NFL Scouting Combine: Jaren Hall Says Faith Helps Him Be ‘Best Football Player I Can Be’

Mar 3, 2023, 4:08 PM | Updated: 4:44 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU quarterback Jaren Hall credited his faith in helping him be the best football player he could possibly be during an interview session with the media at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.

The Combine takes place from February 27-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hall, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussed the “three F’s” of faith, family, and football in his life during his time with the media at the Combine.

“Born and raised in the Church. My father was a convert to the Church, so he’s kind of seen both sides of everything in his life and it was important to him,” Hall said, “It became very important to my siblings and myself growing up. That’s always been a part of the deal for me. It’s been faith, family, and football. It’s kind of been the three F’s of my life and it’s how I was raised. I just think it gives me great balance. For myself personally, with as much as I have going on in my individual life, that’s always my focus. It keeps me centered. It keeps me grounded. I think it makes me a better football player, you know, the best football player I can be.”

The former BYU quarterback was also asked what makes him believe he is able to be a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

“I love football,” Hall responded. “It’s always been a part of my DNA. [I’ve] been in a lot of situations where I’ve had to lead a team…It’s something that I thrive on, that’s a new challenge, bringing people together as a unit, and that’s what football is. That’s what being a quarterback is about. [I] had a lot of great experiences doing things in that nature and that’s something I love. So I think passion and a desire to do it is ultimately what will give me the opportunity to do that.”

During the media session, Hall also praised former BYU standouts and current NFL players Fred Warner (San Francisco 49ers), Tyler Allgeier (Atlanta Falcons), and Zach Wilson (New York Jets).

Like Hall, Wilson was a star quarterback at BYU. The NFL prospect followed in Wilson’s footsteps as BYU’s starting quarterback after the latter was drafted No. 2 overall by the Jets in 2021.

“Zach was always the most prepared guy on the field,” Hall praised Wilson during his Combine comments. “He’s a guy that cherished the film room…that guy was invested. I was blown away with a couple of years [of] being around him. It helped me and my love for the game, [and] my love for preparation…that man worked harder than anybody else. That’s something that I took away, that I needed to do, be the hardest working, be the most prepared guy on the field. Cause at that position you’ve got to be.”

Hall and the rest of the quarterbacks at the Combine will participate in on-field drills on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 11 a.m. (MDT). Coverage will be televised on NFL Network.

Combine results for Hall will be available here.

Former BYU Cougars at NFL Combine

  • Blake Freeland (Offensive Lineman)
  • Jaren Hall (Quarterback)
  • Puka Nacua (Wide Receiver)

About the Combine

Athletes at the event will participate in multiple workouts and evaluations to test their ability to perform in the NFL. These are the workouts that players will undergo at the NFL Combine:

  • 40-yard dash
  • Bench press
  • Vertical jump
  • Broad jump
  • Three-cone drill
  • 20-yard shuttle
  • 60-yard shuttle

Other evaluations include:

  • Interviews
  • Physical Measurements
  • Injury Evaluation
  • Drug Screening
  • Cybex & Wonderlic tests

Live results for the Combine can be found on NFL.com.

2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 27-29 and will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

Locals In the NFL

Kyle Ireland

2023 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 3.0 For Local Players

Multiple football players with ties to the Beehive State appeared as 2023 NFL Draft selections in our latest roundup of mock drafts.
2 days ago
Bobby Wagner - Seattle Seahawks...
Brian Preece

Report: Bobby Wagner Returning To Seattle Seahawks After Year In Los Angeles

According to reports, former Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner has signed a one-year deal to return to the Seattle Seahawks.
3 days ago
Michelle Bodkin

Former Utes Talk NFL Draft Process

Pro Day is a wrap for the Utes and now it's time to wait and see where the rest of the NFL process takes the hopefuls till Draft Day.
4 days ago
Dalton Schultz - Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants...
Brian Preece

Report: Former Dallas Cowboy Dalton Schultz Signing With Houston Texans

Former Bingham Miner football standout Dalton Schultz will reportedly be playing for the Houston Texans in 2023
8 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Saints RB Jamaal Williams ‘Can’t Wait To Mess’ With Former BYU Teammate Taysom Hill

Former BYU and current Saints RB Jamaal Williams said that he "can't wait to mess" with his former college and new NFL teammate Taysom Hill.
11 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Former USU Standout Tyler Larsen Re-Signs With Commanders

Former Utah State and current NFL offensive lineman Tyler Larsen re-signed with the Washington Commanders.
12 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
NFL Scouting Combine: Jaren Hall Says Faith Helps Him Be ‘Best Football Player I Can Be’