28 Warren Ball

Warren Ball Ohio State
usaUnited States
Columbus, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Post-OSU Update: Warren Ball was a graduate transfer to Akron before the 2016 season. Ball played parts of two seasons with the Zips, eventually ending his football-playing career due to injuries. After a couple of professional positions at Akron, Ball began a career in scouting with the San Francisco 49ers. (Updated: Dec. 2023)

Major: Sport Industry (2014-15), Economics (2013)

Weight: 225 (2015), 224 (2014), 222 (2013), 215 (2012)

2015 Media Guide: Warren Ball is a two-time Varsity O letterwinner who is in his fourth year with the team … he is a junior in eligibility with a red-shirt season in 2012 when he missed the entire year with a foot injury … he has come back to see action in 19 games the past two seasons … he owns a career
rushing average of 5.2 yards per carry with 31 carries for 161 yards … he is a scholar-athlete.

2014: Ball played in 10 games for the College Football Playoff national champions, including seeing
running back and special teams action in eight of the last nine games of the season … was in on 17 plays from scrimmage vs. Kent and 15 vs. Illinois … had 18 carries for 85 yards, including 41 yards rushing vs. Kent and 37 vs. Illinois … earned his second Varsity O letter.

2014 Media Guide: Warren Ball lettered as a red-shirt freshman during the 2013 season after missing the entire 2012 football season with a foot injury … he played in nine games last season as a reserve running back and on special teams … he rushed the football 13 times for 76 yards and a 5.8 yards per carry average … he had a long rush of 12 years vs. Florida A&M, a game in which he gained 49 yards off seven carries … he is an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2013 Media Guide: Warren Ball missed the entire 2012 football season with a foot injury … he was granted a medical red-shirt season and he will be a second-year freshman running back for the Buckeyes in 2013 … he returned to the practice field for the 2013 spring drills.

High School: Warren, who grew up approximately 15 minutes from the Ohio State campus, was the second commitment to this 2012 class (summer 2010) … he committed early so he could focus solely on football and he produced a senior season that turned him into a four-star prospect who was ranked as the No. 13 running back by Scout.com, No. 16 by Rivals.com and No. 26 by ESPNU … he was also on the Rivals 250 list … rushed for 1,232 yards and 29 touchdowns as a DeSales senior and was named first-team Division III all-state by the Associated Press … scored six touchdowns Sept. 2 vs. Brookhaven … led the Stallions to a 2011 Central Catholic League championship, the second round of the state playoffs and was named all-conference … also named to the Columbus Dispatch 2011 all-metro team … helped DeSales reach the Division III state championship game as a sophomore in 2009 … gained 700 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore despite missing part of year with an injury … missed six games with a high ankle sprain as a junior … played in the OHS-FCA North-South Classic football game at Ohio Stadium … rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown at the Offense vs. Defense All-American game.

Personal: The son of Warren Sr. and Danielle Ball … OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in economics.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2013Ohio State11013765.80NA0000120NANA
2014Ohio State10018854.70NA000012000
2015Ohio State11010282.80NA133.007000


2013Ohio State110532
2014Ohio State100110
2015Ohio State110000