Signed as a free agent with Toronto on February 10, 2012.
2012 : Dressed and started in 16 regular season games for Toronto…Named Argos Outstanding Defensive Player… Week 1, Started at DB and recorded 6 DT in loss at Edmonton…Week 2, Started at DB in a win versus Calgary and recorded 1 DT and 5 ST… Week 5, Started at LB in a win at Montreal and recorded a career-high 8 DT and 1 ST…Week 8, Started at LB in a win at Calgary and recorded 8 DT and 1 sack….Week 9, Started at LB and recorded 5 DT in a loss against Edmonton…Week 17, Started at LB and recorded six (6) DT in a win against Winnipeg...Week 18, Started at LB and recorded 6 DT in a win at Sask...2012 Playoffs Started at LB and recorded 4 DT and 1 INT in a win against Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final...Started at LB and recorded 5 DT and 2 INT in a win at Montreal in East Final...2012 Grey Cup Started at LB and recorded 6 DT in a win against Calgary
Split his college career between the University of Memphis (2009-10), and Pearl River (Miss.) C.C. (2008) and Florida State (2006-07)…2010 (Memphis) Started nine of 10 games for the Tigers at DB…Made 66 total tackles, 4 PKDs, and intercepted 2 passes for 63 yards…2009 (Memphis) Transferred to Memphis from Pearl River C.C…Played nine games with three starts for the Tigers…Made 42 DT, 4 PKD and 2 INTs for 14 yards… Earned inaugural Jeremy Williams Award as spring's Most Valuable Player… 2008 (Pearl River C.C.) Transferred to Pearl River C.C. in Mississippi from Florida State… Earned a First-Team All-American as a safety…2007 (Florida St.) Dressed in nine games for Florida State… Made 24 tackles, one fumble recovery, three knockdowns and one sack…2006 (Florida St.) Dressed in four games making 13 tackles, 2 PKDs, and one INT for 54 yards…Named to active roster as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Granted a red-shirt exemption due to injury.
Marcus Ball became a new father in 2012 when he welcomed daughter Marley Nicole. His parents are Catherine Geiger and Reggie Ball. His older brothers are Reggie Ball Jr., a former Georgia Tech quarterback, and Raeshon Ball, a former defensive back at Chattanooga. Marcus was born in Virginia but grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Stephenson High School where he was named First-Team All-Star and District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Stephenson is the same high school attended by current CFL player Byron Parker and former CFL players Sean Lucas, Michael Grant and Anthony Cannon.