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Marcus
Ball
#43 Linebacker
Marcus
Ball
#43 Linebacker
Height 6'1
Weight 220 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-07-21 (32)
Born Norfolk, VA
School Memphis
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 0
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

CFL: 5th season
Stamps: 1st season

Games played through 2018
Regular season: 56 (10 with Tor. in 2018, 14 with Tor. in 2017, 16 with Tor. in 2013, 16 with Tor. In 2012)
Playoffs: 4 (1 with Tor. in 2017, 1 with Tor. in 2013, 2 with Tor. in 2012)
Grey Cup: 2 (with Tor. in 2012 and 2017)
Grey Cup wins: 2 (with Tor. in 2012 and 2017)

Acquired
Signed as a free agent on Oct. 2, 2019.

Pro path
Ball signed with the Toronto Argonauts on Feb. 1, 2012. After two seasons with the Argos, he signed with the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints on Apr. 14, 2014. He played 12 games including two starts for the Saints during the 2014 season. Ball was released by New Orleans on May 4, 2015, and he signed with the Carolina Panthers on May 21, 2015. He played one game for Carolina in 2016 before being waived on Oct. 12, 2016. He spent time on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad before joining the San Francisco 49ers’ practice roster on Nov. 22, 2016. He was activated on Nov. 29, 2016, and saw action in five games. He was waived by the 49ers on May 2, 2017. He re-signed with the Argonauts on May 25, 2017.

2018
(Toronto) Ball played and started 10 games, amassing 44 defensive tackles including three tackles for loss, one special-teams tackle, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one knockdown.

2017
(Toronto) Ball returned to the Argos after three years in the NFL and played 14 regular-season games. He recorded 56 defensive tackles including three tackles for loss, seven special-teams tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six knockdowns. Ball recorded one special-teams tackle in the Eastern Final and three defensive tackles and one special-teams tackle in the Grey Cup.

2013
(Toronto) Ball started 16 games for the Argos, accumulating 69 defensive tackles including four tackles for loss, one special-teams tackle, four sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, five knockdowns and three interceptions including one that he returned for a major. The interception-return touchdown came in Week 14 at Edmonton. Ball recorded a pair of sacks in a Week 10 contest against Montreal. He played in the Eastern Final and recorded four defensive tackles, one special-teams tackle and one sack.

2012
(Toronto) Ball appeared and started in 16 regular-season games during his first CFL season. He recorded 75 defensive tackles including three tackles for loss, four special-teams tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, six knockdowns and one interception that he returned 27 yards for a touchdown. The pick-six happened in a Week 14 game at Winnipeg. Ball had a two-sack performance against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the Labour Day Classic in Week 10. Ball was in uniform for both the Eastern Semi-Final against Edmonton and the Eastern Final against Montreal and had a combined three interceptions in the two games as well as nine tackles. He had five tackles in the Argos’ Grey Cup win over Calgary.

Notable
First CFL game: June 30, 2012, at Edmonton
First sack: Aug. 18, 2012, at Calgary
First interception: Sept. 29, 2012, at Winnipeg
First touchdown: Sept. 29, 2012, at Winnipeg
NFL experience: Played 12 games with the New Orleans Saints in 2014, one game with the Carolina Panthers in 2016 and five games with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016

College
Ball played his junior and senior seasons (2009-10) at the University of Memphis. In 19 games for the Tigers, he recorded 105 total tackles, including two tackles for loss, and four interceptions. He played at Pearl River Community College in 2008 and earned first-team all-American honours. He started his collegiate career at Florida State in 2006 and 2007. Ball appeared in three games as a freshman before suffering a season-ending injury and being granted a redshirt season. In 12 career games for the Seminoles, he recorded 37 tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception.

Personal
Ball is an alumnus of Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. He recorded 150 tackles and three interceptions during his senior season at Stephenson.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2012
TOR 16 72 4 3 1 1 1
2013
TOR 16 65 1 4 3 1 1
2017
TOR 14 57 7 0 2 0 1
2018
TOR 10 44 1 0 1 0 1
2019
CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
57 238 13 7 7 2 4

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
10-11
18 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
0 0 0 0 0 0