Alan Ball

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Photo Credit: Jessica Palombo / WFSU News.

Age: 32
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Occupation: NFL Player
Education: University of Illinois, B.A. Communication
Tribe Designation: Heroes

Bio: Originally from Detroit, Michigan, now living in Houston, Texas, Alan is an NFL cornerback who is currently a free agent. He attended the University of Illinois where he was a four-year starter at cornerback. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft and has also played for the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Chicago Bears. Alan signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent in August 2016 but was released with an injury settlement after suffering a quadriceps injury just a few days after signing.

Prior to his NFL career, Alan worked as Director Assistant for the Department of Parks and Recreation for three years. Outside of his work he volunteers for a number of community events in and around Texas, including children’s hospital visits, and participating in The Army & Star of the Salvation Army and the Arlington Youth Foundation. He also has a passion for business and in the football off-season can be found developing business ideas while interning at Fortune 500 companies.