Joey Balthazor
Joey Balthazor

RS Senior

Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 228




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Joey Balthazor

Joey Balthazor

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Game-By-Game Stats

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 11 games. Game-by-Game: Competed at UNLV, vs. New Hampshire, against Western Michigan and vs. Syracuse, but did not record any statistics • made two tackles at Iowa • played vs. Purdue, against Michigan, at Illinois, but did not record any statistics • had one solo tackle at Nebraska • played but had no stats vs. Michigan State • assisted on one tackle vs. Texas Tech.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 11 games • made two tackles (one solo, one assist) • earned second varsity letter.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in seven games during the 2010 season on special teams • recorded one tackle • earned first varsity letter.

2009: Walk-on • redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Arrowhead High School (Wis.) • helped lead Arrowhead High School to a 2007 Wisconsin Division I State Championship • also helped lead Warhawks to a 39-3 record over final three seasons • earned 2008 all-state honors from the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association • two-time all-conference selection • unanimous choice as Classic 8 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 • two-time all-county selection • also named all-Lake Country and all-area by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • four-year letterwinner and three-year starter • finished with 104 tackles, three sacks, eight tackles for loss, two interceptions and two blocked punts in 2008 • coached by Tom Taraska.

PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and Linda Balthazor • born April 14, 1991 • biochemistry major.


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