Five former Ball State athletes making their way in the pros

Quinn Isaacson – Setter, Men's Volleyball

Graduate student setter Quinn Isaacson celebrates a point being scored for Ball State in NCAA Semifinals against Hawaii May 6 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Isaacson had 40 assists during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

In his time with Ball State Men's Volleyball, Isaacson played 106 matches, accumulating a program record 2,193 assists and averaging 9.53 assists per set. In his final year in Muncie, the Cardinals won the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball (MIVA) regular season championship, MIVA Tournament championship and went to the final four fo the NCAA Tournament. Isaacson was named the 2022 Lloy Ball Award for the nation's top setter. He currently plays professionally in France with Saint-Nazaire Volley-Ball Atlantique.

Bryce Cosby – Saftey, Football

Cardinals fifth-year safety Bryce Cosby looks over lineman Oct. 23, 2021, at Scheumann Stadium. The Cardinals lost the Redbird Rivalry 24-17. Jacob Musselman, DN

Cosby spent five years with Ball State Football as a saftey playing 57 games. He racked up 391 total tackles, 10 interceptions and 26 passes defended as Ball State won the 2020 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship and the 2020 Arizona Bowl during his time as a Cardinal. Cosby also helped the Ball State to a second-straight season of bowl eligibilty in 2021, when the Cardinals fell to Georgia State in the 2021 Tax Act Camelia Bowl. Cosby was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders in May as an undrafted free agent and has remained on the practice squad since.

Caleb Huntley – Runningback, Football

Ball State senior running back Caleb Huntley runs the ball and prepares to charge ahead and score in the fourth quarter against Easter Michigan Eagles Nov. 11, 2020, at Scheumann Stadium. Huntley ran the ball for 204 yards on 34 attempts against the Eagles. Kyle Atkisson, DN

Huntley rushed for 2,902 yards and 21 touchdowns in 33 games with the Cardinals and was named the to the 2020 All-MAC Third Team, the 2019 All-MAC Second Team and the 2019 Co-Offensive Player of the Year. In Huntley's final season with Ball State, the Cardinals won the 2020 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship and the 2020 Arizona Bowl. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons after going undrafted in the 2021 NFL draft, and was waived in the final round of roster cuts before signing with the practice squad. Huntley was elavated to the 53-man roster in the 2022 season and has seen playing time in 11 games as of Dec. 13. On 75 attempts, he has rushed for 364 yards and one touchdown while averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

Drey Jameson – Left-handed pitcher, Baseball

Ball State baseball player Drey Jameson goes to pitch the ball during the game against the University of Dayton on March 18 at the Baseball Diamond at First Merchant’s Ballpark Complex. Ball State played Dayton four times this weekend, winning two games and losing two. Briana Hale, DN

After being selected 34th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2019 MLB draft, Jameson spent time in the minor leauges before pitching in four games in the 2022 season. In 24.1 innings pitched, he had 24 stirkeouts, a 1.48 earned run average (ERA) and three wins. Prior to the MLB, Jameson was named 2018 MAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year, 2019 MAC Pitcher of the year and All-MAC First Team in 2018 and 2019.

Danny Pinter – Guard, Football

Danny Pinter, former Ball State offensive lineman and NFL draft prospect, sits on the sideline of the Senior Day game against Miami (Ohio) Nov. 28, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. Pinter partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie to donate money for each rep he completed during the bench press test at the NFL combine. Pinter put up 24 reps and raised a total of $2,160. Jacob Musselman, DN

Most notable for his trick-play touchdown reception in a 2021 Thursday Night Football game for the Indianapolis Colts against the New York Jets, Pinter, a guard, is in his third year in the NFL. Selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft by Indianapolis, Pinter spent 43 games with Ball State Football where he scored two touchdowns and was selected to the 2019 All-MAC First Team.

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