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Player Bio

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Alan Ball
CB #23
Height:
6-2
Weight:
197
Age:
29
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Detriot, Mich.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
47
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 194 163 31 0.5 0 31 5 50 -- 27 0 2 1
2013 JAC 15 15 47 41 6 0.0 -- 14 2 8 4 8 0 0 --
2012 HOU 11 1 21 18 3 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 DAL 16 2 37 30 7 0.0 -- 6 1 15 15 15 0 0 1
2010 DAL 16 16 46 41 5 0.5 -- 4 2 27 13.5 27 0 1 --
2009 DAL 16 3 31 26 5 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2008 DAL 10 0 9 4 5 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 DAL 2 0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 KC L 2-28 4 4 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @OAK L 9-19 7 6 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @SEA L 17-45 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 IND L 3-37 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @STL L 20-34 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @DEN L 19-35 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SD L 6-24 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 SF L 10-42 3 1 2 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @TEN W 29-27 3 3 0 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 ARI L 14-27 3 3 0 -- -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @HOU W 13-6 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @CLE W 32-28 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 HOU W 27-20 4 2 2 -- -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
15 BUF L 20-27 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 TEN L 16-20 2 2 0 -- -- 1 1 8 8 8 0 0 --
17 @IND L 10-30 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Sixth-year DB has ability to play CB and S … Has played in 71 games with 22 starts including all 16 games in three of six seasons … Spent five seasons (2007-11) with Dallas after being selected in the seventh round … Played in 11 games for Houston in 2012 and two postseason games … Career totals include 108 tackles (93 solo), three INTs, 17 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Excels on special teams and registered 38 career tackles …

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Dallas in the seventh round (237th overall) of the 2007 draft … Waived on 9/2/07 … Signed by Dallas to practice squad on 9/4/07 … Activated to 53-man roster on 12/11/07 … Signed by Houston as an unrestricted free agent on 6/4/12 … Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13.

PRO: Sixth-year DB has ability to play CB and S … Has played in 71 games with 22 starts including all 16 games in three of six seasons … Spent five seasons (2007-11) with Dallas after being selected in the seventh round … Played in 11 games for Houston in 2012 and two postseason games … Career totals include 108 tackles (93 solo), three INTs, 17 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Excels on special teams and registered 38 career tackles …

2013: Updated stats

2012: Saw action in 11 games with one start at CB … Made seven tackles and three passes defensed … Ranked second on the team with a career-high 13 special teams tackles … Was inactive for the last five games with a foot injury … Recorded two special teams tackles and a forced fumble on 9/30 vs. TEN … Assisted on two special teams tackles on 10/21 vs. BAL and lead team with two special teams stops on 11/4 vs. BUF … Had a season-high four special teams tackles on 11/18 vs. JAX … Earned first start of the season on 11/22 at DET and tallied five tackles and two passes defensed … Returned to action after missing last five games and made three special teams tackles in AFC Wild Card Playoff game on 1/5 vs. CIN … Had one tackle and one special teams tackle in AFC Divisional Playoff game on 1/13 at NE

2011: Appeared in all 16 games with two starts … Totaled 32 tackles (26 solo), one INT and a career-high six passes defensed … Made first start of the season on 9/18 at SF and recorded four solo tackles and one INT … Had four solo tackles on 9/26 vs. WAS … Started on 11/13 vs. BUF and finished with four tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed … Made three solo tackles and added a special teams tackle in the season finale on 1/1 at NYG

2010: Started all 16 games at FS for the only time in his career … Finished with 50 tackles, a half sack, one QB pressure, two INTs, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles … Opened the season on 9/12 at WAS with six tackles and the first forced fumble of his career … Registered a career-high nine tackles on 10/31 vs. JAX … Tallied five tackles, one forced fumble and made first career INT on 11/14 at NYG … Had two tackles, two passes defensed and INT in overtime win on 12/5 at IND

2009: Played in all 16 games with three starts … Totaled 18 tackles (15 solo), three passes defensed and ranked third on the team with 16 special teams tackles … Tied for team-lead with three special teams tackles on 10/11 at KC along with two tackles on defense … Led club with three special teams tackles on 11/1 vs. SEA … Posted a season-high four tackles on 12/13 vs. SD … Was named special teams captain for NFC Wild Card Playoff game on 1/9 vs. PHI and had one tackle in his postseason debut …

2008: Saw action in 10 games, mainly on special teams … Made four tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed … Posted four tackles on 10/26 vs. TB … Had a season and then career-high three special teams tackles on 11/27 vs. SEA on Thanksgiving Day … Was inactive the final two games with an ankle injury …

2007: Spent the first 14 weeks of the season on the Cowboys’ practice squad … Saw action in two games and made two tackles … Made NFL debut on 12/22 at CAR and had one special teams tackle.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman … Career totals included 199 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two INTs, 23 passes defensed and one forced fumble … Had a career-high 62 tackles, three tackles for loss, one INT and 13 passes defensed as a senior … Named the team’s most outstanding DB as a junior, playing in all 11 games with seven starts, and leading the team with 55 tackles … Made 10 starts as a sophomore and contributed 37 tackles, one pass defensed and one tackle for loss … Played in seven games with five starts as a freshman, and recorded 44 tackles, four passes defensed and one forced fumble … Was enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL: Attended St. Martin De Porres in Detroit, Mich. … Two-year letterman and earned PrepStar and SuperPrep all-region selection and was named to the Lansing State Journal “Catch 22” list as a senior … Helped lead his team to 2001 state championship and was named a top-50 DB recruit nationally by Rivals.com … Had 15 INTs as a senior … Earned all-state honors in track, winning back-to-back 110-meter hurdles state titles as a junior and senior … Full name: Alan Ball.

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