Vick Ballard

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Vick Ballard
No. 33     Indianapolis Colts
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Pascagoula (MS)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Debuted in 2012 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Reserve/Injured
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2013
Rushing yards877
Rushing average3.9
Total touchdowns2
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Vick Ballard
No. 33     Indianapolis Colts
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Pascagoula (MS)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Debuted in 2012 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Reserve/Injured
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2013
Rushing yards877
Rushing average3.9
Total touchdowns2
Stats at NFL.com

Vick Ballard (born July 16, 1990) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at Mississippi State. He was selected 170th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.[1]

College career[edit]

Ballard attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2008 and 2009. Prior to 2010, he transferred to Mississippi State University. In his two years at Mississippi State he rushed for 2,158 yards on 379 carries and 30 touchdowns. He was named NCJAA 1st Team All-American.

Professional career[edit]

During the NFL Scouting Combine, Ballard tripped during the 40 yard dash and ran into the timer. On his second attempt, Ballard ran a 4.65 time, ranking 16th out of the 25 running backs.[2]

Ballard was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts on April 28, 2012. His first game as a starting running back was played October 14, 2012 against the New York Jets. On October 28, 2012, he caught a pass from Andrew Luck and took it 16 yards for his first career touchdown. Ballard, under pressure from several defensive players, leapt and corkscrewed in mid air as he crossed the goal line. The score was the game winner in overtime against the Tennessee Titans.[3] On December 16, 2012, Ballard rushed for a career-high 105 yards on 18 carries in a loss to the Houston Texans.

On September 13, 2013, Head Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Ballard will be placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL and miss the rest of the season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL Draft Scout". NFL Draft Scout. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Vick Ballard Falls During NFL Combine's 40-yard Dash (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ Vick Ballard Defies Gravity
  4. ^ Kelley, Craig (September 13, 2013). "Ballard Lost for Season". colts.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 

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