Out of the recruiting class for the University of Montana football program, of 32 players only six are from Montana. Of the nine former Griz players now in the NFL, eight are from Montana. Mark Mariani, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie, had to walk on at UM to get a chance to play on the team. It is interesting to note that of the (20) recruits at Montana State University, 10 are from in-state.
R. B. Bungarz,