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Kalen Ballage | 29

RB | Arizona State | Pittsburgh Steelers
Ht: 6014 / 6' 01" | Wt: 228 | Upd: 08/10/2021


Birth Date: 12/22/1995
Age: 26
Original Team: MIA
NFL Entry: 18 04 131
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: R/LAC

Player History

06/18 MIA D/C signed
12/19 MIA IR 14
08/20 NYJ trade f/MIA
08/20 MIA trade reversed/failed physical
09/20 MIA waived/injury settlement
09/20 NYJ FA
10/20 NYJ waived
10/20 LAC P/SQ 5-9
11/20 LAC activated 9
11/20 LAC P/SQ 10
11/20 LAC activated 10
03/21 LAC RFA
03/21 PIT RFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about KALEN BALLAGE: Arizona State, 6014 228 4.52. Played in 47 games over his career. From Peyton, CO. A three-down back who was underused and undervalued in college. Quick in and out of his cuts. A physical specimen who combines power and speed. As skilled a pass receiver as he is a downhill hammer type runner. Quick feet to slide into the hole. Gets yards after contact. Good running skills, instincts, and vision. Ran well at the Combine for a big back. Impressive at the Senior Bowl where his frame, athleticism, and versatility were on display all week. Was dominant in one-on-one pass catching drills. A LeGarrette Blount type bruiser but with better hands and a better athlete. Tough tackle-to-tackle but has the power and speed to run off tackle. Has the talent to be a feature back. Needs to improve his pass protection blocking. In 2016 Ballage tied an FBS record by scoring eight touchdowns in one overtime game - seven rushing touchdowns, many from the shotgun formation and caught one touchdown pass. He ran through Texas Tech like a hot knife through butter. Will also contribute as a kickoff return specialist. An ascending talent who needs to run with his chest over his toes. 2017 stats: 669 yds, 4.3 ypc, 6 TD, 20 rec, 91 yds, 4.6 ypr, 20-437 KOR, 21.9 avg. OSR:6/29. Third/fourth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 1/2, BP-15, SS-4.35).