Montee Ball Jr. (born December 5, 1990) is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin, where he was twice recognized as the best running back in the Big Ten Conference and a consensus first-team All-American. He was also a member of the New England Patriots. Until November 14, 2015, Ball held the NCAA Division I-FBS record for most career rushing touchdowns with 77 and the NCAA Division I FBS-record for most career total touchdowns with 83.
From one of the best running backs in Badger football history, to a recovery coach for addiction, Montee Ball has become a voice for so many struggling with mental health and alcoholism during the COVID-19 pandemic.