At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at fullback ... missed the bowl game after breaking his right leg on his second carry of the game against Army ... had surgery on his leg December 4 and was back in time for spring practice ... averaging 5.5 yards per carry in his career, the fifth-best average in school history ... big, bruising runner that possesses outstanding speed ... played tailback and wide receiver in high school ... has earned two varsity letters.
2006: Started the first 12 games of the year before breaking his leg against Army ... led the team in rushing with 792 yards and three touchdowns ... picked up 97 yards on 13 carries against East Carolina, scoring on a 16-yard run in the third quarter ... saw a streak of three straight 100-yard rushing games snapped against the Pirates ... ran for 48 yards on 13 carries against UMass ... recorded his first 100-yard game of the season with a workman-like 120 yards on 26 carries against Stanford ... totaled 87 yards on 16 carries against Tulsa, going over 1,000-career yards in the loss ... ran for 88 yards on just three carries in the win over UConn ... recorded an 81-yard run against the Huskies, the fourth-longest run in school history, in the second quarter ... had a strong game against Air Force, running 27 times for 134 yards in the win over the Falcons ... ran for just 23 yards on six carries in the loss to Rutgers ... ran 10 times for 33 yards and caught one pass for six yards in the loss to Notre Dame ... rushed a season-high 27 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns against Duke ... the 103-yard outing was his third 100-yard game of the season ... ran just twice for 21 yards before leaving with an ankle injury against Eastern Michigan ... had nine carries for 28 yards against Temple ... rushed two times for 10 yards against Army before breaking his leg on his second carry of the game.
2005: Had a big season at fullback for the Mids ... ranked second on the team in rushing with 668 yards for a per-game average of 55.7 ... the 668 yards are the most by a sophomore since quarterback Brian Madden ran for 897 yards in 1999 ... finished the season by rushing for 488 (162.7 ypg) in the last three outings, including a team-high 192 yards and two touchdowns on just 18 carries against Army ... scored on runs of 28 and 67 yards against the Black Knights ... his 192 yards against Army were the most for a Navy player in the Army-Navy game since Chris McCoy galloped for 205 yards in the 1997 game ... ran for 167 yards and a touchdown against Temple in his first-career start ... also caught a pass for 33 yards against the Owls, giving him 200 all-purpose yards ... finished the season with his third-straight 100-yard game, running for 129 yards on 15 carries against Colorado State ... carried the ball nine times for 55 yards and a touchdown against Kent State ... picked up 45 yards and a score on nine carries against Notre Dame ... scored first touchdown of his career against Stanford, and added 37 yards on 13 carries.
2004: A member of the special teams the final 10 games of the year ... played in one JV game, rushing for 250 yards against Hargrave Military Academy.
High School/ Personal: Three-year letterwinner in football and track at Marcus High School ... district champ in the discus as a senior with a throw of 167'2" ... two-time all-district selection in football and was named all-state his senior year ... Adam Joseph Ballard ... Born-7/16/84.