Badgers RB Ball wins Doak Walker

Wiscosnin senior Montee Ball was named the best running back in college football Thursday when he was presented with the Doak Walker Award during The Home Depot College Football Awards at Walt Disney World. He also was named to the Walter Camp All-America team for the second-consecutive season.

Ball finished ahead of Kenjon Barner of Oregon and Johnathan Franklin of UCLA. Ball is becomes Wisconsin’s second Doak Walker Award winner, joining 1999 winner Ron Dayne.

Compare each of Bell’s season here:

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 13 332 1730 5.2 21 9 65 7.2 0
Career 48 900 5040 5.6 76 58 591 10.2 6

Ball led the Big Ten in rushing yards. Here are the 2012 Big Ten rushing leaders.

Rank Player Team G Rushes Yds Yds/G Avg TD Long
1 M. Ball Wisc 13 332 1730 133.1 5.2 21 67
2 L. Bell MSU 12 350 1648 137.3 4.7 11 40
3 V. Mark NW 12 213 1310 109.2 6.2 11 80
4 B. Miller OhioSt 12 227 1271 105.9 5.6 13 72
5 D. Robinson Mich 10 154 1166 116.6 7.6 7 79
6 A. Abdullah Neb 13 219 1089 83.8 5.0 8 45
7 Z. Zwinak PSU 10 203 1000 100.0 4.9 6 50
8 T. Martinez Neb 13 175 973 74.8 5.6 10 92
9 C. Hyde OhioSt 10 185 970 97.0 5.2 16 29
10 D. Kirkwood Minn 12 199 849 70.8 4.3 5 38

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Badger Fan99 on 12/6/2012 @ 10:14pm EST Said:

Congratulations to Montee Ball…Well deserved and well done! WiscONsin!