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Who is Chris Ballard?
Christopher R. Ballard is a famous American professional football executive who is the general manager for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to joining the Colts, he was an executive for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he most recently served as the Director of Football Operations. He was also a scout for the Chicago Bears and served in several coaching roles at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Chris Ballard Career
Following college, he became a history teacher for Hitchcock Junior High while also contributing to their football program. Following a referral from Hitchcock’s head coach, he joined the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas football team coaching wide receivers. Ballard then coached the secondary and defense.
He joined the Chicago Bears’ scouting department in 2001. It was during this duration that he declined a job offer to run first-year coach Art Briles’ secondary at the University of Houston. He contributed to Chicago’s success in the 12 years he was there. Ballard then received a promotion to director of pro scouting in 2012. He would remain in this position for one season prior to moving to the Kansas City Chiefs. During his tenure with the Bears, Ballard was said to be involved with multiple acquisitions such as Johnny Knox, Martellus Bennett, Matt Forte, and Brandon Marshall.
Kansas City Chiefs
Before the 2013 season, he joined the Kansas City Chiefs as Director of Player Personnel. He stayed in the position until the end of the 2014 season, after receiving a promotion to become the Director of Football Operations. Ballard then stayed with the Chiefs until the end of the 2016 regular season. While with the team, he was involved in drafting Pro-Bowlers Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Marcus Peters.
In the middle of the 2016 NFL Playoffs, he was introduced as the new General Manager of the Indianapolis Colts. He was reportedly attracted to the Colts’ General Manager jo after the dismissal of Ryan Grigson, due to the local ownership and team history. Ballard instantly began a roster makeover, mostly on the defensive side of the ball. He then cut 4 starters from the season before. The team would have a losing record in his first season as their GM. Before his second season, the Colts sacked Head Coach Chuck Pagano. Although they announced that they had signed New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Josh unexpectedly withdrew from the agreement in principle. The Colts then announced Frank Reich as their new head coach on February 11, 2018.
The team completed the season with a 10-6 record, and 2 of Ballard’s 2018 draft choices, Shaquille Leonard and Quenton Nelson were named to the AP All-Pro First Team. They became the first set of rookie teammates to be named First Team All-Pro since 1965 and only the second in NFL history. Also, Leonard was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Ballard was also named the NFL Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2018. He then signed a five-year deal extension with the Colts in August 2021.
How old is Chris Ballard?
Christopher R. Ballard is currently aged 53 years, born on June 24, 1969, in Galveston, Texas, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Lionel Messi, Tana Mongeau, Nick Bencivengo, Vanessa Ray, Candice Patton, Robert Downey Sr., Brittney Palmer, Jarret Stoll, and Whitney Bischoff, among others.
Chris Ballard Family
Who are Chris Ballard’s parents?
Christopher R. Ballard was born in Galveston, Texas to his parents. His parents reluctantly allowed him to play football at a young age as he grew up with severe asthmatic. He has not shared much information about his parents and family with the media.
Does Chris Ballard have siblings?
Ballard has not shared much about his family with the media and it is not known if he has any siblings.
Chris Ballard Education
Ballard, after graduating from Texas City High School as a star quarterback, joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to play college football switching his position from quarterback to wide receiver as a freshman.
Chris Ballard Wife
Ballard is currently happily married to his beautiful and loving wife Kristin. Together the couple has three biological children and also adopted two more in 2012.
Chris Ballard Kids
Ballard and his sweetheart have five children together in their marriage. They have three biological children, Cole Ballard, Cash Ballard, and Kierstyn Ballard. The couple also has two more children, Sunnie and Rainn adopted in 2012.
Chris Ballard Height
He has a well-built, athletic, and muscular body with a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and a weight of 122 kg (268 lbs).
Chris Ballard Net Worth
American football executive Ballard is the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He has been active from 1994 to the present and has a net worth of around $5 million as of 2022.