MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has made a habit in his career of dominating Big Ten defenses. It's no surprise, then, that Ball has been named the Big Ten's Running Back of the Year for a second consecutive season.
Ball, a consensus first-team all-conference selection, was announced as the Ameche-Dayne winner on Monday. He joins left tackle Ricky Wagner and wide receiver Jared Abbrederis as consensus first-team all-conference honorees from Wisconsin.
Junior tight end Jacob Pedersen was named the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year. The award is named for Penn State's Ted Kwalick and Iowa's Dallas Clark.
Ball is the only player in the nation to eclipse 1,500 rushing yards in each of the past two seasons. He has rushed for 1,528 yards this year with 18 touchdowns and finished conference play with a league-best 1,168 rushing yards (146.0 per game) and 15 touchdowns. A year ago, he rushed for 1,923 yards and scored 39 total touchdowns to tie the single-seaso...