Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
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NO. 55


6-1, 220, Age 20, Sophomore

Oceanside High School

4-YEAR COLLEGE: Signed with Southern Utah.
2005 SEASON: A starter at outside linebacker and second on the team in tackles with 73 in 10 games. ... Had 7 tackles (6 solo, 10 quarterback heats, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a caused fumble in the Comets' 37-34 season-opening win at West Los Angeles on Sept. 3. ... Recorded 5 tackles (4 solo), a QB heat and 5 broken-up passes Sept. 10 in a 38-12 victory over Los Angeles Harbor on Sept. 10. ... Had 5 tackles (4 solo, a quarterback heat and a fumble recovery in the Comets' 40-32 win over Orange Coast on Sept. 17. ... Had 7 tackles (4 solo), including 1 for a loss, against Santa Ana on Sept. 24. ... Contributed 11 tackles (10 solo), a tackle for a loss and also broke up a pass as the Comets gave nationally No. 4-ranked El Camino a serious scare before finally losing Oct. 1 at El Camino. ... Had 2 tackles (1 solo), a quarterback heat, a tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery against Riverside Community College on Oct. 15.. ... Played a significant role as Palomar nearly upset nationally No. 4-ranked Fullerto on Oct. 22. Had 12 tackles against the Hornets (10 solo), 2 quarterback heats and a forced fumble as the Comets led in the fourth quarter before finally losing 23-14. ... Helped the Comets to a 36-7 rout of Pasadena City College on Oct. 29 with 7 tackles (5 solo) and 2 quarterback hurries. ... Recorded 8 tackles (6 solo), including a tackle for a loss vs. Mt. SAC on Nov. 5. ... Capped the season against Long Beach City College on Nov. 12 with 11 tackles (10 solo).
2004 SEASON: Played for the Comets.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach John Carroll at Oceanside High School. ... Had 100 tackles, 1 interception, 1 sack and 4 fumble recoveries for a team that won the CIF-San Diego Section Division II championship. ... Also was an All-Avocado League selection in baseball.
ACADEMICS: Graduated from Oceanside High in 2003. ... Kinesiology major. ... Carries 3.15 college grade-point average.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 18, 1985, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. ... Son of Melindina and Adrianus Bala. ... Has 1 brother, John (26) and 2 sisters, Jennifer (21) and Jessica (10).

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