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2015 Gameday Moneymaker
#9 Kalen Ballage
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Peyton, Colo.
High School: Falcon
Experience: 1 Letter


  • 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.


  • Made his first appearance of 2015 against USC (9/26), finishing with 30 yards rushing.
  • Finished with a career-best 59 rushing yards against UCLA (10/3) on 11 carries, including an epic pile-moving 23-yard touchdown in which he ran backwards for about 17 yards in a rugby scrum

FRESHMAN (2014):

  • Appeared in 12 of the 13 games as a true freshman, primarily as a goal line back
  • Carried the ball 42 times for 138 yards and added three touchdowns
  • Added six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown
  • 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)
  • Had a 96-yard kick return in the Sun Bowl and added 15 rushing yards (12/27)


  • Rushed for 2,690 career yards on 318 carries (8.5 avg.) with 35 touchdowns in three varsity seasons
  • Caught 40 passes for 671 yards (16.8 avg.) with 12 touchdowns and 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 and added 16 receptions for 360 yards (22.5 avg.) with six scores for 2,628 all-purpose yards in his final season
  • Listed by 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 as the No. 52 running back recruit in the nation; Tabbed by ESPN as the No. 52 athlete prospect in the nation
  • 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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