Monday, October 27, 2003

Fox Sports Net to profile Reggie Ball tonight

Check it out tonight on Fox Sports South:

On Monday's show, Hildreth profiles Georgia Tech's starting quarterback Reggie Ball, who prepped at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. The 19-year-old true freshman has the Yellow Jackets competing for a bowl berth at 4-3 (2-2 in ACC), and he is making a serious run at conference rookie of the year honors. The versatile, 6-1, 180-pound field general ranks fifth in ACC passing yards (182.3 ypg) and total offense (206.9). Ball has already been named ACC rookie of the week four times this season, including his sterling performance in the Jackets' upset (29-21) of NC State, when he passed for 283 yards, with three touchdowns (one rushing). Also in Hildreth's profile, Ball's high school coach, Ron Gartrell, and Ball's father, Reggie Sr. (an assistant at Stephenson), provide their take on Tech's QB and his leap from a top-notch prep program to the starting role in major college football.

The show airs Monday night (tonight) at 6:30 pm EST and is re-aired Tuesday at 12:30am.