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Montee Ball
Montee Ball

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wentzville, Mo.

High School:
Timberland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215

Position:
RB

Experience:
4V

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DID YOU KNOW?
Montee Ball became the NCAA's career touchdown leader (83) with a 17-yard run at Penn State on Nov. 24
Ball tied Barry Sanders' NCAA record with 39 touchdowns in 2011. That was more TDs than 42 FBS teams had last year
Ball led the NCAA is rushing yards (1,923) and yards from scrimmage (2,229) in 2011

Honors and Awards
2012:
Doak Walker Award winner ... Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year ... Grange-Griffin Big Ten Championship Game MVP ... consensus first-team All-Big Ten ... first-team All-American (AP, ESPN, AFCA, Walter Camp Foundation, Pro Football Weekly) ... second-team All-American (CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated)
2012 Preseason:
Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list ... Maxwell Award watch list ... Doak Walker Award watch list ... First-team preseason All-American (Athlon's, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's, Phil Steele) ... Preseason Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (Blue Ribbon) ... First-team preseason All-Big Ten (Athlon's, Lindy's, Blue Ribbon, Phil Steele)
2011:
Heisman Trophy finalist ... consensus first-team All-American ... finalist for Doak Walker Award ... Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year ... Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year ... winner of Chicago Tribune Silver Football ... won the Archie Griffin and Jim Brown Awards from the Touchdown Club of Columbus ... unanimous, consensus first-team All-Big Ten ... won team's Jimmy Demetral Team MVP
2010:
Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten

Career:
NCAA's career touchdown leader (83) ... second in school history and tops among returning rushers in the country with 5,140 career rushing yards ... first all-time at UW with 83 career touchdowns and 77 career rushing touchdowns ... averaged 5.60 yards per rush, third in UW history ... second all-time at UW with 26 career 100-yard rushing games ... third in school history with 5,738 career all-purpose yards ... second with 924 career rushing attempts ... first in school history with 500 points ... scored at least one touchdown in 21-straight games (55 total TDs in that span) ... became first player in history to run for at least 100 yards in three consecutive Rose Bowls also became first player ever to score TDs in three different Rose Bowl games

2012: Earned fourth letter ... started all 14 games ... finished the season with 1,830 rushing yards, fourth best in UW single season history, and 22 rushing TDs, tied for second most in UW single season history ... 356 rushing attempts were a UW single-season record ... ... rushed for 100 yards and scored a touchdown in 2013 Rose Bowl Game, becoming the first player in history to rush for 100 yards in three consecutive Rose Bowl Games and score TDs in three different Rose Bowl Games ... compiled his fourth career 200-yard rushing performance and 25th 100-yard rushing game with 202 yards on 21 carriesand scored three rushing touchdowns to improve his touchdown record (82) against Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 1 ... became the NCAA's all-time career touchdown leader (79) with a 17-yard touchdown run at Penn State (Nov. 24) ... tied the NCAA career touchdown record against Ohio State on Nov. 17, finishing the game with a career-high 39 carries and 191 yards ... named B1G Offensive Player of the Week rushing for his 22nd-career 100-yard game with 198 yards on 27 carries andadded three touchdowns, tying Ron Dayne's all-time rushing touchdown record (71) at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... had 22 carries for 46 yards against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... rushed for his 21st-career 100-yard game against Minnesota on Oct. 20, finishing with 166 yards and two touchdowns ... named Big Ten Player of the Week and Maxwell Award Player of the Week after rushing for a career-high 247 yards and three touchdowns, including a career-long 67 yard run, at Purdue on Oct. 13, his third 200-yard game of his career ... broke the Wisconsin and Big Ten touchdown record and became just the third player in NCAA history to score 70 touchdowns ... finished with two touchdowns and 116 yards rushing against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... recorded three touchdowns on 31 carries and 93 yards at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... scored touchdown on one-yard run against UTEP on Sept. 22 before leaving the game due to injury ... recorded 18th 100-yard rushing game with 139 yards and one touchdown against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... opened season with 151 yards of total offense, rushing for 120 yards and adding 31 receiving yards against Northern Iowa, Sept. 1

2011: Earned third letter ... started all 14 games ... tied Barry Sanders' NCAA record with 39 touchdowns (33 rushing, 6 receiving) on the season ... scored at least two touchdowns in each of the first 13 games, an NCAA record ... led the country in rushing with 1,923 yards, the third-best total in school history ... also led the country with 2,229 yards from scrimmage (1,923 rushing, 306 receiving) ... Big Ten record of 33 rushing touchdowns (breaking old mark of 26) ... 6.26 yards per rush is fifth-best in UW single-season history ... 10 100-yard rushing games tied for the most in school history ... 2,229 all-purpose yards are second-most in school history for one season ... in five games against ranked teams he averaged 164.0 all-purpose yards and scored 15 TDs ... ran for 164 yards and a TD on 32 carries vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl ... ran for three scores and 137 yards on 27 carries, caught three passes for seven yards and a touchdown and threw one pass for 32 yards against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. ... tied career high with 4 rushing touchdowns to go with 156 rushing yards on 25 carries against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... named UW's co-offensive player of the week after career-high 224 rushing yards and two touchdowns on career-high 38 carries and one touchdown reception at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... named UW's offensive player of the week after rushing for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and catching one pass for a five-yard touchdown to set the Big Ten single-season touchdown record at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... named UW's and Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... ran for a score and caught a TD pass against Ohio State on Oct. 29, finished with 85 rushing yards on 17 carries and 30 receiving yards on season-high three catches ... scored a rushing touchdown and added 115 yards on 18 carries to go along with a receiving touchdown and 24 yards on two receptions against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass and scoring three rushing touchdowns with 142 yards rushing, including a career-long 54-yard rush, on 14 carries and 46 yards receiving on one catch against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... named UW co-offensive player of the week after tying career high with four rushing touchdowns and running for 151 yards on 30 carries against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... found the end zone twice on the ground, running for 88 yards on 15 carries; also caught two passes for 21 yards against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... scored two rushing touchdowns and rushed for 91 yards on 20 carries and caught two passes for 32 yards against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... rushed 18 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... named UW's co-offensive player of the week after rushing for 63 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries and catching two passes for career-high 67 yards and the first receiving touchdown of his career against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010:
Earned second letter ... played in 12 games including starts in the final four contests ... led team in rushing touchdowns, ranked second in rushing attempts and scoring, third in rushing yards and all purpose yards and fourth in total offense ... 18 rushing touchdowns in 2010 are tied for fourth-most in single season at UW ... average of 6.11 yards per carry is sixth-best in one season at UW ... 108 points scored in 2010 ties for sixth-most in single season at UW ... ran for 132 yards and scored one touchdown on 22 carries against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 (132 rush yards, 22 carries, 6.0 yards per carry all are ninth-most in UW bowl history; 40-yard run ties for 10th-longest in UW bowl history) ... season-high 178 yards, including season-long 44-yard run, and four touchdowns against Northwestern on Nov. 27; second player in school history to run for four touchdowns in consecutive games ... career-high four rushing touchdowns and 173 yards rushing on 29 carries and one reception for seven yards at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... in first career start, ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and caught one pass for nine yards against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... named UW's offensive player of the week after filling in for injured starter John Clay and rushing 21 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns while catching one pass for five yards at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... named UW's co-offensive player of the week after catching career-high five passes for 41 yards and rushed three times for 18 yards and one touchdown at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... did not play in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... gained 10 yards on three carries against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... ran two times for six yards at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... tallied 64 rushing yards and one TD on 11 carries and caught two passes for 25 yards against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... four receptions for 38 yards and had five rushes for 11 rushes against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... rushed for 31 yards on nine carries against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... scored two rushing touchdowns (second career 2-TD game) on 16 rushes for 79 yards and caught one pass for six yards at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Earned first letter ... finished second on team in rushing yards (391), rushing touchdowns (four) and rushing attempts (98) ... played in nine of 13 games ... 328 of 391 rushing yards came over the last five games of the season... rushed 15 times for 69 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards against Miami in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... carried 15 times for 78 yards, including career-long run of 35 yards, and one touchdown and caught three passes for 37 yards, including career-long reception of 30 yards, against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... had 62 rushing yards on 16 carries and one catch for eight yards against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... named UW's co-offensive player of the week after season highs of 27 carries, 115 rushing yards and two touchdowns plus one catch for 11 yards against Indiana ... first touchdown of career, and had five carries for 21 rushing yards against Iowa on Oct. 17 ... made Badger debut and rushed for five yards on four carries against Minnesota on Oct. 3

High School:
Ranked as the No. 33 running back in the nation and fourth-best player in Missouri (Rivals.com) ... No. 46 player in the Midlands Region (SuperPrep) ... first-team all-state, all-metro, all-district and all-conference as a senior ... 213 carries for 2,187 yards and 41 TDs ... conference all-academic ... Player of the Year (St. Louis American) ... Class 5A Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association ... St. Louis Rams/NFL/College Hall of Fame 200 all-metro ... St. Louis Rams Golden Horn Award ... player of the year (St. Louis American) as a junior ... first-team all-state, all-metro, all-district and all-conference with 358 carries, 3,077 yards and 32 touchdowns ... appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" ... St. Louis Cardinals Athlete of the Year as a sophomore ... St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sophomore of the Year ... second-team all state ... first-team all-district and all-conference ... 297 carries for 1,845 yards and 15 TDs... had 1,113 yards on 127 carries with 19 touchdowns as a freshman ... team captain and team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... holds all Wentzville school district rushing records with career totals of 995 carries, 8,222 yards, 107 touchdowns and an average of 8.26 yards per carry ... three-time all-academic list ... two-time letterwinner in basketball ... head coach was Craig Collins

Personal:
Parents are Montee Sr. and Melissa Ball ... cousin, Darius Hill, played football at Ball State ... enjoys basketball, reading and video games ... majoring in sociology

Career Rushing Statistics
Season GP/GS Att. Yds. TD Yds/Att Long
2009 9/0 98 391 4 4.0 35
2010 12/4 163 996 18 6.1 44
2011 14/14 307 1923 33 6.3 54
2012 14/14 356 1830 22 5.1 67
Totals 49/32 924 5140 77 5.6 67

Game-by-Game Rushing (Att.-Yds., TD)
2009 SEASON: Minnesota (4-5); Ohio State (3-19); Iowa (5-21, 1); Purdue (9-18); Indiana (27-115, 2); Michigan (16-62); Northwestern (4-12); Hawaii (15-78, 1); Miami (15-69)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (16-79, 2); San Jose State (9-31); Arizona State (5-11); Austin Peay (11-64, 1); Michigan State (2-6); Minnesota (3-10); Iowa (3-18, 1); Purdue (21-127, 2); Indiana (22-167, 3); Michigan (29-173, 4); Northwestern (20-178, 4); TCU (22-132-1)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (10-63, 3); Oregon State (18-118, 2); Northern Illinois (20-91, 2); South Dakota (15-88, 2); Nebraska (30-151, 4); Indiana (14-142, 3); Michigan State (18-115, 1); Ohio State (17-85, 1); Purdue (20-223, 3); Minnesota (23-166, 2); Illinois (38-224, 2); Penn State (25-156, 4); Michigan State (27-137, 3); Oregon (32-164, 1)

2012 SEASON: UNI (32-120, 1); OSU (15-61); USU (37-139, 1); UTEP (9-40, 1); NEB (32-90, 3); ILL (19-116, 2); PUR (29-247, 3); MIN (24-171, 2); MSU (22-46); IND (27-198, 3); Ohio State (39-191, 1); PSU (27-111, 1); Nebraska (21-202, 3); STAN (24-100, 1)

Career Receiving Statistics
Season Rec. Yds. TD Yds/Rec
Long
2009 9 92 0 10.2 30
2010 16 128 0 8.0 14
2011 24 306 6 12.8 63
2012 10 72 0 7.2 16
Totals 59
598 6
10.1
63

Game-by-Game Receiving (Rec.-Yds., TD)
2009 SEASON: Ohio State (2-22); Indiana (1-11); Michigan (1-8); Hawaii (3-37); Miami (2-14)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (1-6); San Jose State (1-(-3)); Arizona State (4-38); Austin Peay (2-25); Iowa (5-41); Purdue (1-5); Indiana (1-9); Michigan (1-7)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (2-67, 1); Northern Illinois (2-32); South Dakota (2-21); Indiana (1-46); Michigan State (2-24, 1); Ohio State (3-30, 1); Purdue (1-9); Minnesota (1-5, 1); Illinois (2--1, 1); Penn State (1-15); Michigan State (3-7, 1); Oregon (4-51)

2012 SEASON: UNI (3-31); OSU (4-18); ILL (1-2); PUR (1-14); STAN (1-7)

Career All-Purpose Yards
Season Rush Rec. PR KR Total Avg./G
2009 391 92 0 0 483 53.7
2010 996 128 0 0 1124 93.7
2011 1923 306 0 0 2229 159.2
2012 1830 72 0 0 1902 135.9
Totals 5140
598 0
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5738
117.1

Game-by-Game All-Purpose Yards
2009 SEASON: Minnesota (5); Ohio State (41); Iowa (21); Purdue (18); Indiana (126); Michigan (70); Northwestern (12); Hawaii (115); Miami (75)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (85); San Jose State (28); Arizona State (49); Austin Peay (89); Michigan State (6); Minnesota (10); Iowa (59); Purdue (132); Indiana (176); Michigan (180); Northwestern (178); TCU (132)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (130); Oregon State (118); Northern Illinois (123); South Dakota (109); Nebraska (151); Indiana (188); Michigan State (139); Ohio State (115); Purdue (232); Minnesota (171); Illinois (223); Penn State (171); Michigan State (144); Oregon (215)

2012 SEASON: UNI (151); OSU (79); USU (139); UTEP (40); NEB (90); ILL (118); PUR (261); MIN (166); MSU (46); IND (198); Ohio State (191); PSU (111); Nebraska (202); STAN (107)

Career Game Highs
Rushing Attempts 39 vs. Ohio State, Nov. 17, 2012
Rushing Yards 247 at Purdue, Oct. 13, 2012
Rushing Touchdowns 4 (4x), MR vs. Penn State, Nov. 26, 2011
Long Rush 67 at Purdue, Oct. 13, 2012
Receptions 5 at Iowa, Oct. 23, 2010
Receiving Yards 67 vs. UNLV, Sept. 1, 2011
Receiving Touchdowns 1 (6x), MR vs. Michigan State, Dec. 3, 2011
Long Reception 63 vs. UNLV, Sept. 1, 2011
All-Purpose Yards 261 at Purdue, Oct. 13, 2012
2012 Season Game Highs
Rushing Attempts 39 vs. Ohio State, Nov. 17
Rushing Yards 247 at Purdue, Oct. 13
Rushing Touchdowns 3 (4x), MR vs Nebraska, Dec. 1
Long Rush 67 at Purdue, Oct. 13
Receptions 4 at Oregon State, Sept. 8
Receiving Yards 31 vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 1
Receiving Touchdowns N/A
Long Reception 16 vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 1
All-Purpose Yards 261 at Purdue, Oct. 13

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