Senior Jordan Hall capitalizes on second chance
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
Busses will shuttle students to the Woody from the RPAC and Ohio Union starting at 9:45 a.m.
Buckeyes are already 40 percent through the drills; hadn't even started on this date last year
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
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Ohio State Overview:This coaching staff has been eagerly anticipating an injury-free Jordan Hall to be the explosive H-Back the offense needs ... "He looks small, but he's a 400-pound bencher," running backs coach Stan Drayton said in describing Hall ... "He weighs 200 pounds, he's quick as a hiccup and he can make you miss in space." ... and the good news is that Hall is ready to return, as he is once again healthy after medically red-shirting the 2012 season because of a cut foot and then an injured knee kept him sidelined him for all but three games ... a fifth-year senior who was a team co-captain last year, Hall is a versatile offensive performer, with more than 1,000 career rushing yards (1,032), 24 career receptions, a 27.0 kickoff return average and 11 touchdowns (six rushing TDs; four receiving and one kickoff return) ... he has somewhat quietly piled up 2,765 career all-purpose yards to rank 20th all-time at Ohio State, and his 76.8 all-purpose yards per game also rank 20th all-time ... he has 1,500 kickoff and punt return yards (combined) and owns two Ohio State kickoff return records: 683 yards for a season (2011) and a game average of 67.5 yards per return vs. Colorado, also in 2011 ... Hall ranks third at Ohio State with 1,186 career kickoff return yards and fifth all-time with his career kickoff return average of 27.0 ... he owns three returns over 70 yards ... Hall was expected to be a significant beneficiary in Ohio State's offense last year, but a freak accident in June - he cut his foot walking in grass - kept him out until the third game, and then a knee injury in Game 5, vs. Michigan State, ended his campaign ... he was impressive in his brief stints in the offense, gaining 218 rushing yards including 87 vs. California and a career-high 105 vs. Alabama-Birmingham ... six carries for 26 yards and a touchdown in the 17-16 win over Michigan State represented Hall's final efforts on the field for the 2012 season ... Hall, a veteran of 32 games, started three times in 2011 ... he had two of the best rushing game of his career in two of his starts: 87 yards vs. Miami and 84 vs. Colorado ... had just two receptions through team's first nine games of 2011, but had 10 for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the last four games of the season, including three for 58 yards and two touchdowns vs. Purdue ... averaged 127.5 all-purpose yards per game in 2011 to rank 18th on the all-time Ohio State charts ... in 2010, as a sophomore, Hall tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to his high school teammate Terrelle Pryor in the Eastern Michigan game, and he also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Joe Bauserman that game ... had a career-long 70-yard punt return vs. Minnesota and an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the win over Michigan ... scored first career touchdown as a freshman in 2009 on an 11-yard rush vs. Minnesota ... had a career-long rush of 39 yards vs. New Mexico.
More on Jordan:Hall is majoring in consumer and family financial services ... played on powerful Jeannette H.S. teams coached by Ray Reitz that won a state title (16-0) during his junior season and was state runner-up (14-2) as a sophomore ... named all-WPIAL three years and was a member of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 (and it's Player of the Year as a senior) and the Pittsburgh Post-Review Fabulous 22 ... was an all-state basketball player and a 1,000-career points scorer ... named the outstanding Westmoreland African-American student ... is the son of Travia ad Derrick Hall Sr.
JORDAN HALL'S CAREER STATS
JORDAN HALL'S CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE STATS
* Indicates red-shirt season