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JOSH BALL

#79

Player profile

2017:

After starting the season as a reserve, started the last nine games…in his first start at Duke, FSU ran for a conference season-high of 228 yards…helped pave the way for Cam Akers against Syracuse, as his 199 yards rushing was the second best by a true freshman in school history…anchored the offensive line on a performance where FSU earned a season-best 504 yards of total offense in the home finale against ULM.

2016:

Redshirt season.

PERSONAL:

Massive offensive tackle prospect from Virginia…a consensus four-star recruit and the top offensive line prospect in the state…played for Team East in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…called “physically developed lineman who has ideal height and size” by ESPN…ranked the No. 11 tackle prospect in the nation and No. 99 overall player by 247Sports…rated the 10th-best tackle and No. 179 overall prospect by Rivals…also a Top 25 prospect at his position according to ESPN and Scout…ranked a top five player in Virginia by 247Sports (No. 2), Rivals (No. 3) and ESPN (No. 4)…said his favorite thing to do in football is pulling, despite playing tackle…collected American Family Insurance Virginia All-State First Team honors and all-conference 4 accolades…chose FSU over several finalists, including West Virginia, Penn State and Auburn…born on May 15, 1998…exploratory major.