David Ball - White WR Who Broke Jerry Rice's College Records

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Anybody remember this guy? I don't follow football much anymore, but I did at the time (2007). David Ball was an awesome WR who broke a lot of Jerry Rice's College Records.

He went undrafted because he was a WHITE WR, but the Bears finally signed him as a FA. I watched him play that preseason and he was catching everything they sent his way. If i remember correctly, he made a one handed catch in the endzone. There was another white WR the bears signed as an undrafted FA at the time too, who was also lighting it up in the preseason. Anyway, I was absolutely shocked when the Bears cut both white WRs at the end of preseason. I couldn't believe it! What the heck was going on?

Well now i know what was going on - discrimination against white athletes. Ball could have been one of the all time greats, but he never got a chance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ball_(wide_receiver)#College_career

College careerBall broke the Division I-AA record for touchdown receptions, previously set by Jerry Rice at Mississippi Valley State University, on October 14, 2006 versus the University of Richmond, and went on to score 7 more for a new record of 58 touchdowns. He also approached two other I-AA receiving records set by Rice, and has been nicknamed "White Rice":
  • Most career receiving yards: 4,693 (Rice had 4,655)
  • Most games with at least 100 receiving yards: 27 (Rice had 24)
 

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Welcome to CF, knightedsoldier5000! There is a handy search function that works well. You'll see it toward the upper right hand side of the screen. We definitely remember watching David Ball play. I just checked and we have had no less than 6 different David Ball threads here at CF since May 2006.

http://www.castefootball.us/forums/search.php?searchid=15699


The first of these results is a different David Ball.
 

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Welcome Knightedsoldier 5000, nothing came up when I tried to pull up D. Ball. What happened to him Colonel_Reb?
 

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Another Hatie Smith comitted hate crime, at least they got sure handed Barber (he looks like a football player).
 
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