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Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

2006 Scouting Report: Third-year walk-on receiver who is a returning special teams letterman...missed spring drills due to a left wrist injury but will be fully recovered for fall training camp...expected to add depth at split end.

2005: Earned his first letter, playing in six games...served exclusively in special teams capacities.

2004: Redshirted during his first season as a walk-on...was an invaluable contributor to Pitt's efforts as a scout squad standout...earned Pitt's Special Teams Prep Player of the Year honor. High School: Three-year football letterman under Coach James Reynolds at Martin Luther King Jr. High...compiled 39 catches for 515 yards and four TDs during his varsity career...helped team to a three-year record of 29-6 (.829), including a Detroit city title his junior advanced to the state regionals twice and the districts once...also a decorated track and field performer...two-time All-Michigan in track...also a four-time all-region and three-time All-Detroit honoree...Michigan Top Ten Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Branden Dion Ballard, born 7/11/84, is the son of Anthony Ballard and the late Edwina Smith...he is the grandson of Emma Smith...has one brother and three sciences major.

Branden Ballard

Branden  Ballard

RS Senior

Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210


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