Broncos draft Montee Ball: ‘I model my game after Terrell Davis’


The Denver Broncos selected Wisconsin running back Montee Ball with the 58th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.  Ball says he grew up a Broncos fan and emulates his game after Terrell Davis.

The Broncos have been my favorite team ever since I started watching football,” Ball said. “To be a part of this family is something very special.”

Ball said growing up a Broncos fan, his favorite player was Terrell Davis, who is in the Ring of Fame at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

“I try to model my game after Terrell Davis,” Ball said. “He’s my idol.”

“I’ve watched Terrell Davis—all of his interviews; all of his highlights; everything,” Ball said. “I grew up watching him a little bit. It’s really crazy right now. I’m so excited. I’m very, very excited.”

In four years at Wisconsin, Ball scored 77 touchdowns and rushed for 5,140 yards on 924 carries.

“Montee is a productive player with excellent feet and vision,” Head Coach John Fox said. “We view him as a three-down back that will be a great fit for our team. He has top-flight character and we’re pleased to add him to the Broncos.”

Ball said you can count on him to hold onto the ball and score touchdowns.

“I’m extremely consistent,” Ball said at the NFL Scouting Combine. “You can count on me when I have the ball in my hands — 924 carries, only two fumbles. So I do a great job of protecting the football. I score touchdowns. You can count on me to make the play and be there for you.”

Ball, 5-foot-10 and 214-pounds, ran a 4.66 40-yard dash at the Combine.

“I know that I can help a team win,” Ball said. “That’s what I truly believe in. My film shows that.”

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