Playing With Purpose
Oct. 19, 2013
After just six quarters of action in his then-senior season, fifth-year senior Jordan Hall was given a second chance. After suffering a torn posterior cruciate knee ligament against Michigan State last season, Hall was granted a medical redshirt to return for another year. With a chance to continue to make his dreams a reality, the Jeannette Pa., native is seizing every moment as a member of the Scarlet and Gray.
"When I found out I could come back last season, I was so excited," Hall said. "All I wanted was to be back out there with my team."
Hall, who is wearing No. 2 for the Buckeyes this season, started the first four games of the campaign at running back, rushing for a career-high 168 yards and collecting a career-high three rushing touchdowns at California Sept. 14. In a position where depth and talent are not in short supply, his competitive nature and versatility have earned him playing time on the offensive and special teams units.
To add to his accolades, Hall is third all-time with 1,186 career kickoff return yards and fifth all-time in Ohio State history with a career kickoff return average of 27.0 yards. Reflecting on his career at Ohio State, Hall indicates the best is yet to come.
"It's my last year, so I'm trying to take it all in," Hall said. "With missing time last year, I don't want to take anything for granted. Everybody tells me it's the best time of your life, so I'm just trying to embrace it. I'm hoping my best memory here hasn't happened yet."
By Chelsea Zoellner, Athletics Communications