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#9 Kalen Ballage
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Peyton, Colo.
High School: Falcon
Experience: High School

 Overview: 

  • Looks to add depth to a position that lost do-it-all back Marion Grice.
  • Incredible physical specimen that combines power and speed as a runner.
  • A skilled pass receiver in addition to his intimidating talent in the run game

 

Freshman (2014): 

  • Appeared as a true freshman in the opener against Weber State (8/28), logging 36 yards on the ground and his first career touchdown 
  • Had a career high two touchdown rushes against UNM (9/6) 
  • Grabbed his first career touchdown reception on a 38-yard catch-and-run against Colorado (9/13) 

     

High School: 

  • Played every position other than offensive line in high school.
  • Listed by Rivals.com as the sixth-best athlete prospect in the country and a four-star recruit.
  • Ranked by 24-7 Sports as the No. 27 athlete recruit in the nation.
  • Rated by Scout.com as the No. 52 running back recruit in the nation.
  • Tabbed by ESPN as the No. 52 athlete prospect in the nation.
  • Mentioned on the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune’s “Western 100” list after his senior season.
  • Rushed for 2,690 career yards on 318 carries (8.5 avg.) with 35 touchdowns in three varsity seasons.
  • Also caught 40 passes for 671 yards (16.8 avg.) with 12 touchdowns.
  • Totaled 3,981 career all-purpose yards.
  • Carried 206 times for 1,943 yards (9.4 avg.) with 25 touchdowns as a senior in 2013.
  • Added 16 receptions for 360 yards (22.5 avg.) with six scores...totaled 2,628 all-purpose yards as a senior.
  • Carried 42 times for 245 yards (5.8 avg.) with three touchdowns as a junior in 2012.
  • Rushed for 502 yards on 70 carries (7.2 avg.) with seven scores as a sophomore in 2011.
  • Chose ASU over multiple offers from Pac-12 programs as well as ones from Boise State, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Wyoming.
  • Coached by Brian Green and Terry Poirier at Falcon High. 
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