The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel initially reported that Ball has decided to return for his senior season and the Heisman candidate held a press conference on Thursday.
"I took the time to take in everyone's opinions ... I listened to my heart and I will be returning for my senior season."
"I believe I am capable of playing in the NFL and contributing but I signed a 4-year letter of intent" to "Badger nation"
Ball, a consensus first-team All-American and finalist for the Heisman Trophy, tied Barry Sanders' NCAA record by scoring 39 touchdowns this season. His 1,923 rushing yards led the country and were the seventh-best total in Big Ten history. He also took home the Big Ten's Graham-George Offense Player of the Year Award and finished the season with 2,229 all-purpose yards, second-best in school history behind only Ron Dayne’s 2,242 yards in 1996.
For more on Ball's decision to stay, head over to SB Nation's Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter.