We are proud to have been a part of the early careers of the many children that have continued playing football at the high school level after their days in our youth program. The WWYFA would like to give special recognition to several distinguished alumni who have continued their careers at the collegiate level, including:
Montee Ball -
As a true freshman at the University of Wisconsin in 2009, Montee finished second on the team in rushing yards (391), rushing touchdowns (4) and rushing attempts (98). He rushed 15 times for 69 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards against Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl. Montee was named UW’s co-offensive player of the week after career highs of 27 carries, 115 rushing yards and two touchdowns plus one catch for 11 yards for a career-high 126 all-purpose yards against Indiana. Montee holds all Wentzville school district rushing records with career totals of 995 carries, 8,222 yards, 107 touchdowns and an average of 8.26 yards per carry. 2011: Heisman Trophy finalist … consensus All-American … finalist for Doak Walker Award … Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year … Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year … winner of Chicago Tribune Silver Football and Jim Brown Award … consensus first-team All-Big Ten … won team’s Jimmy Demetral Team MVP
Career: Averaging 5.87 yards per rush, best in UW history (min. 300 att.) … second all-time at UW with 56 career touchdowns and 54 career rushing touchdowns … third in school history with 360 career points … responsible for 61 touchdowns in career, fourth-most in school history … tied for eighth all-time at UW with 15 career 100-yard rushing games … ninth all-time at Wisconsin with 3,146 career rushing yards … 10th in school history with 3,621 career all-purpose yards
2011: Big Ten-record 38 touchdowns on the season, second-most in NCAA history and one of five players in FBS history with 30+ touchdowns … has scored at least two touchdowns in 13-straight games, an NCAA record … has scored a touchdown in 19 straight games (53 total TDs in that span) … school-record 32 rushing touchdowns, 230 points on the season and 39 touchdowns responsible for …1,759 rushing yards third-most in one season at UW … 6.40 yards per rush ranks fifth-best in UW single-season history (min. 100 att.) … nine 100-yard rushing games in 2011 tied for fourth-most in school history … 2,014 all-purpose yards fifth-most in school history for one season … ran for three scores and 137 yards on 27 carries, caught three passes for seven yards and a touchdown and threw one pass for 32 yards against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. … tied career high with 4 rushing touchdowns to go with 156 rushing yards on 25 carries against Penn State on Nov. 26 … named UW’s co-offensive player of the week after career-high 224 rushing yards and two touchdowns on career-high 38 carries and one touchdown reception at Illinois on Nov. 19 … named UW’s offensive player of the week after rushing for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and catching one pass for a five-yard touchdown to set the Big Ten single-season touchdown record at Minnesota on Nov. 12 … named UW’s and Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries against Purdue on Nov. 5 … ran for a score and caught a TD pass against Ohio State on Oct. 29, finished with 85 rushing yards on 17 carries and 30 receiving yards on season-high three catches … scored a rushing touchdown and added 115 yards on 18 carries to go along with a receiving touchdown and 24 yards on two receptions against Michigan State on Oct. 22 … named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass and scoring three rushing touchdowns with 142 yards rushing, including a career-long 54-yard rush, on 14 carries and 46 yards receiving on one catch against Indiana on Oct. 15 … named UW co-offensive player of the week after tying career high with four rushing touchdowns and running for 151 yards on 30 carries against Nebraska on Oct. 1 … found the end zone twice on the ground, running for 88 yards on 15 carries; also caught two passes for 21 yards against South Dakota on Sept. 24 … scored two rushing touchdowns and rushed for 91 yards on 20 carries and caught two passes for 32 yards against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 … rushed 18 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns against Oregon State on Sept. 10 … named UW’s co-offensive player of the week after rushing for 63 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries and catching two passes for career-high 67 yards and the first receiving touchdown of his career against UNLV on Sept. 1
Nick Demien -
2011 SEASON One of the most dominant offensive line prospects in the nation who is playing for his homestate Tigers … After taking a redshirt in his first year in the program, is looking to establish himself in the rotation of Mizzou’s veteran offensive line … Begins fall drills listed fourth on the depth chart at right guard … (Last name is pronounced duh-MEAN).
Redshirted in his first year in the program and showed each week that he’s capable of being a standout contributor for years to come on the offensive line … Won the team’s back-up player of the week award for his work during Mizzou’s preparation leading up to the game against Texas Tech.
Rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Missouri and as the nation’s No. 11 offensive tackle by Rivals, and as the nation’s No. 72 prospect overall, among all players … Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle by Scout.com, and as the nation’s No. 13 offensive tackle by Tom Lemming, while ESPN.com puts him at No. 17 nationally at the position … Won all of those accolades despite missing most of his senior year due to a knee injury … Recovered in time to earn an invite to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January, where he moved over to right tackle, after playing left tackle primarily in high school … His team won three straight conference and district championships thanks to his efforts, which earned him 1st-Team All-State individual accolades as well as two-time 1st-Team All-Conference mention … Also an outstanding prep wrestler who took 5th place in the state championship meet in 2007, after being a state qualifier in 2006 … High school coach – Craig Collins …
Mother – Leslee Demien … Uncle David, was a football letterman at Mizzou in 1975 … Interested in studying agricultural business or construction management at Mizzou … Lists hobbies as trap shooting and fishing … Chose Mizzou over Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Florida State, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Mississippi, UCLA and Kansas, among a slew of others.