2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #11, San Diego State CB Darren Hall
The Aztecs cornerback is the fourth SDSU defender on this year’s list of Mountain West football’s top athletes.
The no-fly zone is intact.
For a lot of teams, losing a guy who led college football in passes defended would be a tremendous hole to fill. For the San Diego State Aztecs, though, losing a guy like that is just business as usual, especially when it seems likely his production can be replaced by someone of the caliber of the next player on our countdown.
Darren Hall, after all, finished second in the Mountain West, and tied for fifth among FBS defenders, with 17 passes defended in 2019. He also added 49 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles but, remarkably, that sophomore campaign still wasn’t enough to land him on the conference media’s all-Mountain West two-deep, though he did earn an honorable mention.
In 2020, Hall has a pretty convincing argument as the best cornerback in the Mountain West and could have an outsized influence on what will certainly be a strange football season. For a program that’s been developing playmakers at this position for a decade now, that’s always the expectation.
That’s Darren Hall running into the endzone after grabbing the Chips turnover forced by Tariq Thompson!
— San Diego State Football (@AztecFB) December 21, 2019
Darren Hall with the forced fumble and Dwayne Johnson Jr. with the recovery inside the New Mexico State 5-yard line! pic.twitter.com/pow1tEy7iw
— San Diego State Football (@AztecFB) September 15, 2019