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Vick Ballard
No. 33     Indianapolis Colts
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Pascagoula, Mississippi
High School: Pascagoula (MS)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Debuted in 2012 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
*Indianapolis Colts ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Rushing yards     814
Rushing average     3.9
Total touchdowns     3

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 careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

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. It was considered one of the best plays of the 2012 season. The score also 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.

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