Jake Ballard Announces Retirement from Football

By DJ Byrnes on August 6, 2014 at 2:58p

Happy trails, Jake Ballard.

The former Ohio State tight end turned a 34-catch, 377-yard, three-touchdown career in Columbus into a professional career that culminated in a 2011 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots' death machine.

Unfortunately, Ballard's body never fully got behind the plan to play professional football, and it appears it's finally won its argument.

/salute, Jake. We'll always have that third-down snag in the Rose Bowl.

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