Eric Ball (American football)

Eric Ball
No. 42
Position:Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-07-01) July 1, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth:Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
  • Cincinnati Bengals (1989-1994)
  • Oakland Raiders (1995)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:586
Rushing TDs:8
Player stats at


Eric Ball (given birth to July 1, 1966) is usually a previous professional American soccer participant who played operating back again for seven seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders.

College career

Ball played for the UCLA Bruins from 1985 through 1988. He linked a Rose Dish record in the 1986 Rose Dish by rating four touchdowns for UCLA against the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was the game's MVP. He was called towards the Rose Dish Hall of Popularity in 1996.While at UCLA, Ball had two notable fumbles in essential video games. In the November 23, 1985 USC vs UCLA video game, using the Rose Dish at risk for the Bruins, Ball dropped the ball for the 1-lawn range in the 4th one fourth as he dived for the finish zone using what could have been the earning touchdown. Marcus Natural cotton grabbed the fumble for USC as well as the Trojans would earn 17–13. Ball also got an essential fumble in the UCLA vs Washington Condition video game in 1988, when the #1 positioned Bruins were annoyed at home with the Cougars 34–30.

NFL career

Ball played mostly being a kick returner for the Bengals, returning 115 kicks more than 97 video games for a complete of 2,474 come back back yards. In 1995, he was chosen with the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Enlargement Draft, but didn't make the roster. Then signed using the Oakland Raiders and performed one season using the Oakland Raiders.