School senior Breece Hall selected to play in the football All American Game". KSN.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Birch, Tommy (August 23, 2019). "Iowa State football: The conversation that put freshman Breece Hall on the path to college stardom". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Birch, Tommy (January 22, 2020). "Former Iowa State great David Montgomery lends helping hand to Breece Hall". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Meredith, Luke (October 15, 2019). "Freshman Breece Hall emerges at RB for Iowa State". Yahoo Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Montz, Dylan (October 19, 2019). "Breece Hall 'electric' in encore at Texas Tech". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Peterson, Randy (October 12, 2019). "After Breece Hall's breakout, there should be no question who is Iowa State's No. 1 running back is". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "Iowa State: Running back Breece Hall is a superstar in-waiting". The Des Moines Register. July 10, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Shepard, Brad (April 1, 2020). "Ranking the Top 10 Sophomores Heading into the 2020 College Football Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  9. ^ Visser, Ben (September 14, 2020). "Breece Hall, like Iowa State football team as a whole, has room for improvement". The Gazette. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Bromberg, Nick (November 25, 2020). "Heisman Watch: It's time to appreciate Iowa State RB Breece Hall". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  11. ^ Peterson, Randy (January 7, 2021). "Iowa State's Breece Hall named a unanimous first-team All-American". Des Moines Register. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  12. ^ "Breece Hall 2021 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  13. ^ Fornelli, Tom (December 18, 2021). "Breece Hall declares for 2022 NFL Draft: Iowa State star running back ends dynamic career with Cyclones". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  14. ^ "Breece Hall Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  15. ^ "Breece Hall, Iowa State, RB, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  16. ^ Lange, Randy (April 30, 2022). "Jets Trade Up with Giants for No. 36 Overall Pick, Take Iowa State RB Breece Hall". New York Jets. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  17. ^ "Running backs drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft". Pro Football Network. April 30, 2022. Retrieved February 24, 2023.
  18. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets – September 11th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  19. ^ "New York Jets at Cleveland Browns – September 18th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  20. ^ "Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – October 9th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2022.
  21. ^ Pullano, John (October 19, 2022). "Jets RB Breece Hall Voted FedEx Ground Player of the Week". New York Jets. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  22. ^ Pullano, John (October 20, 2022). "Jets RB Breece Hall named NFL's Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week". New York Jets. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  23. ^ Cimini, Rich (October 23, 2022). "Jets' Breece Hall dealing with likely ACL injury". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  24. ^ Bell, Jack (October 24, 2022). "Jets' Breece Hall Out for the Season With ACL Tear". New York Jets. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  25. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (October 25, 2022). "Jets Place RB Breece Hall and OL Alijah Vera-Tucker on Injured Reserve". New York Jets. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  26. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (July 19, 2023). "Jets Place RB Breece Hall, 3 Others on Active/PUP list". NewYorkJets.com.
  27. ^ Cimini, Rich (August 15, 2023). "Jets activate RB Breece Hall after adding Dalvin Cook". ESPN.com.
  28. ^ Samillano, Gerard Angelo (September 12, 2023). "'Still that dude': Breece Hall dripping with confidence after impressive return to Jets in Week 1". ClutchPoints. Retrieved September 19, 2023.
  29. ^ "Breece Hall fined $43,709 for hit on A.J. Terrell". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 10, 2023.
  30. ^ "Breece Hall Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Breece Hall NFL Draft & Combine. NFL.com. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  31. ^ Cimini, Rich (May 19, 2022). "49ers great Roger Craig part of football family molding Jets rookie Breece Hall". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 4, 2022.

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