Got his first varsity action in 2008 and hopes to earn more in the coming season ... Made the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2006 ... Impressed the coaches with his understanding of the offensive system ... A technically sound player and also a good blocker ... Has played in three games.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in UK victories over Norfolk State, Western Kentucky and East Carolina ... Participated in UK's junior-varsity win over Fork Union Military Academy ... Carried four times for 10 yards and caught a seven-yard pass in the JV contest.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in UK's junior-varsity game vs. Harmony School ... Carried the ball twice for 13 yards, including a 12-yard gain.
2006 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Four-year letterman for Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tenn. ... Became a starter during his sophomore season, playing fullback, linebacker and on the offensive and defensive lines ... Made 90 tackles, rushed for 100 yards and tallied 40 receiving yards as a senior ... As a junior, notched 70 tackles and 50 yards rushing ... Coached by Daniel McGugin ... Four-year letterman with the wrestling team, which won the state championship his junior year ... Individually, won the regional championship and placed fifth in the state as a senior ... Three-year selection on the All-Midstate Team ... Additionally won a state championship as a sophomore as a member of the track team ... Placed third overall in the state as a senior in the shot put event ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Voted "Most Athletic" at his school in senior year.
Personal: Born in Nashville, Tenn. ... Son of Steve Ball and Kathy Ball ... Major is agricultural economics.