Two, that is the number of players from the state of Kansas who will participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
One of those players is Northwest Grizzlies running back Breece Hall.
Hall says when he was younger, his mom wasn’t too keen on the idea of him playing football.
“My mom, she was a basketball player, so she started out wanting me to play basketball, my dad was a football player,” said Hall. “She didn’t want me to get hurt because I wasn’t one of those bigger kids when I was younger, I was real small, so she started me out with flag football,” added Hall.
Flag football later turned to tackle by around third or fourth grade for Hall.
Ever since he’s been off and running.
Hall has rushed for just under 15-hundred yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground, another 399 yards and six touchdowns receiving this year for his Grizzlies team, that has yet to lose a game.
His talents haven’t gone unnoticed either.
He will join 89 other high school players from across the country who will participate in the All-American Bowl down in San Antonio.
“When I first got the call I was exciting, but I was acting like cool, calm and collected on the phone,” said Hall. “I got the call in school so I kind of stepped out of class and screamed in the hallway, I was so excited and just today a couple teachers were just coming up to me, congratulating me,” added Hall.
Through it all, Hall remains not only humble, but thankful.
“I’ve worked so hard for this and I’m so thankful for all the gifts God has given me,” said Hall.
Hall is committed to play football next season at Iowa State.