Neiron Ball – An American Football Player Representing Oakland Raiders in NFL
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Neiron Ball, an American football player, was born on August 20, 1992, in Jackson, Georgia, US. He was of the American nationality and religion Christianity. Neiron was born as the son of Johanna Ball and Ronnie Ball. Unfortunately, he lost both of his parents at his very young age. He was just ten. Neiron said that his mother battled from cancer, and suffered a heart attack on Mothers’ Day when he was six. Later, his father diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away when he was nine. He played football as the outside linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Neiron stood the height of 5 feet 9 inches. Besides, he had brown eye color and black hair.
Neiron enrolled in Jackson High School in his town. After his high school, he opted to play for the University of Florida, choosing the Gators over Louisiana State University, Clemson and Alabama.
The Career of Neiron Ball
Neiron was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the draft of the year 2015. Also, he was welcomed by the Raiders in the summer of 2017 season. Neiron seeks his first career sack in opposition to the Josh McCown in a 27-20 win. This was against the Cleveland Browns.
During his high school, he was one of the top linebacking prospects in the country. Also, he had more than 100 tackles in his junior year. Also, he could run a 100-meter dash in 11.19. Moreover, he also measured at high jumping 5 foot 8 inches. Likewise, even in his university at the University of Florida, he played choosing the Gators over Louisiana State University, Clemson, and Alabama. Also, in 2013, Neiron had a record in the first sack at the expense of future Heisman winner Jameis Winston at the university.
With his well-going career, Neiron also earned a decent amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $560 thousand, as of 2019.
Unfortunately, Neiron had been medically induced Coma since September 2018. He suffered a brain aneurysm and hospitalized at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
His family said that, when he was in Florida, Neiron diagnosed with a congenital, rare condition named AVM (arteriovenous malformation). This caused the blood vessel of the brain to tangle and rupture. However, he recovered and played football.
On September 10, 2019, the sad news was out that Neiron is no more with us. He died, at the age of 27, from the condition in Jackson, Georgia.