Former Gators LB Neiron Ball has died after battle with brain aneurysm

Neiron Ball played at Florida from 2011-14, but in recent weeks struggled to recover from that brain aneurysm that left him paralyzed in all four limbs and in need of significant care and rehabilitation.

The official Florida Gators Twitter paid tribute to Ball Tuesday morning.

AGoFundMe effort raised more than $136,000 and noted Ball’s medical challenges began when he was diagnosed with a rare, congenital condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM). This condition causes the brain’s blood vessels to get tangled and rupture. On September 16, 2018, Ball was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta with a ruptured blood vessel and diagnosed with an aneurysm.