Former Pitt running back Darrin Hall is heading back to Heinz Field this offseason, as he signed a reserve/futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.
Since leaving Pitt in 2019, Hall has bounced around the Midwest and the AFC North, in particular, as he has had stints with the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers. However, none of those panned out, and he was released by the Packers ahead of the 2019 season despite a decent showing in the preseason.
The 6’0”, 225-pound running back also spent time on the Steelers practice squad in 2019 alongside former Pitt receiver Quadree Henderson, who also signed a reserve/futures contract with the team. And with Hall and Henderson now in black and gold, the Steelers have three former Pitt players under contract, with the third being James Conner.
Hall earned third-team All-ACC honors at Pitt in 2018, as he ran for 1,144 yards and 10 touchdowns on 153 attempts. He also broke a record set in 1975 by Pitt great Tony Dorsett for yards per carry, as he averaged 7.5 to Dorsett’s 6.6. However, he is best known as one half of the potent two-pronged rushing attack that earned Pitt the nickname "RBU" in 2018, with the other half being current Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison.