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#28 Vick Ballard
Position: RB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pascagoula, MS
Other College: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics

CAREER:
Burst onto the Mississippi State scene in his first year on campus . . . Became the Bulldogs featured running back early in the 2010 season . . . Started 10 of the 12 games in which he saw action during his inaugural season in Starkville . . . Ranks among the school’s top-10 in rushing touchdowns after only one season with 19 scores on the ground . . . Candidate for several national and SEC all-star awards entering his senior season.

2010:
Set a new school record with 20 total touchdowns and 19 rushing touchdowns . . . Posted 968 rushing yards on only 186 attempts, an average of 5.2 yards per carry . . . Also caught 10 passes for 106 yards and a score . . . Opened the season with 12 touchdowns in the first six games . . . Earned his first start in Week 3 at LSU . . . Had a breakout game with eight carries for 119 yards and three touchdowns against Alcorn State . . . Rushed 14 times for 134 yards and three more scores at Houston the following week . . . Carried 20 times for 98 yards against Florida . . . Suffered a leg injury against the Gators which held him out the following week . . . Returned to action with 14 carries for 103 yards against Kentucky . . . Set career highs with 33 rushes for 150 yards and three touchdowns against Arkansas . . . Was limited in the Egg Bowl to only 43 yards . . . Carried 20 times and scored three touchdowns in the Gator Bowl victory over Michigan.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Named first-team junior college All-America by National Junior College Athletic Association . . . Rushed for 1,728 yards and 22 touchdowns during his sophomore season . . . Finished season fourth nationally with 144.0 yard-per-game average . . . Also named to the 2009 MACJC South All-State First Team Offense and named the 2009 MACJC Most Valuable back . . . Helped lead Gulf Coast to a 9-3 record and a No. 8 national ranking in 2009 . . . Played for head coach Steve Campbell . . . Rushed 84 times for 555 yards (6.6 ypc) and 12 touchdowns as a freshman in 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Posted 940 yards rushing and 522 receiving yards during his senior season at Pascagoula High School . . . Also scored 17 touchdowns during senior campaign . . . Named to G&W Recruiting Report Preseason Watch List prior to senior season . . . Played in Max Emfinger All-American Game . . . Signed with Jackson State out of high school.

PERSONAL:
Born July 16, 1990 . . . Son of Vick Terry and Katie Ballard . . . Uncle Walter Ballard played football at UTEP.

 

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