The Throwback: Trying to Make a Push

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Today's Dawg Post Throwback Story of the Day features a piece by Carter Strickland detailing Neland Ball's push for a breakout season in 2009.


Georgia defensive end Neland Ball, like just about everyone else, is aware of the numbers - 42 sacks in 2007, 18 in 2008.

Those numbers, maybe more than any other, led to these – No. 4 end of regular season ranking in 2007, No. 17 end of regular season ranking in 2008.

"We didn't have anybody step up and make those plays,'' said Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Ball wants to make sure he is that person next season. To that end the rising sophomore has some numbers of his own – 430-pound bench press, 500-pound squat, and 331-pound clean jerk.

"I've been working on just getting stronger every time I go into the weight room,'' Ball said. "Every day if I can just get one more pound and just push myself to be the best--I am trying to do it the Georgia way.''

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