Marcus Ball

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Marcus Ball
No. -- Carolina Panthers
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Norfolk, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson
College: Memphis
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 16
Pass deflections: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Marcus Ball (born July 21, 1987) is an American football safety for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on February 10, 2012.[1][2] Ball was a member of the 100th Grey Cup winning team. Ball attended Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where he was voted Class 5A defensive player of the year. He played college football at Florida State, Pearl River Community College, and Memphis.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

In two seasons with Toronto, Ball had 142 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions (with 2 touchdown returns).[3] On February 17, 2014, Ball was released by the Argonauts.[4]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Ball signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on April 2, 2014,[5] but was released on May 4, 2015.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On May 21, 2015, Ball signed with the Carolina Panthers.[6] On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Panthers.[7] He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 29.[8] Ball was accused of threatening New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr. while holding a baseball bat on the field prior to the game on December 20, 2015.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Transactions
  2. ^ Jeff Krever, "Linebacker Marcus Ball a dream fit for Argos", CFL.ca, September 27, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Ramon Antonio Vargas, "Free agent safety Marcus Ball chasing NFL dream with Saints", The Advocate, August 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Boatmen release LB Marcus Ball
  5. ^ Saints agree with safety Marcus Ball
  6. ^ Alper, Josh (May 21, 2015). "Panthers sign safety Marcus Ball". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  7. ^ Henson, Max (September 5, 2015). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Panthers.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "MARCUS BALL". foxsports.com. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "New Video Shows Confrontation Between Odell Beckham Jr. And Bat-Carrying Panthers Player". Deadspin. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 

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