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{{for|the writer|J. G. Ballard}}
 
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|position=[[Quarterback]]
 
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1972|4|16}}
 
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1972|4|16}}
 
|birth_place=[[Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio]]
 
|birth_place=[[Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio]]
 
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|College=[[Mount Union College|Mount Union]]
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|high_school=[[Cuyahoga Falls High School|Cuyahoga Falls (OH)]]
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|college=[[Mount Union College|Mount Union]]
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|undraftedyear=1994
|years=1994<br />1995<br />1996, 1998<br />1997-1998<br />1999, 2002<br />2000<br />2001<br />2001<br />2002
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|teams=
|teams=[[Cincinnati Bengals]]<br />[[London Monarchs]] ([[NFL Europe]])<br />[[Scottish Claymores]] ([[NFL Europe]])<br />[[Buffalo Bills]]<br />[[Toronto Argonauts]] ([[Canadian Football League|CFL]])<br />[[Saskatchewan Roughriders]] ([[Canadian Football League|CFL]])<br />[[Las Vegas Outlaws]] ([[XFL]])*<br /> [[Buffalo Destroyers]] ([[Arena Football]])<br />[[Indiana Firebirds]] ([[Arena Football]])
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* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] ({{NFL Year|1994}})*
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* [[London Monarchs]] (1995)
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* [[Scottish Claymores]] (1995–1996)
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* [[Buffalo Bills]] ({{NFL Year|1997}}–{{NFL Year|1998}})*
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* [[Scottish Claymores]] (1998)
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* [[Toronto Argonauts]] ({{CFL Year|1999}})
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* [[Saskatchewan Roughriders]] ({{CFL Year|2000}})
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* [[Las Vegas Outlaws (XFL)|Las Vegas Outlaws]] (2001)
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* [[Buffalo Destroyers]] ({{AFL Year|2001}})
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* [[Indiana Firebirds]] ({{AFL Year|2002}})
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* [[Toronto Argonauts]] ({{CFL Year|2002}})
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* [[Indiana Firebirds]] ({{AFL Year|2003}})
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* [[Gagliardi Trophy]] (1993)
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* [[Melberger Award]] (1993)
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|cflstatvalue1=100 / 147
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|cflstatlabel2=Passing yards
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|cflstatvalue2=1,175
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|cflstatlabel3=[[Touchdown|TD]]–[[Interception|INT]]
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|cflstatvalue3=4–4
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|cflstatlabel4=[[Passer rating]]
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|cflstatvalue4=89.8
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|aflstatlabel1=Comp. / Att.
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|aflstatvalue1=30 / 47
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|aflstatlabel2=Passing yards
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|aflstatvalue2=344
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|aflstatlabel3=[[Touchdown|TD]]–[[Interception|INT]]
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|aflstatvalue3=3–5
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|aflstatlabel4=[[Passer rating]]
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'''James "Jim" Ballard''' (born April 16, 1972) is a former [[Arena Football League (1987–2008)|Arena Football League]] [[quarterback]] for the [[Buffalo Destroyers]] in 2001 and the [[Indiana Firebirds]] in 2002 and 2003. Ballard also played in the [[Canadian Football League]] with the [[Toronto Argonauts]] in 2002 and 1999 and the [[Saskatchewan Roughriders]] in 2000. Ballard's first experience with pro-football came in [[NFL Europe]] with the [[London Monarchs]] in 1995 and the [[Scottish Claymores]] in 1996 with whom he won the [[World Bowl IV]] Championship. Ballard would later re-join the Claymores in 1998. He also was a backup in the [[National Football League]] for the [[Cincinnati Bengals]] in 1994 and for the [[Buffalo Bills]] in 1997 and 1998, although he did not play a down in the regular season in the NFL.
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'''James Ballard''' (born April 16, 1972) is a former [[American football]] [[quarterback]].
   
As a [[Coach (sport)|coach]], Ballard has experience at [[Mount Union College]] as QB coach in 1994-95, [[Alliance High School (Ohio)|Alliance High School]] as QB coach in 1996 and 1998, [[Cuyahoga Falls High School]] as QB coach in 2001-04, and Assistant [[Head Coach]] of the [[Canton Legends]] of the [[American Indoor Football Association]] in 2005.
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==College career==
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Ballard was a one-year starter at [[Wilmington College (Ohio)|Wilmington College]] then transferred after his freshman year to [[Mount Union College]]. While at Mount Union, Ballard broke numerous school, conference and NCAA records en route to leading the Purple Raiders to their first ever Division III National Championship in 1993. A two time First Team All-American Team member in 1992 and 1993, and an Honorable Mention All-American in 1991, Jim shattered 17 Division III records and threw for over 12,000 yards and over 150 touchdowns. The two-time recipient of the Mike Gregory Award, which is given to the Ohio Athletic Conference's top offensive back, he was a three time All-Conference selection and suffered only one OAC loss during his college career. Ballard won the inaugural [[Melberger Award]] and the [[Gagliardi Trophy]] as Division III's Player of the Year. He held every Mount Union passing record by the end of his career and still holds the NCAA record for highest number of touchdowns thrown in a playoff game (8). In addition, Jim was selected as the 1993 Joe Fogg Award Winner, given to the top collegiate player in all divisions in the Midwest by the Cleveland Touchdown Club. In 2008, Jim was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.<ref name="Turner">{{cite web|url=http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/07/mount_unions_jim_ballard_eager.html|title=Mount Union's Jim Ballard eager for College Football Hall of Fame induction|last=Turner|first=Jamie|date=July 17, 2008|work=The Plain Dealer|accessdate=2 October 2011}}</ref> Ballard was an [[All-America]]n at [[Mount Union College]].
Recently, Ballard was named as the commissioner of the [[Continental Indoor Football League]].
 
 
Ballard was an [[All-America]]n at [[Mount Union College]]. In 2008 he was inducted into the [[College Football Hall of Fame]].<ref name="Turner">{{cite web|url=http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/07/mount_unions_jim_ballard_eager.html|title=Mount Union's Jim Ballard eager for College Football Hall of Fame induction|last=Turner|first=Jamie|date=July 17, 2008|work=The Plain Dealer|accessdate=2 October 2011}}</ref>
 
   
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.canoe.ca/Slam020920/col_ulmer-sun.html Slam.ca column on Jim Ballard]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070311175009/http://www.melbergeraward.com/winner_1993.html Ballard wins 1993 Melberger Award]
*[http://www.melbergeraward.com/winner_1993.html Ballard wins 1993 Melberger Award]
 
   
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Revision as of 20:11, December 4, 2018

For the writer, see J. G. Ballard.
Jim Ballard
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-04-16) April 16, 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Career information
College: Mount Union
Undrafted in 1994
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 1994)*
Career highlights and awards
* Gagliardi Trophy (1993)
Stats at NFL.com
Comp. / Att.     100 / 147
Passing yards     1,175
TDINT     4–4
Passer rating     89.8
Comp. / Att.     30 / 47
Passing yards     344
TDINT     3–5
Passer rating     62.15
Stats at ArenaFan.com
College Football Hall of Fame

James Ballard (born April 16, 1972) is a former American football quarterback.

College career

Ballard was a one-year starter at Wilmington College then transferred after his freshman year to Mount Union College. While at Mount Union, Ballard broke numerous school, conference and NCAA records en route to leading the Purple Raiders to their first ever Division III National Championship in 1993. A two time First Team All-American Team member in 1992 and 1993, and an Honorable Mention All-American in 1991, Jim shattered 17 Division III records and threw for over 12,000 yards and over 150 touchdowns. The two-time recipient of the Mike Gregory Award, which is given to the Ohio Athletic Conference's top offensive back, he was a three time All-Conference selection and suffered only one OAC loss during his college career. Ballard won the inaugural Melberger Award and the Gagliardi Trophy as Division III's Player of the Year. He held every Mount Union passing record by the end of his career and still holds the NCAA record for highest number of touchdowns thrown in a playoff game (8). In addition, Jim was selected as the 1993 Joe Fogg Award Winner, given to the top collegiate player in all divisions in the Midwest by the Cleveland Touchdown Club. In 2008, Jim was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[1] Ballard was an All-American at Mount Union College.

References

External links

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