Team

Neiron Ball
LB
Height:
6-2
Weight:
236
Age:
24
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Jackson, GA
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 9 7 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2015 OAK 6 2 9 7 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (161st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, May 2, 2015.

Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (161st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, May 2, 2015.

AT A GLANCE

  • Four-year player at Florida, appearing in 45 games with 16 starts at linebacker
  • Forced to sit out the entire 2011 season after suffering an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) condition, which sidelined him in the spring
  • After returning in 2012, named finalist for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award
  • Named first-team all-state defensive line in Georgia class AAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution coming out of high school

COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Florida, starting 16-of-45 games as a linebacker…Career totals include 94 tackles (37 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one INT, four passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble…As a senior, appeared in nine games, starting seven, before suffering a season-ending injury…Opened the season with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble against Eastern Michigan…Had a career-high nine tackles against South Carolina…Played in all 12 games and made seven starts at linebacker as a junior…Totaled 25 tackles, more than doubling his previous career total (10) entering the season…Recorded first career sack against Heisman Trophy winner QB Jameis Winston against Florida State…Earned the team’s Chris Patrick Courage Award…In 2012, returned to full strength on the field after being sidelined for the entire 2011 season…Saw action in 11 games, starting two…Had 10 tackles (five solo) and recorded one INT…Added two fumble recoveries…Named a finalist for the 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award…Forced to sit out entire sophomore season in 2011 after suffering an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) condition in the spring…As a freshman in 2010, contributed on kickoff and kickoff return units in all 13 games…Notched 10 tackles (three) on the season.

PERSONAL: Attended Jackson (Ga.) High School…Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com…Also named the No. 16 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com and the No. 19 weak-side defensive end by Rivals.com…Named first-team all-state defensive line in Georgia class AAA for 2009 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…Recorded 104 tackles, 35 tackles for loss, 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles as a junior…First name is pronounced nurr-ON.

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