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32 Days to Purdue Football: Elijah Ball

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Today’s player is a lesson in perseverance.

Syndication: LafayetteIN Nikos Frazier | Journal & Courier, Lafayette Journal & Courier via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Today we feature a player looking to make an impact after not seeing the field last year.

Elijah Ball - Jr.

Indianapolis, IN (Ben Davis HS)

6’1”, 205 pounds

Safety

2021 Projection: Reserve

Ball has seen his career stall a bit after a promising beginning. He redshirted in 2018, but we were still able to get a peek at his abilities because he played in two games and had a tackle. The 2019 season saw him make eight appearances, but he did not accumulate any statistics. Last year was unfortunately a step back, as he did not play at all. Of course, there are a myriad of reasons for that and much of last year feels wasted.

Ball did have a lot of promise out of high school, where he held Ben Davis go 14-0 with a Class 6A state championship. With his experience int he program and his talent he should be a quality reserve this coming season.