Defense keeps the offense out of the end zone
Bones return to Memphis
Game Eleven - at UAB - November 17, 2012 - Legion Field - Birmingham, Ala.
Game Four - at Duke - September 22, 2012 - Wallace Wade Stadium - Durham, N.C.
Quotes from the Game One Press Conference on Monday
AP Photos: Football vs. UCF
Member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2011 fall semester ... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition for 2011-12.
Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, registering 25 total tackles ... Team's co-leader in special teams tackles with seven ... On special teams also had two knockdowns and was credited with two exceptional plays ... First career tackle came in the Tigers' season opener against UT Martin ... Had a career-high five total tackles including four solo stops against Middle Tennessee ... In road game at Duke credited with first career tackle for lost yardage ... Also recovered a fumble and had a quarterback hurry against the Blue Devils ... Had three solo tackles in the Tigers' win over Rice ... Recorded four tackles in UCF game ... Blocked a punt against UAB, helping set up a short, Tiger scoring drive as Memphis went up 21-0 in the first quarter at Legion Field ... Also had two solo tackles against the Blazers.
Redshirted first year in the Tiger program.
Played for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High School ... Credited with 96 tackles, 62 of which were solo stops in 2010 ... Also registered four TFL, three sacks and one interception as a senior ... Helped team to a 9-2 record and a state playoff appearance in 2010 ... A member of the Jaguars defense that limited opponents to 14 points-per-game ... Led team to an 11-1 record in 2009 ... Credited with 80 tackles, including 34 solo stops as a junior ... Had three interceptions in 2009 ... Rated a three-star defender by Rivals.com ... Also earned letters in track and wrestling.
Son of Reggie Ball and Marsyleno McCrary-Ball ... Born April 7, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga. ... The brother of former Tiger defender Marcus Ball, who completed his senior season at Memphis in 2010 ... Brothers, Reggie and Raeshon, played collegiately at Georgia Tech and Central Michigan, respectively ... Professional Studies major.