Ballentine with the Houston Texans in 2016
|Date of birth:April 23, 1993|
|Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee|
|NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 256|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Houston Texans ( 2014– 2017)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Mr. Irrelevant (2014)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Lonnie Ballentine (born April 23, 1993) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans with the final pick (256th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, making him Mr. Irrelevant for 2014. He played college football at Memphis.
High school career[edit | edit source]
Ballentine graduated from Southwind High School early as a junior. As a junior, he had 45 tackles, 6 interceptions and 12 pass breakups. He only played 1 year of varsity football. He also played basketball and ran track in high school.
College career[edit | edit source]
In his freshman year in 2010, Ballentine had 13 tackles and 2 pass breakups while starting 1 game. His sophomore season he had 28 tackles and 1 pass breakup while starting several games and having 2 tackles for loss. His Junior season he had 3 interceptions and 66 total tackles to go with 5 pass breakups. He also was an All C-USA Honorable Mention that year as well. His Senior season, he was a preseason 4th team All C-USA selection and finished the year with 58 tackles and 5 pass breakups during the year while starting all 12 games.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
On August 30, 2016, Ballentine was placed on reserve/PUP to start the 2016 season. He was activated to the active roster on October 22, 2016. On November 12, Ballentine was placed on injured reserve.
On September 2, 2017, Ballentine was waived/injured by the Texans and placed on injured reserve. He was released on September 8, 2017.
References[edit | edit source]
- "TRANSACTIONS: Texans trim roster to 75". https://web.archive.org/web/20170903122314/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-trim-roster-to-75/ecb74eb2-2444-4261-9b1a-20af2ea7e23c.
- "Texans place CB Kevin Johnson on reserve/injured". October 22, 2016. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-place-CB-Kevin-Johnson-on-reserveinjured/e891823b-d459-4943-a515-f4ae4a030b2b.
- "Texans sign Akeem Hunt to active roster". November 12, 2016. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-sign-Akeem-Hunt-to-active-roster/075da60b-0e8a-4b52-a24b-dba784445fe5.
- "Transactions: Texans down to 53-man roster". September 2, 2017. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Transactions-Texans-down-to-53-man-roster/66026019-c0ba-4265-9447-6d6bbed1a110.
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