AMES, Iowa – Iowa State running back Breece Hall is one of the best rookies in the nation. The native of Wichita, Kan., was named All-Big 12 Second-Team earlier in the week and Pro Football Focus (PFF) honored Hall today by placing him on its First-Team All-Freshman Team.
Hall led the Cyclones in rushing yards (842) and rushing touchdowns (9) in the regular season. His nine rushing touchdowns is the most ever by a Cyclone freshman and his rushing total is second-best among ISU rookies.
Hall had limited carries in ISU’s first five games, but became the primary rusher in its last seven conests, averaging 108.3 yards, 5.0 yards per carry and tallying all nine of his touchdowns during that span.
Hall, who posted four 100-yard rushing efforts, ranked second in the Big 12 (conference games only) in rushing at 95.0 yards per game.
The rookie was also a threat as a pass-catcher, tallying 19 catches for 207 receiving yards to move him over the 1,000-yard mark (1,049) in all-purpose yardage.
Among true freshman, Hall is tied for third nationally in rushing touchdowns with nine.