Breece Hall says Brock Purdy, his college roommate, wouldn’t talk to him if he beat him in Madden, 2k
While Brock Purdy’s meteoric rise has reached docu-series, biopic levels, his college roommate and current Jets RB Breece Hall isn’t shocked to see the former Cyclone’s success.
“I’m not surprised at all. Just knowing Brock, knowing his work ethic and knowing how he strives to prove people wrong,” said Hall to Sports Seriously’s Mackenzie Salmon. “Nobody thought he’d be in this spot, but for him he has all the confidence in the world. Every time he steps out on the field, he thinks he’s that dude.”
Even though Hall and Purdy shared a room and unprecedented success at Iowa State, Hall was the consensus best running back prospect coming out last year, while Purdy famously was the last pick and given the iconic label as “Mr. Irrelevant”- a title Hall takes beef with.
“Guys try to call him the whole ‘Mr. irrelevant’ thing, but he’s always been relevant to me cause I know what he can do on the field,” said Hall to Salmon.
When asked if there was any memory from college that showed the type of leader Purdy was, Hall revealed the QB’s ultra high competitive levels:
“It’s just all those little things. Just seeing how competitive Brock was. He was my roommate for two years, so we’d be up in his room playing Madden or 2K and if I beat him, he wouldn’t talk to me. I’d go mess with him and try to give him a hug and he tried to wrestle me and kick me out the room. So just little things, seeing how competitive he was on video games, in the weight room, on the field running, even though he knew he wasn’t faster than me and stuff like that. Just seeing how he hated to lose and how competitive he was every day. It never changed and never wavered.”
For the record, Hall predicted Purdy will lead the Niners to the Super Bowl. Hopefully Netflix has writers ready to go for the documentary.