(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer First there was Anthony Dixon. Then there was Vick Ballard.
While both are now in the NFL, the string of great Mississippi State running backs continues.
The latest is LaDarius Perkins, who is putting up big numbers for the No. 13 Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) as they prepare to face No. 1 Alabama (7...
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October 24, 2012
The Indianapolis Colts have taken Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
Ballard is listed at 5-foot-10, 217 pounds. His breakout season came in 2010 when he scored a school record 20 touchdowns, 19 of those on the ground, averaged 5.2 yards per carry and finished with 968 yards rushing. Last season, he carried 193 times for 1,189 yards...
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April 28, 2012
Running BackMississippi State5-10 219Draft board overall prospect rank: #109Draft board overall running back rank: #8Overall rating: 65 (3rd/4th round)40 time: 4.63Positives• Powerful runner• Good size (5-10 219)• Great north/south runner• Runs well between the tackles• Explosive to the hole• Powerful lower body• ...
Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard can't even run the 40-yard dash without falling down. What would he do with tacklers on the field?
Mississippi State Running Back Vick Ballard had a little trouble staying upright over the weekend running his 40-yard dash. He falls at the 10 yard marker and knocks over the automatic timer. Luckily for him he gets more than one shot.
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Normally, the NFL Scouting Combine is only interesting for NFL scouts or NFL draftniks but for the rest of us, the below clip of Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard almost taking out a tripod made it interesting.
Check out as Ballard trips about ten yards into his 40-yard dash and nearly destroys a tripod in his path:
(Courtesy of SB Nation)
Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard managed to make himself stand out with his 40-yard dash attempt at the NFL combine, but probably not in the way he had hoped.
Ballard stumbled a few steps after the start, then lost his balance and fell to the ground, knocking over some equipment at the 10-yard mark on the side of the race lane.
Ballard did get another attempt to run...
And by doesn’t go very well, we mean Ballard goes down in a heap at about the 10-yard mark, as well as crashing into a tripod, while the eyes of a ton of NFL coaches and scouts were focused squarely on the Mississippi State running back. On the bright side, at least he stood out as the only guy to fall during his 40-year dash. That’s gotta account for something, right?
Even though the NFL is becoming a passing league more and more each year, the running back is still an extremely valuable position. Now, the best running backs in the NFL today can run between the tackles, turn the corner and break free, and catch the ball down field as well. Talent can be found anywhere in the NFL Draft, and that includes running back talent. Here are the top ten...
Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard was trying a wee bit too hard to make a good impression at the Combine Sunday. Attempting to run the 40-yard dash, Ballard took a few steps before stumbling out of the gates. He ended up crashing into a tripod and taking it out.
Hey Vick, we know the Combine is pressure-packed, but ease up and chill out bro. You try too hard you end up...
Former Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard took part in the combine today. His 40 yard dash was pretty interesting. Instead of sprinting to the finish, Ballard stumbled and took out one of the timing camera things, making it a total of about 10 yards. SBNation provided the video with the Crocodile Miles theme song. We all remember that right? … Continue reading …
Unfortunately for the Mississippi State University Bulldog, there were 40.
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Former Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard is a guy I like quite a bit. In fact, he’ll probably be a good pickup for a team looking for a solid back outside the first or second round. He found the end zone 31 times the past two seasons and did so for a team where [...]
Mississippi State Bulldog running back Vick Ballard slipped and fell during a 40 yard dash attempt at the 2012 NFL combine. Ballard, who is projected to go in the 4th round, may not have seen his draft chances "SLIP" as he did run a 4.63 in his next attempt, loads of pun intended.
Vick Ballard had a slight misstep on his first attempt at the 40-yard dash, to put it lightly. Imagine training every day for a few different items, such as the 40-yard dash and when the eyes of every NFL coach and scout are on you, the below happens. Vick did run the 40 again and ended up clocking a 4.63. We feel for you big fella.
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After demolishing Michigan in the 2010 Gator Bowl, this was supposed to be a special season for Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs. Things just didn’t pan out that way, though, as the offense really struggled for much of the season against the rugged defenses in the SEC. Biggest issue was by far the quarterback position, where MSU had 3 different starters throughout the year...
The South probably has the best position group among all the players at the Senior Bowl. They boast probably the best defensive line group that potentially has three 1st rounders in the group with Quinton Coples (UNC), Melvin Ingram (SC) and Courtney Upshaw (Alabama). Those three have some serious upside, and they can only stop themselves from succeeding.
Despite those three...
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A lack of big plays on the offensive end and containment defensively was the difference as Wake Forest fell 23-17 to Mississippi State in the Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl on Friday.
The Demon Deacons (6-7), who allowed touchdown runs of 60 and 72 yards to Bulldog running back Vick Ballard, were unable to answer as quarterback Tanner Price had trouble hitting...
Capping a tough season playing in the Southeastern Conference with a bowl victory means the Mississippi State Bulldogs are celebrating how they finished rather than lamenting what might have been.
Senior Vick Ballard ran for 180 yards and the two longest touchdowns in the Bulldogs' bowl history, and Mississippi State beat Wake Forest 23-17 on Friday night in the Music City Bowl...
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December 31, 2011
NASHVILLE -- Give Vick Ballard credit for perfect timing. This Bulldog saved his very best for the very last of his Bulldog career, and in the process muscled Mississippi State to victories in both 2011 bowl games; Egg, and Music City.
Wake Forest expected Mississippi State's defense to come after Tanner Price. Never did the Demon Deacons think they'd give up six sacks.
Tanner Price threw for 214 yards and helped Wake Forest hold the ball for nearly 36 minutes. The Demon Deacons also forced four turnovers, but they turned those into only one touchdown and came up short Friday night in a 23-17 loss in the...
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December 31, 2011
Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest, 23-17, in the Music City Bowl in Nashville.
Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 Friday night in the Music City Bowl -- the Bulldogs' fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen.
December 30, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 Friday night in the Music City Bowl -- the Bulldogs' fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen. The Bulldogs (7-6) capped a season that started with high expectations hurt by losses to Southeastern Conference...