Wyoming’s Hall has steady outing in Collegiate Bowl
LARAMIE -- It was a workmanlike effort in Tyler Hall's last game in a Wyoming helmet.
The senior cornerback broke up a pass and gave up a 14-yard grab in a 30-20 victory for his National Team Saturday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
In the second quarter, Hall broke up a pass from Michigan State's Brian Lewerke that was intended for his Spartan teammate, Darrell Stewart.
American Team receiver, J.J Koski, caught a quick hitter in front of Hall late in the first half. In his lone lapse of the game, Hall forgot to touch the Cal Poly product, who rose to his feet and escaped for six additional yards. This game was played with NFL rules.
Hall, who was playing 25 miles from his hometown of Hawthorn, saw time at corner, nickel back and as a gunner on special teams.
The 5-foot, 10-inch, 190-pound defensive back was a three-year starter in Laramie. Hall picked off four career passes, including returning a 72-yard pick for a touchdown (above) in the Cowboys' week-two road win at Texas State.
Hall was also dynamic in the Pokes' kick-return game throughout his career. As a senior, he led the nation, averaging 33.4 yards per return. Hall returned kicks for touchdowns in back-to-back games during his sophomore season, taking one 97 yards to the house against Hawaii and 95 against Texas State.
He was the first Wyoming football player to ever accomplish that feat.
Hall finished 2019 with 37 tackles, a forced fumble and eight pass break ups.