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JUNIOR (2015): Worked in an expanded role at tight end this season. Wisconsin: Saw action off the bench on offense, but did not record any statistics. Middle Tennessee: Earned his first career start at tight end against the Blue Raiders, but did not record any statistics. Ole Miss: Made his second straight start, but did not collect any stats. ULM: Entered off the bench to help block for 137 yards rushing by the Crimson Tide backs. Georgia: Came off the bench to help open holes for the Tide’s 189 total rushing yards, including a career-high 148 by Derrick Henry. Arkansas: Provided blocks for the Crimson Tide backs to accumulate 134 yards on the ground and one score. Mississippi State: Came off the bench to help block for Derrick Henry’s 204 yards rushing. Charleston Southern: Hauled in his first pass of the season for a gain of eight yards. Auburn: Entered off the bench to help block for a career-high 271 yards rushing by Derrick Henry. Florida: Helped block for 437 yards of total offense, including 233 yards on the ground. Michigan State: Provided blocks for 440 yards of total offense against the Spartans. Clemson: Entered as a blocker along the offensive front, helping provide holes for Derrick Henry’s 158 yards rushing. SOPHOMORE (2014): Saw action in 12 games ... got his first playing time at tight end in the season opener against West Virginia ... did not have a catch in 2014.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Played in one game for the Crimson Tide in 2013 ... saw reserve action along the defensive line against Chattanooga.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was an outstanding defensive line prospect for the 2012 class ... turned in a solid effort as a starting defensive tackle in the Under Armour All-America Game ... a four-star prospect by MaxPrep's Tom Lemming ... three-star defensive lineman by Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247sports.com and ESPNU ... Scout.com ranked him as the nation's No. 27 defensive tackle prospect ... Rivals.com rated him No. 29 among defensive tackles and the No. 28 player in the state of Georgia ... ESPNU considered him the No. 27 defensive tackle, 152nd among players in the Southeast and No. 35 in Georgia ... 247sports.com ranked Ball as the No. 36 defensive tackle and the No. 35 player in Georgia ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... Georgia Sports Writers Association AA All-State selection as a senior, when he made 73 tackles with 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, 38 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, including one he returned for a touchdown ... coached by Jeff Shifflett at Pepperell High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina.