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BYU RB KJ Hall “leaving the game” of football

NCAA Football: Massachusetts at Brigham Young Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

BYU’s fourth-leading rusher from a year ago has decided to step away from football.

Running KJ Hall announced on his Instagram account that he is not playing football anymore for “reasons unrelated to (his) physical health.”

“You’re never ready to move on past something that you love and have committed so much of your life to. But, I don’t want anyone to be confused, I have chosen to leave the game at this point for reasons unrelated to my physical health. That being said I want to wish my brothers luck this week and year as they go to battle and right the ship!! #builtnotborn”

Hall was a walk-on and did not participate during Fall Camp. He struggled with injuries at times during his BYU career, but was productive when healthy. He rushed for 390 yards in two seasons, including a 112-yard performance last year versus San Jose State.

Hall is the son of former BYU running back Kallin Hall and the older brother of freshman QB Jaren Hall.

Without Hall, BYU’s RB rotation will likely consist of Squally Canada, Lopini Katoa, Riley Burt, Beau Hoge, Kavika Fonua and Tyler Allgeier.

Congrats to KJ on a successful football career, and best of luck to him in the next phase of his life!