Former Badger Montee Ball Named College Football HOF Candidate

A Badger legend will have another chance at history this year.
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The names of the candidates of the 2025 class for the College Football Hall of Fame have been announced. Of the 77 players named from the FBS, one former Badger will have a chance to be cemented in history.

Montee Ball, the former Wisconsin running back, has received a nomination for the Hall. The National Football Foundation revealed the full list on Monday including highlights of each player, including Ball.

Two-time consensus First Team All-American and 2012 Doak Walker Award winner…Tied with Hall of Famer Barry Sanders for most single-season TDs in NCAA annals (39) and boasts NCAA record for single-season points (236 in 2011)…2011 Big Ten Offensive POY and only player in history to rush for 100 yards in three-straight Rose Bowl games.

One of the best Badger running backs ever, Ball holds a school record of 77 rushing touchdowns. He is also third behind only Ron Dayne and Jonathan Taylor in total rushing yards.

Ball was nominated for the 2024 class as well, but came up short in the voting. He will now get his chance again in 2025. The induction ceremony will take place on December 9, 2025 in Las Vegas.