Montee Ball Named Consensus All-American

Gregory Shamus

Wisconsin's running back becomes the first player in school history to be named a two-time consensus All-American. Ball is also one of just three repeat choices from 2011.

With only bowl games left to be played, the NCAA announced its official consensus All-American team on Monday. That means more hardware for Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, who joined Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and Alabama center Barrett Jones as the three players to earn unanimous honors in consecutive seasons.

The full release can be found here. Ball is one of three running backs on the list, joining Oregon's Kenjon Barner and Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey. Per the FWAA, the process is conducted as follows:

The following players were listed on the most first team All-America teams competing against players at that position only. To be selected a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-American teams. Second and third teams were used to break ties. Five organizations were used to compile the consensus team - American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.

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