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  Shannon Ballard

Shannon  Ballard

Player Profile

RS Senior

Miami, Fla.

High School:
Miami Norland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185


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2009: Played in all 14 games, starting five as Ohio's nickelback...Had 40 tackles (14 solo, 26 assisted) with two tackles for loss, two interceptions and five pass breakups...Notched a career-high six tackles in the MAC Championship Game...Returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, making it the first fumble return for TD in the bowl's history and the longest defensive return on record...2008: Played in 10 games ... Had two tackles, including a tackle for loss at Kent State...Also participated on Ohio's special teams...2007: Played in eight games ... Assisted on seven tackles...2006: Redshirted in his first season at Ohio ... Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Eastern Michigan game...HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times at Miami Norland ... Record 76 tackles, four fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior ... Was named Second-Team All-Dade/Broward as a junior ... Was a third-team All-Dade/Broward pick as a senior ... Named First-Team All-Dade North in 2005 ... Also lettered three times in track & field...PERSONAL: Majoring in Health Services Administration ... Son of Tenita Morris.