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Veteran Gators linebackers know their play crucial to bouncing back

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As they shuffled into the spacious Touchdown Terrace for their media day obligations Sunday afternoon, the Florida Gators split the room according to what side of the ball they played. Offense to the right, defense to the left. As the linebackers made way to their assigned spots, senior Neiron Ball remarked the group seemed like they were in the same seats as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 2014 spring football preview

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Even following a successful season, the start of spring football practice delivers a renewed sense of optimism. The arrival of a fresh crop of recruits is usually all it takes. Often times a new coach or revamped offensive scheme or fresh-faced quarterback is the source of the buzz. Coming off a 4-8 season like the Gators, all the above are in play. The Gators...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida's Ball 'values each moment' after scare

It started as the ''worst headache ever.'' And before Florida linebacker Neiron Ball knew the diagnosis, the pain had gotten so severe that he couldn't look down and was begging for medication. ''I can't really explain it,'' Ball said. ''The closest thing I can think is somebody just smushing my brain.'' Doctors determined...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators' Neiron Ball values each moment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- It started as the "worst headache ever." And before Florida linebacker Neiron Ball knew the diagnosis, the pain had gotten so severe that he couldn't look down and was begging for medication. "I can't really explain it," Ball said. "The closest thing I can think is somebody just smushing my brain." Doctors determined...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Muschamp notebook: Ball emerging on edge

Neiron Ball was limited in the weight room during the offseason, but as he continues to get increased time on the field this season, Florida coach Will Muschamp still thinks there is a higher ceiling for the linebacker. Ball missed the 2011 season after having brain surgery. After getting healthy and being cleared to return to the team, Ball has shown the potential of his talent this season.
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

UF's Ball makes return with plenty of support

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The simple routine is one he has done over and over in his life. Before leaving town for a break between summer semesters on Friday afternoon, Neiron Ball stepped onto a scale to weigh himself. He registered 230 pounds. If that sounds rather pedestrian, youre right. Football players give the scale a constant workout during offseason conditioning drills. But for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Injury Report: Linebacker Neiron Ball Officially Cleared To Play For Florida Gators

Earlier this year, Florida Gators’ linebacker Neiron Ball announced he had been cleared to resume his football career. Now, it appears as if that clearance is official. Ball is able to return to the Gators and join the team for the 2012 season. Ball last played during the 2010 season when he was used primarily on kickoff coverage. Expected to have the chance to provide depth at...
Via The Bull Gator
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida linebacker cleared to play after a heart condition

Florida linebacker Neiron Ball’s football career looked like it was over in early 2011. Doctors found out he had a hereditary heart condition that would not only sideline him from football but was dangerous. Today, Neiron Ball was cleared to play football again which is not only great news for Neiron, but also for the Florida Gators and Will Muschamp. Ball had to sit out the entire...
Via Throw The Flag
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators get good news: LB Ball cleared to play

The Gators football team received good news during linebacker Neiron Ball's latest visit to the doctor. "LB Neiron Ball has passed his final medical checkup and has been fully cleared to participate in football activities. Ball was diagnosed in Feb. 2011 with a hereditary congenital vascular condition. It was a non-football related medical issue." That came from the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ball Says He's Back

Florida's linebacker depth got a boost on Thursday. The Gators found out that Neiron Ball has been cleared to return to the team and play this fall. Ball missed the entire 2011 season after a blood vessel burst in his brain on February 15, 2011. Ball, who was diagnosed with a congenital vascular condition, said on Facebook that he has been cleared to return to the team.
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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