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Baloney Hurdles Adversity

When life throws curve balls at you, it would be fairly easy to give up on your aspirations. In light of some off-the field events, Sun Devils cornerback Chris Baloney certainly could have given up his dream of playing college football. Yet, he persevered and is now poised to fill a dire need on the ASU defense.

Just a few days before he was about to leave for ASU and start preparing for the 2005 campaign, Chris Baloney found out that he was a father. After being a short time in Tempe, he made the tough decision to take a leave of absence from his team, so he could back to his Houston home and help raise his newborn boy Jahiem, who's now three years old. The thoughts of forgoing college football did...

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