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Montee Ball named a Heisman Trophy finalist

Montee Ball is headed to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Ball was named one of five finalists for the prestigious award along with Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and LSU cornerback Tyrann Matthieu.

On Twitter, Ball celebrated by writing, "YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!" and "best Bday present!"

The winner will be announced Saturday night at the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York.

Ball leads the country in both yards (1,759) and touchdowns (38). He needs just two touchdowns in the Rose Bowl to break Barry Sanders' all-time record for most touchdowns in a season.