Reno, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) - University of Nevada football coach Chris Ault announced the dismissal of running back Mike Ball from the team on Tuesday. Ball, Nevada’s all-team leader in kick returns with 1,695 yards on 70 returns, is a junior from Las Vegas.
Ault said in a statement, “Mike violated team rules and protocol and, unfortunately for him, there was no other alternative… We’ll do everything we can to help Mike move forward.”
This year Ball had lead the team with 704 rushing yards on 135 carries. He also had three rushing touchdowns. Ball played in nine games this season with five starts.
For his career, Ball had 1,183 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns rushing. He also had four receiving touchdowns.