A reserve linebacker who sat out the 2006 season after transferring from Bowie State ... enters the fall as a backup at Sam linebacker.
As a Junior (2007): Redshirted ... named the defensive scout team player of the week leading up to the Florida State game ... posted the third-highest strength index among outside linebackers in spring testing.
As a Sophomore (2006): Sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2005 at Bowie State): Saw action in three games ... recorded three tackles on the season ... member of the team counsel.
As a Freshman (2004 at Bowie State): Redshirt season.
At Baltimore Polytechnic High School: An all-city choice at linebacker as a senior ... posted 113 tackles in helping the squad post a 9-1 record en route to the 2003 Baltimore City Championship ... team captain as a senior ... tallied 103 tackles and named the team's defensive player of the year as a junior ... coached by Anthony Knox.
Personal: Parents are Paul and Sharon Ball ... father is a doctor and played football at Howard University in the late 1970s ... mother works for the federal government ... has two older siblings (Jen, 24; John, 26) ... cousin of former Terp Jared Gaither ... majoring in criminal justice ... can play the saxophone and drums ... a member of Bowie State Dean's List in the spring of 2006 ... has volunteered at summer sports camps and worked at the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore.
Ball's Career Statistics Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2005* 3-0 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2006 Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules 2007 0-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 Career 3-0 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0
* at Bowie State