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13 DAYS TO 2022 KICKOFF: Joe Hall III

In which BracketCat counts down the 13th day until the 2022 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State safety Joe Hall III.

Joe Hall #30
Now the big Joe Hall is back as director of player development for K-State, it’s opened the door for his slightly less big son to walk on as a KSU safety.

Goal No. 13: EXPECT TO WIN. And truly believe we will.

#13 Joe Hall III

True Freshman | 6-0 | 205 lbs. | Manhattan, Kansas
Joe Hall III
Joe Hall III
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Safety
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Joe L. Hall III (b. Nov. 20, 2003) is a preferred walk-on safety from Manhattan High School who is likely to redshirt in 2022 and plans on majoring in family and consumer sciences.

He prepped under head coach Joe Schartz for Manhattan, where he was a three-year letter-winner and a two-time all-league pick at wide receiver who only started playing defense as a senior, totaling 24 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups in 2021 en route to honorable mention all-state honors from Sports in Kansas and first-team all-league honors.

Hall totaled 607 yards and seven touchdowns on 44 catches during his prep career and led the Indians in receiving yards with 283 on 23 catches and three touchdowns.

He prepped with current Wildcats Damian Ilalio and Sam Shields, and also competed in basketball and in track and field for the Indians.

Hall walked on at Kansas State over offers from Butler Community College, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Independence Community College, Missouri Southern and Washburn, as well as comparable preferred walk-on offers from Kansas and South Dakota.

He is the son of former Wildcat favorite and current Director of Football Student-Athlete Development Joe L. Hall Jr., who was a running back at K-State in 1999-2001 before playing parts of two seasons in the National Football League (and later publishing a book).