Growing up in a football family was on another level for Breece Hall. His cousin Roger Craig was the 1988 Offensive Player of the Year while playing for the 49ers, and his stepfather, Jeff Smith, played running back for the Chiefs and Buccaneers. Hall was born to be an NFL running back. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, he was a three-star prospect with offers from all of the schools in the Midwest except the powerhouses in the Big 10 and Big 12. Early in the process, Hall committed to Iowa State, after being the Top Prospect on the Cyclones' board among the 2019 recruiting class. Measuring 6-1 and 200-pounds, Hall logged back-to-back 2,000 rushing yard seasons after replacing David Montgomery's as the Cyclones' feature back.
It took Hall a few games to establish himself at Iowa State his freshman season, but once he did, it was game over for Big-12 defenses. From Week 5 to Week 12 of Hall's true freshman season, he amassed 813 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He went on to collect 20 career 100-yard rushing performances in 36 games at Iowa State. Hall also holds the NCAA record for most consecutive games scoring a touchdown with 24. He scored a touchdown in every single game during his sophomore and junior seasons.
Securing All-Freshman and All-American Awards all three seasons in Ames, it is understandable why Hall was a Devy favorite, and the consensus RB1 entering the 2022 NFL Draft season. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Hall split time with incumbent starter Michael Carter for a few games in his rookie season, but it didn't take long to see Hall was going to be one of the most explosive backs in the NFL. He began seeing the majority share of the backfield touches in Week 4. On 80 carries for the season, he had nine runs of more than 15 yards (No. 2 with an 11.3-percent Breakaway Run Rate). He was also No. 1 in Yards Per Touch and No. 3 in Yards Created Per Touch. Unfortunately, it was on a small sample, as Hall tore his ACL in Week 7 (October 23, 2022). He enters the 2023 season trying to get back to full health and be an integral part of a Jets' offense with Super Bowl aspirations.