"This Hurts So Bad": Florida Gators Linebacker Neiron Ball Dies From A Brain Aneurysm At The Age Of 27
September 11, 2019 17:24 By Fabiosa
Neiron Ball was a football player who was making big strides in his sports career until health problems hindered his progress.
He played college football for the University of Florida and then went on to play outside linebacker for the Oakland raiders.
According to Sun-Sentinel, the former Florida Gators linebacker passed away on Tuesday at the age of 27.
He had been battling for his life after he suffered a brain aneurysm that left him paralyzed. His sister, Natalie Ball Myricks confirmed his death and described Neiron as a "special and loving father, brother, and teammate."
Neiron was on the Gators team between 2010 and 2014. He played one NFL season with the Oakland Raiders, but, in 2018 a blood vessel ruptured in his brain that led to a quick health decline.
Tributes to Neiron
Since his death was announced, many people, former teammates included, have taken to social media to express their sadness.
Another player for the Florida Gators Xavier Nixon had some powerful words.
Neiron Ball. Always smiling. Always happy. Always positive. Absolutely one of the best teammates and humans I was fortunate enough to be around. Thank you for being my friend and brother in that orange and blue. RIP brother!!! pic.twitter.com/vip5zzxGCs— Gator Made (@XavierNixon) September 10, 2019
Others that were close to Neiron also paid their tributes.
Fans of the football player expressed their devastation upon hearing the news of his death as well.
As they wrote about their sadness, they also hoped for strength for his family to cope with such a big loss.
His life and promising sports career were cut short. But those who love him will always remember the impact he made. RIP Neiron.