HONORS AND AWARDS
2012: Academic All-Big Ten
2014 Season: Has played in all five games ... saw action at Northwestern on Oct. 4, vs. South Florida on Sept. 27, vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20, vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 and against LSU on Aug. 30.
2013 Season: Earned second letter, playing in seven games ... saw action vs. Indiana on Nov. 16, at Iowa on Nov. 2, at Illinois on Oct. 19, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12, vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 and against UMass on Aug. 31
2012 Season: Earned first letter, playing in 10 games ... saw action in the Rose Bowl against Stanford on Jan. 1, the Big Ten Championship Game against Nebraska on Dec. 1, at Penn State on Nov. 24, at Indiana on Nov. 10, against Minnesota on Oct. 20, at Purdue on Oct. 13, against Illinois on Oct. 6 and at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... named UW's offensive scout team player of the week after Utah State game ... made Badger debut at Oregon State on Sept. 8
2011: Redshirt season ... named UW's offensive scout team player of the week for UNLV game
High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and Scout ... rated as the No. 48 offensive tackle in the country by Scout and No. 71 by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... recorded 94 pancakes during his career ... as a senior, named first-team all-state, all-metro, all-district and all-conference ... posted 40 pancakes as a senior, 22 as a junior, 17 as a sophomore and 15 as a freshman ... invited to play in Ohio North/South All-Star game, Big 33 All-Star game and Offense/Defense All-American Bowl ... Westerville Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... head coach was Rocky Pentello
Personal: Parents are Ray and Aleithra Ball ... relative, Robert Austin, played football at Mississippi Valley State ... nominated and elected to Westerville 50 First Cats and was Key Note Speaker at the Cats Award Program ... is a Big Brother and Junior Mentor, speaking to middle school students ... active in 100 Black Men in Columbus ... volunteer Coach for youth team of children with disabilities ... active in Caring and Sharing program which raises funds and buys Christmas presents for underprivileged children ... majoring in human development and family studies