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After starting his career on defense, Kidd blossoming on Bobcat offensive line

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BOZEMAN — As Ty Gregorak stood in Lewis Kidd’s living room near Minneapolis, Montana State’s defensive coordinator told Kidd he would start out playing whatever side of the ball he desired if he chose MSU.

Gregorak remembers thinking to himself that the 6-foot-6, then-270-pound standout from Totino-Grace High would provide good length for his Bobcat defense. But Gregorak also thought Kidd had the frame and aptitude to someday grown into an elite offensive lineman someday.

Kidd spent his redshirt season in Bozeman in 2016 playing on the defensive line. By last spring, Kidd switched to Josh Taufalele’s group for the Bobcats. By the middle portion of that 15-practice grind, Kidd was taking first-team repetitions at both guard and tackle. By the midpoint of last season, the now 295-pounder was a full-time starter on a young but physically imposing Bobcat line that helped Montana State become the first team since Cal Poly joined the Big Sky in 2012 other than the Mustangs to lead the league in rushing last season.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 12 year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to founded Skyline Sports.

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