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Montee Ball (Fleming/11)

Although he scored a team-high 18 touchdowns last season, Montee Ball felt slow, looked sluggish and definitely knew he was overweight for position. After a tedious summer of exercising and dieting, Wisconsin's junior running back is 20 pounds lighter and still packing a punch.

MADISON - In one of the first full-padded practices of the fall season, Montee Ball took a handoff, darted to the right, threw a shoulder into safety Dezmen Southward and kept on running. He felt excited, he felt relieved and he felt disappointed when his head coach called the entire team together and told them to save the hitting for the season opener. The first goal of fall camp is to stay...

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