Best Local Sports Figure

Marc Mariani

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It’s a long way from Havre to Honolulu, Hawaii. Just ask the former Griz walk-on wide receiver, who battled his way, first, to a scholarship at UM, then to the record books, and eventually to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. The diminutive kick returner capped his improbable trajectory with an invitation to last year’s Pro Bowl, where he continued to impress. By the end of the all-star game, Which is held in Honolulu, he’d broken Pro Bowl records for number of returns and return yards.

Finalists, Best Local Sports Figure

2. Chase Reynolds

3. Monte the Bear

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