Found December 05, 2011 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball compiled one of the more remarkable seasons in recent college football history, and the Heisman Trophy trust took notice on Monday night. Ball was named one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy award, given to the most outstanding player in college football, along with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.In 13 games this season, Ball rushed for 1,759 yards with 32 touchdowns, adding six touchdown receptions. His 38 touchdowns this season rank second in NCAA history behind only Barry Sanders' 39, set in 1988 at Oklahoma State. He is also the first player to score at least two touchdowns in the first 13 games of a season. Ball ranks fourth nationally with 135.3 rushing yards per game, and his 6.4 yards-per-carry average is second-best nationally among players with at least 200 carries this season.The 5-foot-11 junior fr...
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