After grabbing the ball, Ball pushed the equipment staffer to the ground then sprinted away, holding it up in triumph as stunned onlookers watched.
And, as if it made any difference to his college career, the senior was cut from the team later that night.
"This player's actions are totally unacceptable. He has been immediately removed from the team and we will continue to move swiftly in addressing what occurred," the school said in a statement.
"Even though Mr. Ball's football career has ended, he will no longer be a part of the Memphis program because of these actions."
The Ledger-Enquirer reported that Ball has a history of trying to steal balls from opponents at the end of a game.
Hope it looks good with all the other purloined pigskins on your trophy case.