09/06/2013 - RB Jordan Hall carried 21 times for a career-high 159 yards and two touchdowns, bursts off left tackle of 49 and 37 yards, in the opener. "You look at his career, he's never had a day like that," Meyer said. "So I was really pleased. And he's had a good week of practice, too. He goes really hard." Hall, a fifth-year senior out of Terrelle Pryor's hometown of Jeannette, Pa., said the numbers might have been his best but there's still plenty of ways to improve. "There was a couple of good runs that I had, but there's still a lot of work I have to do personally and as a team," he said.
On each of his TD runs, he broke through the line and didn't have a defender in front of him. "It's a feeling you can't explain because the crowd gets loud." he said. "You just have to get to the end zone. Words can't explain it." Hall's fine play was an affirmation on the field of the way the coaches looked at him off it. He is bouncing back after missing most of last year with foot and knee injuries. "He's made an unbelievable change as a person. He's grown tremendously," running backs coach Stan Drayton said. "He's a mature individual on the football field, very smart. You know, he can sit there and come out of a series of the game and sit down on the bench and tell you exactly what goes on." - AP Sports
08/31/2013 - Braxton Miller threw two touchdown passes before fighting leg cramps and Jordan Hall ran for two more scores to lead No. 2 Ohio State to a 40-20 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. The Buckeyes, striving for a crisper start from coach Urban Meyer's debut in 2012, led 23-0 after the first quarter before the Bulls made things interesting.
Joe Licata threw two TD passes and linebacker Kahlil Mack returned a Miller interception 45 yards to make it 30-20 in the third quarter. Miller was sidelined a second time with cramps and sub Kenny Guiton promptly tossed a 21-yard TD pass to Chris Fields. Hall had a career-high 159 yards rushing, scoring on runs of 37 and 49 yards. - AP Sports
08/14/2013 - OTHER OHIO STATE PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: RB Jordan Hall (5-8, 198, 4.54)...The ballcarrier expected to play the "Harvin role" in Meyer's offense, Hall has a compact build with a good mix of quickness, power and vision to pick through the defense. He has strong durability concerns and routinely seems to be shaken up, recording only 40 carries last season due to various injuries. Overall, Hall is a good athlete when healthy but lacks special ability, taking what he's given but little after that. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/10/2013 - Ohio State says running back Jordan Hall has been granted a medical redshirt after missing most of the 2012 season due to foot and knee injuries. Hall carried the ball in just three games last season as a senior, totaling 40 attempts for 218 yards and a touchdown. He missed the start of the season after cutting his foot in the summer and the end after partially tearing a knee ligament.
Ohio State also announced that its first spring football practice will be March 5, the second on March 7 and, after spring break, the third would be March 19. The annual spring game is being played April 13 at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium, due to construction at Ohio Stadium. - AP Sports
11/09/2012 - Ohio State running back Jordan Hall will miss the rest of the season, take a redshirt year and return in 2013, Coach Urban Meyer said on 97.1 The Fan on Thursday afternoon. A three-year letter-winner, Hall has played sparingly this season because of injuries. He missed the beginning of the season with a foot laceration that required surgery. Then he partially tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Ohio State's 17-16 win over Michigan State in Week 6. Hall is third on the Buckeyes in rushing with 218 yards on 40 carries. He has one touchdown on the ground and three catches for 31 yards. In recent weeks, Meyer and the OSU coaching staff have said redshirting Hall wasn't in the thought process. That process obviously has changed. Meyer said Hall is "bouncing around a little bit," but the plan now is for Hall to redshirt and return next year. Meyer lamented in recent weeks the injury to Hall. "You just hate to see that because it's a kid who has worked his tail off, one of the hardest-working guys we had in the offseason," Meyer said. With Hall out of action, Ohio State has relied heavily on junior Carlos Hyde, who has 737 yards rushing - second only to the 1,166 yards posted by quarterback Braxton Miller. - John Kampf, News-Herald.com
10/25/2012 - Ohio State running back Jordan Hall hasn't played since the Buckeyes 17-16 win over Michigan State on Sept. 29. According to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, it's possible that Hall won't play again until 2013. "He re-dinged [his knee], so I don't know," Meyer said. "He's not even practicing. I think [redshirting] is [an option], I think it is now. I had to find out even if it's a possibility, and it is." Hall is a senior, but it's possible he'll want to return to Columbus for another season if he has hopes of improving his NFL draft stock. Hall suffered a partially torn ligament in his knee during the Michigan State game, carrying the ball six times for 26 yards and a score before having to leave. This season, Hall has only carried the ball 40 times for 218 yards in three games. He missed the first two games of the season after an accident during the summer when he stepped on a piece of glass with his bare foot. Hall cut a tendon, which required surgery. The good news for Ohio State is that it has Carlos Hyde. Hyde has rushed for 545 yards and nine touchdowns for the Buckeyes this season, second on the team behind Braxton Miller in both categories. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
10/01/2012 - Ohio State senior running back Jordan Hall has a partial tear of the PCL ligament in his right knee and is doubtful for this week's home game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, coach Urban Meyer said Monday. Hall, who missed the Buckeyes' first two games this season with an offseason foot injury, left Saturday's 17-16 win against Michigan State after hurting the knee. "You just hate to see that because it's a kid who has worked his tail off, one of the hardest-working guys we had in the offseason," Meyer said. "We'll just evaluate that. I'd say doubtful, unless something happens." Hall is the team's second-leading rusher with 218 yards and a touchdown on 40 carries this season. Hall opened the year on the shelf after a freak accident in June led to surgery to repair a torn tendon in his foot. - Brian Bennett, ESPN.com
09/22/2012 - Ohio State was expected to cruise past Alabama-Birmingham in its final tune-up before the start of its Big Ten schedule, but the Blazers wouldn't go down easily Saturday. The slow starts that have plagued the No. 16 Buckeyes in non-conference play continued for the fourth straight week before a 21-point second quarter and just enough defense helped Ohio State avoid a stunning upset with a 29-15 victory before 105,019 mostly silent fans in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes (4-0) trailed for much of the first half but scored three rushing touchdowns to grab a 21-12 lead at halftime and then held off the Blazers in the second half despite being outgained 403-347 in total yards for the game. UAB (0-3) closed to 21-15 early in the fourth quarter on a 34-yard field goal by Ty Long, but Ohio State iced the game on a 1-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion by Braxton Miller with 5:03 left. The Buckeyes' dynamic sophomore quarterback completed 12 of 20 passes for 143 yards and rushed for 64 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. OSU running back Jordan Hall gained 105 yards on 17 carries in the second game back since recovering from a foot injury. - The Sports Xchange