Former Braves Football Star Named College Scholar Athlete

By Beacon Staff

Coltin Weber, a senior linebacker for Montana Western, has been named a scholar athlete by the Montana Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Weber, who was a star linebacker for Flathead High School before college, is one of 13 Montana high school and college football players to be selected for the award, which is in its 14th year. He maintains a 3.15 GPA at Montana Western.

The other honorees are:

High School

David Meis, Helena High, DE; Gavin Hagfors, Great Falls CMR, RB; Shiloh Kerr, Loyola Sacred Heart, FB; Alex Ritter, Butte Central, OG; Tyler Molyneaux, Chinook, RB; Matt Trzinski, Savage, TE

College

Casey Varner, MSU-Northern, DB; Erik Stoll, Montana, S; Skyler Knuchel, Montana Tech, RB; Pat Regan, Carroll College, DB; Jordan Craney, MSU, FS; Mark Desin, Rocky Mountain College, QB

Five other individuals have also been honored for their contributions to Montana football: Beaverhead High School assistant coach Rick Nordahl; the late Gary Ekegren, former head coach at Missoula Big Sky High School; Montana State University sports information director Bill Lamberty; University of Montana sports information director Dave Guffey; and Billings referee Harold Olson.

Nominations were gathered from Montana’s five high school football classifications, five Frontier Conference football colleges and two universities. Selection criteria included academics, football prowess and school and community leadership.

An awards banquet is scheduled for April 16 at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena.

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