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DE Ballard closes career with win

December 29, 2010

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Tuesday’s Insight Bowl marked the final game in the college career of former Free State High standout Christian Ballard.

Ballard, a 6-foot-5, 297-pound senior defensive tackle for the Iowa Hawkeyes capped his career with a 27-24 victory against No. 14 Missouri.

Ballard finished the game with three tackles and a sack.

He finished 2010 with 43 tackles, including three sacks, five tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

For his career, Ballard recorded 152 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss as a three-year starter.

Next up for the former Firebird is preparation for next April’s NFL Draft, where some draft analysts have Ballard projected as high a second-round pick.

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hail2oldku 3 years, 3 months ago

That headline should be closes COLLEGE career since it is widely believed he will be playing at the next level.

Good job Christian. I do still find it funny that you went to Iowa because they promised you would play Tight End and you ended up right where KU had you slotted, but you certainly made the most out of your college experience.

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ChiHawkInKS 3 years, 3 months ago

He was so close to coming to KU, he would have been a monster for us (sigh)

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