Ball with the Broncos in September 2010
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|Date of birth:||June 19, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Teaneck, New Jersey|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Lance Ball (born June 19, 1985) is a former American football running back. 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 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.
St. Louis Rams
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. He was released from the practice squad on September 30.
Lance Ball caught a touchdown pass on September 12, 2011 in Denver's 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.
- 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."
- Colts Re-Sign 3 Players Yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- Florio, Mike (August 30, 2013). "Broncos bounce Lance Ball". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.