Jerry Ball

West Brook High School

Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Loas Angeles / Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings


Jerry Lee Ball (born December 15, 1964 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former professional American football defensive lineman in the NFL. During his career he went to three Pro Bowls. In the NFL for 13 seasons, Jerry Ball recorded 32.5 sacks during his career, most of them coming as a member of the Detroit Lions. Despite this fact, he was known mostly as a run stuffer later in his career, anchoring the Minnesota Viking defense alongside John Randle, also a Pro Bowl defensive tackle.

He graduated from West Brook High School in Beaumont, TX, where he played FB and LB for 1982 5A State Champions.

He played at and graduated from Southern Methodist University. Was a four year letter-winner and ranks 4th on the all time sack list at SMU.

Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

He has three daughters; Faren, Lindsey, and Haley, and a wife named Michelle.

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