Football Alum of the Week - Warren Ball

 (photo credit - Akron Beacon Journal)

(photo credit - Akron Beacon Journal)

Last Saturday (9/3/16), in his first appearance for the Zips, Warren had 18 rushes for a career-high 110 yards and first collegiate touchdown in 47-24 victory over VMI.  Ball also had a 12-yard reception in his Akron debut as the Zips moved to 1-0 on the young season.  After earning his bachelor’s degree in sports industry from the Ohio State University in the spring of 2016,  he enrolled at Akron later that summer and has one year of eligibility remaining.  

While at Ohio State, the 6-foot-1, 232 pounder, appeared in 33 games, rushing for 180 yards and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.  The year the Buckeyes won the National Championship, the former Stallion played in 10 games as a running back and as a special teams member. 

At DeSales, Warren was a three-year letter-winner and as a senior, he was named First Team All-Ohio on a CCL Championship team.  For his career, he played in 30 games for the Purple and White, totaling 2,361 rushing yards with 47 touchdowns.  His 29 touchdowns in 2011 is a school-record for most touchdowns in a single season.