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Jim Ballard
Personal information
Born: (1972-04-16) April 16, 1972 (age 49)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Cuyahoga Falls
(Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
College:Mount Union
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics
Comp. / Att.:100 / 147
Passing yards:1,175
Passer rating:89.8
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:30 / 47
Passing yards:344
Passer rating:62.15
Player stats at ·

James Ballard (born April 16, 1972) is a former American football quarterback.

College career

Ballard was a one-year starter at Wilmington College then transferred after his freshman year to Mount Union College. While at Mount Union, Ballard broke numerous school, conference and NCAA records en route to leading the Purple Raiders to their first ever Division III National Championship in 1993. A two time First Team All-American Team member in 1992 and 1993, and an Honorable Mention All-American in 1991, Jim shattered 17 Division III records and threw for over 12,000 yards and over 150 touchdowns. The two-time recipient of the Mike Gregory Award, which is given to the Ohio Athletic Conference's top offensive back, he was a three time All-Conference selection and suffered only one OAC loss during his college career. Ballard won the inaugural Melberger Award and the Gagliardi Trophy as Division III's Player of the Year. He held every Mount Union passing record by the end of his career and still holds the NCAA record for highest number of touchdowns thrown in a playoff game (8). In addition, Jim was selected as the 1993 Joe Fogg Award Winner, given to the top collegiate player in all divisions in the Midwest by the Cleveland Touchdown Club. In 2008, Jim was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[1] Ballard was an All-American at Mount Union College.


  1. ^ Turner, Jamie (July 17, 2008). "Mount Union's Jim Ballard eager for College Football Hall of Fame induction". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2 October 2011.