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#28
Montee Ball
Carries Yards TD
356 1830 22
Team: Wisconsin BadgersHeight: 5-11 Born:
Position: RBWeight: 215 Hometown: Wentzville, MO
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Ball has a full trophy case of accolades and awards, highlighted by being a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist and 2012 Doak Walker Award winner - not to mention two first-team AP All-America and All-Big Ten selections. Yet for all his rushing yards (5,140) and rushing touchdowns (his 83 are the most in NCAA history) amassed at Wisconsin, there are questions whether Ball can perform at a similar level in the NFL. He finished with 1,850 yards and 22 touchdowns last season despite opponents keying on him as the Badgers reached a third consecutive Rose Bowl, but his 5.1 average per carry was more than a full yard less than his junior year. The heavy workload - Ball had 663 carries his last two seasons - may give some pro teams pause, but the bigger concern is how much Ball can do when taken out of his college system. He doesn't accelerate well after getting through a hole, doesn't have breakaway speed and may be better suited for a team that utilizes a zone-blocking scheme given how much space linemen at Wisconsin cleared for him. Ball did show himself capable of catching the ball out of the backfield, totaling 24 receptions for 306 yards and six TDs as a junior, but without Russell Wilson throwing to him last season, he had only 10 catches. Ball did help himself at the Wisconsin pro day by running a 4.46 in the 40, a full two-tenths of a second better than at the scouting combine. He likely won't last through the third round, especially given the lack of quality running backs in the draft.

Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2011 Wisc  14 2 2 100.0 57 28.5 1 0 0 0
Career   49 2 2 100.0 57 28.5 1 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 Wisc  9 98 391 4.0 4 9 92 10.2 0
2010 Wisc  12 163 996 6.1 18 16 128 8.0 0
2011 Wisc  14 307 1923 6.3 33 24 306 12.8 6
2012 Wisc  14 356 1830 5.1 22 10 72 7.2 0
Career   49 924 5140 5.6 77 59 598 10.1 6

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 NoIa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 32 120 3.8 1 14 3 31 10.3 0 16
9/8/2012 @ OreSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 61 4.1 0 14 4 18 4.5 0 12
9/15/2012 UtahSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 37 139 3.8 1 17 0 0 - 0 -
9/22/2012 UTEP 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 40 4.4 1 22 0 0 - 0 -
9/29/2012 @ Neb 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 31 93 3.0 3 14 0 0 - 0 -
10/6/2012 Ill 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 116 6.1 2 23 1 2 2.0 0 2
10/13/2012 @ Purdue 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 29 247 8.5 3 67 1 14 14.0 0 14
10/20/2012 Minn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 166 6.9 2 44 0 0 - 0 -
10/27/2012 MSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 46 2.1 0 13 0 0 - 0 -
11/10/2012 @ Ind 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 27 198 7.3 3 49 0 0 - 0 -
11/17/2012 OhioSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 39 191 4.9 1 25 0 0 - 0 -
11/24/2012 @ PSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 27 111 4.1 1 17 0 0 - 0 -
12/1/2012 Neb 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 202 9.6 3 57 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2013 @ Stan 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 100 4.2 1 24 1 7 7.0 0 7