Dave Ball (defensive end)
Dave Ball No. 98 Tennessee Titans Defensive end Personal information Date of birth: January 4, 1981 Place of birth: Fairfield, California Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 277 lb (126 kg) Career information College: UCLA NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 133 Debuted in 2004 for the San Diego Chargers Career history
- San Diego Chargers (2004–2005)
- New York Jets (2005–2006)
- Carolina Panthers (2007) *
- Tennessee Titans (2008-present)
- *Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards Stats at NFL.com
David Stewart Ball (born January 4, 1981 in Fairfield, California) is an American football defensive end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.
High school career
Ball played defensive end for UCLA from 2000–2003, starting his final three seasons. In 2003, Ball tied for the national lead with 16.5 sacks, setting a UCLA record. He also set the UCLA record for most career sacks with 30.5. Ball earned consensus All-America honors for his senior season and was selected the ABC-Chevrolet National Defensive Player of the Year, and was the winner of the Pop Warner Award as the top senior player on the West Coast. Ball was selected to the All-Conference team his senior season.
Pro football career
Ball was drafted in the fifth round by the San Diego Chargers (pick no. 133) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He was released by the Chargers during the 2005 season and was picked up by the New York Jets. Ball was signed as a free agent by the Carolina Panthers on March 26, 2007. On September 1, 2007 Ball was cut from the Panthers before the start of the regular NFL season. Ball did not play in the 2007 season, despite being signed by the Titans in January prior to their playoff game against the San Diego Chargers.
2003 College Football All-America Team consensus selections Offense Defense Special teams San Diego Chargers 2004 NFL Draft selections Tennessee Titans current roster Active roster
2 Rob Bironas | 6 Brett Kern | 8 Matt Hasselbeck | 10 Jake Locker | 11 Rusty Smith | 17 Damian Williams | 20 Alterraun Verner | 21 Javon Ringer | 23 Jamie Harper | 24 Chris Hope | 25 Anthony Smith | 26 Jordan Babineaux | 28 Chris Johnson | 30 Jason McCourty | 31 Cortland Finnegan | 33 Michael Griffin | 35 Chris Hawkins | 37 Tommie Campbell | 45 Ahmard Hall | 51 Gerald McRath | 52 Colin McCarthy | 54 Eugene Amano | 55 Barrett Ruud | 56 Akeem Ayers | 57 Patrick Bailey | 58 Ken Amato | 59 Tim Shaw | 60 Kevin Matthews | 61 Fernando Velasco | 64 Leroy Harris | 66 Mike Otto | 68 Byron Stingily | 69 Zach Clayton | 71 Michael Roos | 73 Jake Scott | 76 David Stewart | 82 Donnie Avery | 83 Marc Mariani | 85 Nate Washington | 86 Daniel Graham | 87 Lavelle Hawkins | 88 Craig Stevens | 89 Jared Cook | 90 Derrick Morgan | 91 Jason Jones | 92 Will Witherspoon | 93 Shaun Smith | 94 Sen'Derrick Marks | 95 William Hayes | 96 Malcolm Sheppard | 97 Karl Klug | 98 Dave Ball | 99 Jurrell Casey
15 O. J. Murdock (IR) | 18 Kenny Britt (IR) | 29 Ryan Mouton (IR)
14 Michael Preston | 19 James Kirkendoll | 32 Robert Johnson | 36 Herb Donaldson | 70 Troy Kropog | 77 Ryan Durand | 79 Pannel Egboh | 80 Cameron Graham
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