Baron Batch scores a touchdown for Texas Tech in their 2010 win over Weber State
|No. 20 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:December 21, 1987|
|Place of birth: Odessa, Texas|
|High School: Midland (TX)|
|Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)||Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)|
|College: Texas Tech|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232|
|Debuted in 2012 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 2011–present)|
|Roster status: Injured Reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
Baron Batch (born December 21, 1987) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Texas Tech University. Batch chose to play college football at Texas Tech University over offers from Northwestern University, Duke University, and New Mexico State University. Batch is from Midland, Texas. He is the brother of Brian Batch of the band Alpha Rev.
Batch finished his collegiate career at Tech as the school's eighth-ranked all-time leader in rushing with 2,501 yards. During his senior season at Texas Tech, Batch led the team in rushing with 816 yards on 177 carries, an average of 4.20 yards per carry. He also caught 32 passes for 226 yards and three receiving touchdowns. In 2009, as a junior, he rushed 146 times for 784 yards and 12 touchdowns, along with 51 receptions for 310 yards and 1 touchdown. In the Alamo Bowl against Michigan State following his junior year he had 99 yards on 22 rushes for 2 touchdowns and 6 receptions for 85 yards. As a sophomore Batch rushed 113 times for 758 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also caught 45 passes for 449 yards and a touchdown.
Batch was drafted in the seventh round, 232nd overall, of the 2011 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was figured to be in competition to replace Mewelde Moore as the third-down back, given his receiving and blocking experience in Mike Leach's Air Raid offense at Texas Tech. However, Batch tore his ACL during a training camp practice on August 11, 2011 and was out for the season. He was officially placed on injured reserve on August 28.
On Thursday October 11, 2012 Baron ran for 22 yards on 10 attempts against the Tennessee Titans. This was his first game with more than 5 rushing attempts in the NFL.
He was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 20, 2012, but picked back up to be on the practice squad the next day, November 21st, 2012.