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ASU football: Kalen Ballage might play offense and defense

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ASU's Kalen Ballage could be Pac-12's latest two-way star [Ted Miller, ESPN]: ""He was probably, I would say, the MVP of our spring training," Graham said. "He just had a tremendous [spring] game. Really just being a true freshman [last year]; he could just tell the difference. He figured out that he was a pretty difficult guy to tackle, and he dominated.""

ASU Football: RB Kalen Ballage practices on defense, could be two-way player [Josh Nacion, House of Sparky]: "It's not really new for Ballage, as he's played both ends before. You won't be hearing any complaints from him. "I've always played every position my whole life, ever since I was little," Ballage said. "In high school I played defense and I played offense.""

Kalen Ballage embraces defensive role [Doug Haller, Azcentral]: "ASU coach Todd Graham has moved offensive players to defense before – several in fact – but what makes this different is Ballage’s offensive potential."

ASU football wary of overusing the versatile Kalen Ballage [Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Sports]: "ASU still wants to use Ballage as a running back, pass-rusher and return man, but it doesn’t want to push him into injury or ineffectiveness. Graham admitted he regrets how the team handled former tight end and devilbacker De’Marieya Nelson."