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Ben Noll
No. 63     
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-14) November 14, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Career information
College: Pennsylvania
Undrafted in 2004
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2004)*
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-Ivy (2002)
Games Played     5
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Benjamin Richard "Ben" Noll (born November 14, 1981) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of Pennsylvania.

Early yearsEdit

Noll attended Saint Louis Priory School in St. Louis, where he played right guard. As a junior, he earned All-metro honors. As a senior, he helped his team win the state championship, while earning All-league, All-metro and All-state honors.[1]

He also practiced basketball and was a member of the school's rugby club.[2]

College careerEdit

Noll accepted a football scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania. He also attended the Wharton School of Business. As a true freshman, he appeared in 10 games as a backup. As a sophomore, he appeared in 10 games. As a junior, he started 10 games at right tackle.[3]

As a senior, he played on an offensive line that featured five seniors (Noll, Chris Clark, Chris Kupchik, Matt Dukes and Michael Powers), helping the team achieve an undefeated season (10-0 overall).[4][5] He finished his college eligibility after playing in 39 out of 40 games (20 starts).

Professional careerEdit

St. Louis Rams (first stint)Edit

Noll was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams after the 2004 NFL Draft on June 18.[6] He was waived on September 5.[7]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On September 6, 2004, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys to be the backup at right guard.[8] He was declared inactive in 11 of the first 14 games of the season. He started in the season finale against the New York Giants, replacing Andre Gurode at right guard. He played on kickoff returns, field goal, and as a substitute guard played 413 snaps.

In 2005, he reprised the same role, after being declared inactive during the first 6 games of the season.[9] He was released on November 30 for medical reasons.[10]

St. Louis Rams (second stint)Edit

On December 2, 2005, he was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams, and was declared inactive for the final 4 games. He was cut on September 1, 2006.

Detroit LionsEdit

On December 13, 2006, he was signed by the Detroit Lions to their practice squad. He was released on September 1, 2007 and re-signed to the practice squad.[11] He wasn't re-signed at the end of the season.

Personal lifeEdit

After he retired, Noll moved to North Carolina, where he works as a business consultant. He married on October 23, 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Noll looks to earn spot on NFL's Rams". https://www.thedp.com/article/2004/09/noll_looks_to_earn_spot_on_nfls_rams. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. "Ben Noll Makes Dallas Cowboys? Regular Season Roster". https://pennathletics.com/news/2016/6/27/5771aa3ce4b0028e7235daff_131492764751302297.aspx?path=football. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. "The Quakers, position-by-position". https://www.thedp.com/article/2002/09/the_quakers_positionbyposition. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. "The Perfect Team". Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20150925105615/http://www.pennathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1700&ATCLID=51838. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  5. "Growing Together". https://www.thedp.com/article/2003/09/growing_together. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. "Ben Noll Signs With the St. Louis Rams". https://pennathletics.com/news/2016/6/27/5771ab36e4b0028e7235e4fa_131492833244134400.aspx?path=football. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. "Noll signs with Dallas after Rams let him go". https://www.thedp.com/article/2004/09/noll_signs_with_dallas_after_rams_let_him_go. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. "Transactions". https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/07/sports/transactions.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  9. "Cowboys release lineman Noll, sign rookie OL Procter". http://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=2242669. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  10. "Transactions". https://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/sports/transactions.html. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  11. "Transactions". http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2007-09-02/sports/0709020043_1_wr-rb-chris-te/2. Retrieved February 19, 2018.

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