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Wisconsin Football: Why Montee Ball Deserves Heisman Invite
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Based on his junior campaign, Montee Ball deserves a Heisman invite.

As a sophomore in 2010, Ball was passed by true freshman James White. As the third back on the depth chart behind White and John Clay, Ball didn't see carries for the first half of the season.

An injury to White and Clay catapulted Ball into an expanded role and saw him rush for 777 yards and 14 touchdowns in just four starts.

He was rewarded and has since become Wisconsin's featured running back.

Though Wisconsin has been criticized for "running up the score" on defenseless opponents, Ball has not played in more than half of the Badgers' fourth quarters in 2011.

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