Timberland High School graduate, Montee Ball, is looking to prove himself over the next few days (2/23-2/26) at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
For the past four years, Ball has been a running back for the Wisconsin Badgers, where he ran for 5,140 yards on 924 carries and 77 touchdowns.
NFL.com, has this assessment of the 5-11, 212 pound running back:
Reliable, hard-working zone back. Presses the line of scrimmage, and generally has good vision and feel to find the cutback lane or cut away from penetrating defenders. Willing to run into compressed spaces and doesn’t worry about contact. Hard runner. Stays patient behind pulling guards and fullbacks, has enough quickness to break off a run if the space is available to him.
Ball was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and was this year’s recipient of the Doak Walker Trophy, given to the best running back in college football. In 2011, Ball tied a record for most touchdowns in a single season with 39. The person he tied is NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders.
While at Timberland, had 995 carries, 8,222 yards, 107 touchdowns and an average of 8.26 yards per carry.
The NFL Scouting Combine is a yearly event for coaches and general managers to assess college players who are eligible for the NFL Draft, which will be held April 25 to April 27 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.