Will Yoder
Wednesday January 4th, 2012

247 Sports is reporting that Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has decided to return for this senior season with the Badgers. Ball’s decision has not been made public by the running back himself.

Yesterday it was reported that Ball, 21, had made a decision on his NFL future but that he would discuss it with his teammates and family before making an announcement publically.

“Basically, I looked myself in the mirror and told myself what I needed to do for me, what I needed to do for my family and for my teammates,” Ball told USA Today Tuesday. “And that’s what it came down to.” Ball ran for 164 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Badgers’ Rose Bowl loss to the Oregon Ducks Monday evening. The 21-year-old back led the nation in rushing with 1,923 yards on the ground while also tallying 39 total touchdowns this season.

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