Neiron Ball started to build his career as an American football player from high school and right through college. He was a player with one of the highest linebacking prospects in the United States while in high school and competed as a sprinter and high jumper. He was the former linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) before he died in 2019. Neiron Ball was born on the 20th of August, 1992 in Jackson, Georgia, U.S.A. Neiron Ball grew up with his grandmother, sister and junior brother His parents died before he entered his teenage years
Neiron Ball Bio; Age, Early Life
Neiron Ball was born on August 20, 1992, in Jackson, Georgia in the United State of America. He began playing football in Jackson High School in his hometown and even as a junior recorded 104 tackles with only 35 for loss, 19 sacks, and 7 fumbles. He was not just a football player in high school but was also great in track and field and competed in high jump. He ran as a sprinter with his best record at 11.9second in the 100-meter dash.
Neiron Ball Career Details
During his college years, he played for the University of Florida team, the Florida Gators from 2011 to 2014. His pre-draft measurables included a record of 4.64 seconds on the 40-yard dash, 1.62 seconds on a 10-yard split, and 4.62seconds on a 20-yard shuttle. He was a promising young athlete who was an allrounder. Afterward, he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2015. Neiron Ball got his first career sack against Josh McCown in a 27-20 win against the Cleveland Browns in that same year. Ball was undeniably talented, however; his career was cut short by injuries he suffered.
Neiron Ball Health Condition
In 2011, he’d been diagnosed with a rare congenital brain condition, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). It is a rare condition that is usually present at birth and it causes the arteries and veins to rupture and bleed into the brain or spinal cord. He recovered after treatments and a year away from the field.
After suffering a brain aneurysm that left him paralyzed, Ball was placed in a medically induced coma. His family announced in a press statement in July 2019 that although Ball had woken from the coma, he was now a quadriplegic, only able to move his eyes. His family also launched a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical care in July 2019 that raised $136,000. Despite his semi-celebrity status, his insurance provider refused to cover the bills for his rehabilitation and insisted that they would only pay for a Nursing home. Sadly, he lost the long hard battle for his life and his death was confirmed through Facebook posts by his family members.
He’s fondly remembered by team players and his coaches to have been an upbeat, loveable person with a lot of drive to help, impact, and inspire others.
Neiron Ball Net Worth
As a rising star in the NFL and a newly drafted player, Neiron Ball was on his way to becoming a very great player with a legacy. Before his death, his estimated Net Worth was $560K as of 2019.
Neiron Ball Parents
Neiron Ball’s parents, Johanna Ball, his mother, and Ronnie Ball, his father, were both late before his death. His mother Johanna Ball, battled cancer for years and died of a heart attack when Neiron was only 6years old.
He grew up with his Grandmother, his sister, Natalie Ball Myricks, and his brother Neland Ball who was also a football player. His brother’s career was also halted due to the injuries he suffered. His brother-in-law was a father figure to him.
Neiron Ball Dating History, Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage Details
Not much is known about Neiron Ball’s romantic life.
After his death, there were no mentions or rumors of a girlfriend and so he was assumed to be single.
Neiron Ball was not married before his death.
Neiron Ball Kids
Neiron Ball never had kids.
All body measurements
Neiron Ball was 6 ft 2 inches tall and he weighed 236 lb. (107 kg). He had brown eyes and black dreadlocks with brown highlights.
Cars and House
There were never any mentions in public about Neiron Ball’s house or cars. He was a newly drafted player before his death in 2019.