Jayden Ballard


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 196
  • Hometown Massillon, Ohio
  • Last School Massillon Washington
  • Year 2nd Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @J_Ball21
Instagram: @jbbb.9

Ohio State Overview
• Jayden is in his second year with the program and has four seasons of eligibility
• He is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in sport coaching, rec and physical education
• Coming off a terrific spring and is among the next wave of talented receivers coming through Ohio State
• Played in three games as a true freshman and made one reception, a four-yarder from Kyle McCord against Akron

Honors & Awards
2021: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Jayden
• He enrolled in classes in Jan. 2021 and went through spring drills
• A top-100 prospect who was rated as the nation’s No. 8 receiver and the No. 3 overall player in the state of Ohio
• Invited to play in the Army All-American Bowl
• Helped his team with 10 straight games during the 2020 season and advance to the Division II state championship game
• A member of the Ohio MaxPreps All-State team
• Caught 25 touchdown passes over his final two years for head coach Nate Moore at Massillon Washington
• Hauled in seven passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a regional final win over Perry
• Finished his senior year with 36 catches for 573 yards and seven touchdowns
• As a junior, caught 68 passes for 1,202 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 80.1 yards per game
• Had career totals of 141 receptions, 2,636 yards and 37 touchdowns
• Became Massillon’s all-time leader in career receiving yards and touchdown receptions in 2020
• Led the Tigers to three consecutive Division II state title games
• Is the son of Christina March and Jamaal Ballard