Chris Balseiro graduated from Cushman in 1996. He played soccer and ran cross-country for the Cougars. After Cushman, he attended St, Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. He played varsity football in his senior year. He finished the season as an All-State selection and received a scholarship to the University of Arkansas. During his tenure, Chris finished 7th all-time in scoring as a kicker for the Razorbacks. He was a three-time All-SEC selection from 2003-2006, leading Arkansas in scoring with 195 points during that span. In 2003, Chris made ESPN SportsCenter by kicking a game-winning field goal against the Alabama Crimson Tide in double-overtime. He set an Independence Bowl record with four field goals in a victory over Missouri 27-13, scoring 14 points in that game. In his career at Arkansas, Chris connected on 75% of his field goals and 97% of his extra points. Chris graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. In 2007, he went on to play Arena Football for the Lubbock Renegades. In his first game, he kicked a game-winning 46-yard field goal as time expired. He was a candidate for Rookie of the Year in 2008 after leading the league in extra point percentage and finishing third in field goal percentage.