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Gary Ballman

Born: Jul 6, 1940

Death: May 20, 2004

Birthplace: Detroit

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Gary Ballman

Date of Birth : Jul 6, 1940
Date of Death : May 20, 2004
Birth Place : Detroit

Gary John Ballman was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Ballman starred at Michigan State before playing halfback and wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1962 to 1966, making the Pro Bowl the final two seasons. He is among the team’s career leaders in kickoffs, with the second-best average of 26.7. His 93-yard return against Washington on Nov. 17, 1963, is tied for seventh-longest in team history. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1967 to 1972, then split his final season between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. Ballman later worked for the National Football League Players Association until 1979 and as a building products salesman in Colorado before retiring in 2003.


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