SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Transfer from the University of Kentucky … Will add depth to the long snapper position for the Tigers … Spent two years with the Wildcats before transferring to LSU in the summer of 2014 … Will be eligible to compete this fall.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Sat out the 2014 season after transferring to LSU from Kentucky.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Practiced with the Wildcats but did not see any game action as a redshirt freshman in 2013.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Redshirted as a true freshman at Kentucky in 2012.
Two-year letterwinner and starter at Episcopal High School ... Played primarily tight end and fullback, leading the Knights to an 8-2 record junior year and 7-3 senior season record ... Named team captain and was coached by Steve Leisz ... Was a member of the track team, competing in the shot put and discus, while advancing to the championship meet in both events ... Played forward and center for the basketball team ... National Society of High School Scholars ... Received the math and history awards.
Born in Houston, Texas ... Parents are John and Joni Ballis ... Has three brothers who are former collegiate athletes, including Pete, who played football at LSU; Reed, who ran track at Rice; and Jake, who was a basketball player at Houston ... Considering a major in management.