Best Local Sports Figure

Marc Mariani

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It seems like just yesterday that the scrawny wide receiver from Havre emerged as Montana’s biggest playmaker. He initially burst onto the scene with a four-touchdown game against Southern Utah early in his junior season, and made a highlight-reel diving catch in that year’s championship game. By the end of Mariani’s senior campaign, he had three of the longest scoring plays in school history: a 98-yard kickoff return, a 94-yard punt return and an 84-yard reception. In April, Mariani’s hard work paid off when he was selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans. Any chance he’ll tout his Best of Missoula victory when training camp opens later this month?
Marc Mariani - PHOTO BY TODD GOODRICH
  • Photo by Todd Goodrich
  • Marc Mariani

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2. Monte the Bear

3. Chase Reynolds

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