WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published August 31, 2011, 09:29 AM

Rookie Ballard making good 1st impression

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ballard kept tumbling down the draft board in April, with teams passing on the physically gifted defensive lineman two, three, even four times.

By: JON KRAWCZYNSKI, Associated Press

:The complete e-mail address or addresses to send the article to

: your name