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Christian Ballard

Christian Ballard - #99 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 283 lbs.
Birthday 01/03/1989
Birthplace Lawrence, KS
College Iowa
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 4th round, 9th pick by Vikings


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Defensive front gives Vikings edge again

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defensive line has been a big reason for their early-season success.

Vikings rookie report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings are at the point where they are evaluating their young talent for next season, and the results have been fairly mixed at best.

Vikings rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
More than 20 percent of the Vikings' roster is composed of rookies, and yet the class has yet to make a major contribution.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Vikings rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' key rookies performed in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Falcons.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Vikings rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
Here's how key Vikings rookies performed during Monday's loss to the Packers.

Vikings stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three stocks going down after the Vikings' loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' rookies performed in the Week Eight win over the Panthers.

Vikings rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Week Seven saw the Vikings play seven rookies, the most who have played so far this season. Here's how they performed agains the Packers.

Vikings rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:03 a.m. ET
Four rookies saw action for the Vikings in Sunday night's loss to the Bears. Here's how they performed.

Vikings rookie report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Here's how key Vikings rookies performed in the Vikings 34-10 win over the Cardinals.

Vikings rookie report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Here's how the key rookies contributed for the Vikings in the Week Four loss to the Chiefs.

Vikings rookie report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings rookies performed in Week Three against the Lions.

Vikings rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Vikings' rookie tight ends are starting to make impacts.

Vikings rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have eight rookies on their roster. Only a few even played in the opener.

Vikings rookie refresher

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Here's a quick look back at the rookies the Vikings drafted in April and how they figure in this fall.

Five key questions facing the Vikings

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Here are five questions we posed to PFW senior editor Eric Edholm on the current state of the Vikings.