Wisconsin’s Montee Ball will finish his college career on top of a number of lists in the record books. He’ll also finish it on top of the list of the nation’s top running backs. The Wentzville, MO. native was named the best running back in college football Thursday when he was presented with the Doak Walker Award during the 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 for the honor, which has been presented to the nation’s most outstanding running back each year since 1989.
A finalist for the second-consecutive season, Ball becomes Wisconsin’s second Doak Walker Award winner, joining 1999 winner Ron Dayne.