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THE MONTEE BALL STORY
HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Montee Ball Jr. (born December 5, 1990)[1] is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin, where he was twice recognized as the best running back in the Big Ten Conference and a consensus first-team All-American. He was also a member of the New England Patriots.

Until November 14, 2015, Ball held the NCAA Division I-FBS record for most career rushing touchdowns with 77[2] and the NCAA Division I FBS-record for most career total touchdowns with 83.[3]

MONTEE BALL CAREER TIMELINE

Records

NCAA single season records

  • Most touchdowns, season: 39 tied (2011)
  • Most consecutive games with two or more touchdowns: 13 (2011)
  • Most points scored by non-kicker: 236 (2011)

NCAA career records

  • Most touchdowns: 83 (2009-2012)

Big Ten single season records

  • Most touchdowns: 39 (2011)

Wisconsin single season records

  • Most touchdowns: 39 (2011)
  • Most rushing touchdowns: 33 (2011)

Denver Broncos

Ball was drafted in the second round with the 58th overall pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft.[29] In his NFL debut, Ball had eight carries for 24 yards in Denver’s 49–27 win against the Baltimore Ravens.[30] On October 27, 2013, Ball scored his first career touchdown on a 4-yard run against the Washington Redskins.[31] On December 1, against the Kansas City Chiefs, Ball had his best game of his rookie season, with 13 carries for 117 yards, including a 45-yard run, the longest of his career to date.[32] He had another rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans that sealed the game for Denver.[33] Overall, he finished the 2013 season with 559 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.[34]

Ball started in only three regular season games in 2014 and suffered a groin injury in Week 5. He was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2014, finishing the 2014 season with 172 yards and one touchdown.[35][36]

Ball entered the 2015 season with the Broncos fighting for a roster spot with fellow running backs C. J. AndersonRonnie Hillman, and Juwan Thompson. After rushing for only 68 yards on 32 carries in the preseason, the Broncos waived Ball on September 6, 2015.[37]

October 2019

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