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Sam Ball

For other uses, see Samuel Ball (disambiguation).
Sam Ball
Date of birth: (1944-06-07) June 7, 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth: Henderson, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick 15
As player:
1966–1970 Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Awards: College All America @ University of Kentucky

Henderson County, Ky Sports Hall Of Fame Member; HCHS 1961 Big-8 Conference Champions,

Four Year (1958,1959,1960 & 1961 High School record; 32–2–2, Mojo Hollowell-Head Coach (RIP).

Consensus All Big-8 1961 Conference Lineman Henderson County, KY High School,

HCHS-Lineman of the Year-1960,1961, All State-Kentucky 1961, Evansville Courier & Press Lineman of the Year 1961.
Career stats
Playing stats at

Sam Ball (born June 1, 1944 in Henderson, Kentucky) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1966 through 1970. During that span he appeared in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V for the Baltimore Colts. He played college football at the University of Kentucky.

Ironically, he was also drafted in 1966 by the Jets in the 2nd rd, 15th overall. 1966 was the last year where NFL and AFL teams could draft the same player.

Jan 12th 1969 saw Sam Ball as the starting offensive RT (Right Tackle) for the Colts against the Jets in Super Bowl III. He missed out on a Super Bowl ring as the Jets won 16–7, however he won one in Super Bowl V.

The Jets drafted Sam Walton at RT in 1968, he struggled as a rookie before being replaced in the playoffs by Dave Herman who moved across from RG. Ball choosing the Colts over the Jets influenced the drafting of Walton as Ball would have been used to replace Sherman Plunkett.

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