Lance Ball

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Lance Ball
Lance Ball.JPG
At a game in Denver in September, 2010.
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-19) June 19, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Teaneck, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Maryland
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards 801
Rushing average 4.2
Rushing TDs 2
Stats at NFL.com

Lance Ball (born June 19, 1985) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at the University of Maryland.

Ball has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos.

Early years[edit]

Ball is a 2003 graduate of Teaneck High School in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he rushed for 3,403 yards and 39 touchdowns in his high school career.[1]

College career[edit]

Lance Ball dives for a TD to put the Terps up 28-17 during a 2007 game vs. Georgia Tech.

Ball played college football at the University of Maryland. He had four 100-yard games in his last seven starts during his sophomore season, and emerged as one of the top running backs in the ACC, rushing for 903 yards with six touchdowns. He was the third-leading rusher in the conference with an 82.1 per-game average, and earned second-team All-ACC honors. In his junior season, he again led the team in rushing with 815 yards. He majored in family studies and minored in community health.

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Ball was not selected in the 2008 NFL draft, but was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams. He was signed to their practice squad on September 1, 2008.[2] He was released from the practice squad on September 30.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Ball was signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts on October 12, 2008.[3] He was activated from the practice squad on December 28, 2008 and had his NFL debut on the same date.

An exclusive-rights free agent in the 2009 offseason, Ball was re-signed by the Colts on March 17.[4]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On October 8, 2009, Ball was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad.[5]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Ball was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on November 3. Ball was signed to a reserve/futures contract on January 5, 2010. On September 21, 2010 Ball was waived by the Denver Broncos.[6]

Lance Ball caught a touchdown pass on September 12, 2011 in Denver's 2011 season opener against the Oakland Raiders. On November 13, 2011, running back Knowshon Moreno suffered an injury, opening the door for Ball to rush for 96 yards in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

After Moreno was declared out for the year, Ball finished the 2011 season with 96 carries for 402 yards and a score (all career highs). He was released on August 31, 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lance Ball profile, University of Maryland Terrapins. Accessed July 6, 2007. "Teaneck High School: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... rushed for 3,403 career yards (on 457 carries) with 39 touchdowns ... ran for 1,473 yards on 240 carries (6.1 avg.) with 18 touchdowns as a senior."
  2. ^ http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1619037
  3. ^ http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081015/SPORTS03/810150421
  4. ^ Colts Re-Sign 3 Players Yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009
  5. ^ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wilson-Titans-sign-Lance-Ball-to-practice-squad.html
  6. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16135567
  7. ^ Florio, Mike (August 30, 2013). "Broncos bounce Lance Ball". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 

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