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A Former College Football Star Is Currently In A Coma

An interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium as two jets fly above.

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Two fighter jets perform a flyover before the game between the Florida Gators and the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

A former college football star and NFL linebacker is reportedly fighting for his life in a coma. Here is the latest on his status.

Monday night, it was reported that former Florida Gators linebacker Neiron Ball, a 26-year-old LB for the Oakland Raiders, is in a coma and not responding to stimuli.

The unfortunate news was shared by the Butts County Schools Facebook page.

Here's the full post:

The Myricks and Ball family are asking for prayers to be lifted for JHS alumnus Neiron Ball. He is currently in a coma and is not responding to stimuli as desired, and the family will be with him this week to see what can be done to help him heal and wake up. This young man has already been through so much in his life, and we know the family would appreciate your love and kindness.

Praying for Neiron!

A lot of people have been reaching out on social media to express their thoughts and prayers.

Ball has overcame a lot before. Hopefully he can do it again.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Stay tuned for more updates.