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Football

Virtual call with Reggie Bush “surreal” for Breece Hall

Oct 10, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) goes up and over the line for a touchdown to make the score 20-7 during their football game against Texas Tech at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

Through Iowa State’s first four games this season, the Breece Hall has solidified himself as one of the nation’s best ball-carriers.

The sophomore from Wichita currently sits No. 2 nationally in rushing yards and touchdowns. He is also the Big 12’s leader in rushing attempts, yards, touchdowns, yards from scrimmage and points scored.

People across the country are starting to take notice of the Cyclone star — even a former Heisman Trophy winner.

Hall was named Fox commentator Reggie Bush’s Power Player of the Week after Iowa State’s win over Oklahoma on Oct. 3 and that gave him the opportunity to appear on a virtual call with the 2005 Heisman winner (we all know it happened regardless of what the Heisman trust says).

“It’s surreal. Reggie Bush is one of the best college running backs to ever play the game,” Hall said after the Cyclones’ win over Texas Tech on Saturday. “To just be on the virtual call with him, it was pretty cool just to sit down and talk to him and talk football with him.”

When Hall was asked to list some running backs he looks up to, names such as current NFL stars Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley were among the first to come to mind. But, of course, he had to throw in Bush along with his USC running-mate Lendale White.

Bush is remembered as one of the most electrifying college football players in this century and now it is cool to see him paying respects to the next generation of great college running backs.

“I felt like it was really genuine,” Hall said. “That whole conversation was really fun.”

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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