Montee BallRunning back | Wisconsin
Ball didn't quite match his incredible 2011 season, but he fought through adversity, set records and collected more hardware in helping Wisconsin to another Rose Bowl. After a rough summer off of the field and a rough September on it, Ball hit his stride during Big Ten play, piling up 1,370 rush yards and 18 touchdowns in eight conference games plus the league championship. He became the NCAA's all-time touchdowns king with a 17-yard run at Penn State, and set NCAA career marks for total touchdowns (82) and rushing touchdowns (76). Ball's typical late-season surge culminated with him winning the Doak Walker Award (nation's top running back).