Pirates Sign DB Corrion Ballard – Presented by Phoenix Communications, Inc.
By: Mick Moninghoff
December 23, 2021
WORCESTER, MA – Defensive Back Corrion Ballard has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Pirates, joining the Champions of the Indoor Football League for the 2022 season. Ballard, 6’3” 205 lbs., out of the University of Utah last saw action with the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL in the 2020 season appearing in five games making four tackles.
Ballard started his collegiate career at Blinn College where he was a First-Team All Conference selection and the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. He then played two seasons for the University of Utah. Ballard, who hails from Houston, TX, played in 27 games making 23 starts. He registered 115 tackles (79 solo) with five tackles for a loss with one sack, three interceptions, defended 12 passes, forced a fumble and recovered another. Ballard equaled his career high of 12 tackles in the 2018 PAC-12 Championship game against Washington and led the Utes with 10 tackles and a career best 2.5 tackles for a loss (including a sack) in the Holiday Bowl vs. Northwestern. At season’s end he received All-PAC-12 Honorable Mention accolades.
In 2019 Ballard was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and attended training camp. He later signed with Houston of the XFL. When the season was lost to the pandemic, Ballard signed a contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
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