28 Warren Ball

Warren Ball Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
ST, TB
Height
6'1"
Weight
224
Hometown
Columbus, OH
High School
DeSales
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
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.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2013Ohio State11013765.80NA0000120NANA
2014Ohio State10018854.70NA000012000
2015Ohio State11010282.80NA133.007000
Total-32041189000130012000

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsst
2013Ohio State110532
2014Ohio State100110
2015Ohio State110000
Total-320642