7 - Peter Balsam
Peter Balsam
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orland Park, IL
High School: St. Rita of Cascia
Position: WR
Years at Yale: *

2009: Second on team with 33 catches, 321 yards and two TDs... Caught a TD pass, recovered a fumble and picked up a Yale on-side kick in the Lafayette game... Eight grabs for 92 yards and one score at Penn... Six catches for 44 yards at Georgetown... Key special teams player who had six solos and nine overall tackles... Had two solos vs. Dartmouth.

2008: Earned first varsity letter after appearing in eight games... Third on team in receiving yards (12-299-1)... Led team in yards per reception (24.9) and finished the last three games as the leading receiver: at Brown (5-181-1), vs Princeton (3-35-0) and at Harvard (2-18-0)... Career best 78-yard catch and run TD to seal win at Brown.

2007: Played QB on JV team.

At St. Rita of Cascia High School: Four-year member of football team who played three with varsity... Over 2,000 yards total offense in 2006... Completed nine of 14 passes for 225 yards and rushed for 120 in a state semifinal win over Providence Catholic... Won Chicago Catholic League, considered among best in the country... Illinois High School Association Class 7A State champs with 13-1 record... Ranked No. 33 in country by maxpreps.com... Competed in JV baseball and wrestling his freshman and sophomore years... Gold Honor Roll... Who's Who Among American High School Students... National Honor Society... National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal: Peter Balsam is the son of Martin and Loretta Balsam... Economics major... Father wrestled at Loras College and sister, Caitlin, played volleyball at Eastern Illinois... Former teammate (grammar school) and rival (high school) of Yale RB Jordan Farrell... Trumbull College resident.

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