Raiders Select Florida LB Neiron Ball in 5th Round


2014: Played in nine game, making seven starts at linebacker, before suffering a season-ending injury...Had a career-high nine tackles against South Carolina...Started the season with a pair of sacks against Eastern Michigan and forced a fumble...


2013**: Played in all 12 games and made seven starts at linebacker...Totaled 25 tackles, more than doubling his previous career total (20) entering the season...Had his first career sack against Florida State on Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston...Had a career-high six tackles at South Carolina...Earned the team's Chris Patrick Courage Award...

2012: Returned to full strength on the field after being sidelined for the entire 2011 season to see action in 11 games in 2012, while starting two games (Bowling Green, LSU)...Had 10 tackles (five unassisted and five assisted), recorded one interception and recovered two fumbles...The first interception of his career came against Georgia in the first quarter and returned it five yards...Named finalist for 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award...2011: Forced to sit out the entire season after suffering an arteriovascular malformation condition sidelined him in the spring of 2011...2010: Member of the kickoff and kickoff return units who saw action in all 13 games...Had 10 tackles on the season, three unassisted and seven assisted...Enrolled in January of 2010.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Rated a four-star prospect by and the No. 16 outside linebacker in the country by and the No. 19 weakside defensive end by first-team all-state defensive line in Georgia class AAA for 2009 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Recorded 104 tackles, 35 TFL, 19 sacks and forced seven fumbles his junior season...Chose Florida over Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU and South Carolina...Coached by Mike Parris.

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