Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wisconsin’s White Looks Up to Former Badger Ball

H/T to +Stuart Zaas

Digital Media Coordinator, +Denver Broncos 

James White, Wisconsin Badgers RB, totes the ball in
2013 win vs +BYU. Photo Courtesy +FOX Sports (AP)
Wisconsin running back James White said that Montee Ball has helped him as he transitions from college

One of those players to bring up a current Bronco was +Wisconsin Badgers running back James White.

In 2012, Montee Ball led the Badgers with 1,909 yards and 22 touchdowns. Right behind him was White, who carried 125 times for 840 yards and 12 scores that year.

White said that he talked to Ball for advice on what to expect at the scouting combine.

“He’s a guy I keep in contact with,” White said. “He’s helped me with this process. He’s kind of let me know how it is going to be.”

Ball’s advice?

“It’s a long process, very time consuming, but stay focused on the task at hand and go out and compete against the best guy,” White recalled.

Ball tweeted his support for White and some of his other former Wisconsin teammates during the combine.

This year, White ran the ball 221 times for 1,484 yards with 13 touchdowns.

White said he looks up to Ball’s approach, especially his attitude towards practice.

“He is a guy who gave it all he had at practice, which made it easier for him on game day,” White said. “He’s definitely a guy that led by example. He didn’t say much, but when he did, everyone listened to him.”