Max Hall
Quarterback 15
201 lbs.
Last School
Arizona State
Roster Years

Career Summary

Max Hall transferred to BYU from Arizona State and was named the All-Arizona quarterback as a high school senior. Hall became BYU's winningest quarterback of all time after leading the Cougars to a 32-7 record. As a three-year starter and letterman, he played in all 39 career games and tallied over 11,000 passing yards. He was the nation's top ranked sophomore quarterback in 2007 while matching the Mountain West Conference record for the fastest ascent to 3,000 yards in a single season. As a senior, Hall was fourth in the nation in pass efficiency and eighth in completion percentage. He holds both the MWC and BYU record for seven passing touchdowns in a game and leads the conference with 20 career 300-yard passing games. As a cougar Hall was named to several award watch lists and garnered both all-american and all-conference accolades. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


Signed free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals in 2010


  • Nephew of Danny White, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and former head coach of the Utah Blaze (Arena Football League)
  • Served an LDS Church mission in Des Moines, Iowa in 2005
  • Married to Mckinzi Gissel
  • Son Rex
  • Parents are Mark and Cristall Hall
  • Recruited by Northwestern, Utah and Washington State out of high school
  • Eagle scout


NO. IOWA 34-41-0 486 83.0 2 46
WASHINGTON 30-41-1 338 73.2 3 38
UCLA 27-35-1 271 77.1 7 37
WYOMING 16-27-0 189 59.3 3 62
UTAH STATE 23-37-2 303 62.2 2 76
NEW MEXICO 22-34-0 258 64.7 3 58
TCU 22-42-2 274 52.4 0 49
UNLV 24-31-0 245 77.4 4 30
CSU 28-35-1 389 80.0 5 58
SDSU 25-30-0 317 83.3 3 61
AIR FORCE 28-37-1 354 75.7 2 45
UTAH 21-41-5 205 51.2 0 30
ARIZONA 30-46-1 328 65.2 1 36

Before BYU

  • Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior
  • Completed 131 of 203 passes for 2,405 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior
  • Also rushed for 344 yards on 54 carries and four more touchdowns
  • Amassed 5,257 career all-purpose yards (a school record)
  • Named the All-Arizona quarterback by The Arizona Republic as a senior
  • Named by the East Valley Tribune as the state Offensive Player of the Year in 5A
  • Named East Valley Tribune Region Player of the Year
  • Earned first-team offense honors from The East Valley Tribune
  • Was the first-team all-state quarterback by the Arizona Coaches Association
  • Named the Mesa City Player of the Year by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine
  • Made first-team all-offense at quarterback by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine
  • Finalist for the Ed Doherty Award, presented annually to the state's top player, both as a junior and senior
  • Led team to 13-1 record as a senior
  • Led his team to the state title game at Sun Devil Stadium as a senior
  • MVP of the state championship game as a junior
  • Threw for 2,384 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior at Mountain View High School in Arizona
  • Led team to a 14-0 record and state championship as a junior
  • East Valley Tribune's Offensive Player of the Year and Region Offensive Player of the Year as a junior
  • 5A Player of the Year as a junior
  • Rated as the No. 25 quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep in the preseason
  • Rated as the No. 4 player in Arizona in the preseason and a Preseason All-American by SuperPrep
  • Rated as the No. 27 quarterback in the nation by
  • All-region selection by PrepStar Magazine

Redshirted at Arizona State as a true freshman in 2004.


2007   13   137.71  496-298-12    60.1  3,848  26   66     296.0
2008   13   157.21  477-330-14    69.2  3,957  35   76     304.4 
2009   13   160.13  409-275-14    67.2  3,560  33   80     273.8     
Total  39   150.08 1382-903-40    65.3 11,365  94   80     291.4
YEAR   GP    ATT   YDS   AVG   TD   LONG   
2007   13     52    14   0.3    1     20
2008   13     65   115   1.8    4     31 
2009   13     72    75   1.0    2     20  
   Quarterback career wins: 32 (2007-09)
   LaVell Edwards Stadium passing touchdowns in a game: 7 vs. UCLA (2008)
   Passing touchdowns in a half: 6 vs. UCLA (2008)
   Passing touchdowns in a game: 7 vs. UCLA-tied (2008)
   Passing touchdowns in a game: 7 vs. UCLA (2008)
   Passing touchdowns in a season: 35 (2008)
   Total offensive yards as a junior: 4,072 (2008)
   Leading passer as a junior: 3,957 (2008)
   300-yard passing games in a season: 8 (2009)
   Career total offensive yards: 11,562 (2007-09)
   Career passing yards: 11,365 (2007-09)
   Career passing touchdowns: 94 (2007-09)
   Career 300-yard passing games: 20 (2007-09)
   Career passing completions: 903 (2007-09)
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2006

  • Sat out the 2006 season after transferring from Arizona State
  • Quarterbacked the scout team during the season
Sophmore Year 2007

  • Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned All-Mountain West Conference first-team honors
  • Received the Andy Reid Competitive Greatness Award
  • Following spring camp, named the starting quarterback for the 2007 season
  • Became the Mountain West Conference's all-time leading sophomore quarterback with a league-best 3,848 yards passing
  • Led the conference with an average 296.0 yards passing per game
  • The nation's top-ranked sophomore quarterback, passing for a nation's best 3,848 yards over 13 games
  • Ranked fourth in BYU football history behind Ty Detmer, Steve Sarkisian and Robbie Bosco through their first 13 career starts
  • Named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 26-of-37 attempts for 331 yards and three touchdowns to help BYU clinch a share of the MWC title with a 35-10 win over Wymoing
  • Compiled a league-best five 300-yard games on the season, including games against UCLA (391), Tulsa (537), Colorado State (355), TCU (305) and Wyoming (331)
  • Threw for over 300 yards in three straight games, and for over 200 yards in 12 of the Cougars' 13 games
  • Averaged 280.6 yards passing per game against league opponents
  • Led the MWC with an average 297.1 yards of total offense per game
  • Had a league-high 26 touchdown completions on the season
  • Threw at least one touchdown in 12 of 13 games this season, and has totaled nine games with two or more TD completions
  • Started all 13 games, leading BYU to its second-straight conference title with a 11-2 record, 8-0 against league opponents
  • Credited with a career-high 537 yards passing and four touchdowns against Tulsa
  • Reached the 3,000-yard mark in his 10th game of the season, matching the league record for the fastest ascent to 3,000 yards in a single season
Junior Year 2008

  • Named to the All-MWC Second Team
  • Named an All-American honorable mention by
  • Earned an ESPN helmet sticker for his performance against UCLA, where he completed 27-of-35 passes for 271 yards and seven touchdowns
  • Sept. 13 Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week
  • Three-time MWC Offensive Player of the Week
  • Semifinalist for the 2008 Davey O'Brien Award
  • Team captain for the 2008 season
  • Ranked No. 6 in the nation in passing yards per game (304.38), No. 7 in total passing yards (3,957), No. 8 in completions per game (25.38, No. 9 in total offense (313.23) and No. 11 in passing efficiency (157.21) while completing 69.2 percent of his passes and totaling an MWC single-season record 35 touchdowns
  • Received the Andy Reid Competitive Greatness Award
  • His seven touchdown passes against UCLA set a new MWC record and tied the BYU all-time record
  • Threw six touchdown passes in the first half against UCLA, breaking the previous BYU record of five
  • Totaled 3,957 yards passing on the season with a 69.2 completion percentage
  • Threw for a season-long pass of 76 yards to Austin Collie versus Utah State
  • Recorded a season-high 486 yards passing against Northern Iowa
  • Threw for over 300 yards in seven games, a new MWC record
  • Started all 13 games
  • Reached the 3,000-yard mark in his seventh game of the season
  • 2008 Heisman Trophy candidate
  • 2008 preseason honorable mention All-American
Senior Year 2009

  • Team captain
  • Sports Illustrated All-America honorable mention
  • Finished career holding BYU record for the most wins by a starting quarterback with 32 career victories (Ty Detmer has 29)
  • Led BYU to 11-2 record, including 3-1 mark against nationally ranked teams, and No,. 12 final ranking
  • Led BYU to a 44-20 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas victory over No. 18 Oregon State, winning two of his three bowl games as a starter
  • Earned All-MWC honors all three years as BYU starter, including 2009 All-MWC Second Team accolades
  • One of 10 finalist for 2009 Manning Award for the nations top quarterback
  • Ranked No. 1 in MWC, No. 4 nationally in pass efficiency (160.13)
  • Ranked No. 1 in MWC, No. 8 nationally completion percentage (67.24)
  • Ranked No. 1 in MWC, No. 9 nationally in total passing yards (3,560)
  • Ranked No. 1 in MWC, No. 10 nationally in points responsible/game (16.15)
  • No. 1 in MWC, No. 12 nationally in passing yards/game (273.85)
  • No. 1 in MWC, No. 14 nationally in total offense (279.6 yards/game)
  • Five-time MWC Offensive Player of the Week in 2009 for performances against No. 3 Oklahoma, Tulane, San Diego State, Wyoming and Air Force
  • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and Davey OBrien Quarterback of the Week (Sept. 5) and College Football Performance Awards National Player of the Week once, National Quarterback of the Week once, and Honorable Mention National Quarterback of the Week twice during 2009
  • Set MWC single-season record with eight 300-yard passing games, breaking his own record of seven he shared with former BYU quarterbacks John Beck and Kevin Feterik and Wyomings Casey Bramlet
  • Threw for 33 touchdowns, tied with former BYU quarterback and current QB coach Brandon Doman as the second-best single-season total in MWC history. Hall holds the all-time mark with 35 touchdowns as a junior in 2008
  • Threw for 3,560 yards, becoming only the second player in MWC history to pass for 3,000 or more yards three consecutive seasons
  • Set the MWC single-game record for a senior quarterback with five touchdowns vs. Air Force. Hall holds the all-time BYU and MWC records with seven touchdowns vs. UCLA as a junior in 2008
  • On the preseason watch lists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Jonny Unitas "Golden Arm", Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Awards
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Max Hall at 2022 BYU Alumni Game