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BOZEMAN, Montana — Montana State’s prized possession enters his senior season with the second-most rushing touchdowns in the history of Bobcat football, trailing only the “Frenchtown Freight Train” when it comes to crossing the goal line.

Only five Bobcats have more 100-yard single-game rushing efforts, only five have scored more points and only eight have more rushing yards.

A replication of the unforgettable, unorthodox 2018 season would place MSU’s do-everything All-American ahead of Ryan Johnson and Cody Kirk on Montana State’s all-time list for career rushing yards and would move him ahead of Kirk and into the upper echelon of touchdown scorers in the history of the Big Sky Conference.

“The kid is a freak athlete and he could play any position on the field. I truly believe that,” former Montana State tight end Conner Sullivan said during that 2018 season. “Whatever the coaches think he is going to play to help our team win. I have 100 percent confidence in him. He’s a freak athlete who can do it all.”

As Portland State All-American defensive back Anthony Adams sat at the Big Sky Kickoff media event in Spokane, he reflected on the last time his Vikings hosted Montana State in Portland.

“All I know is that was the most miserable day of my life,” Adams said. “You literally can’t tackle that dude and he got the ball on every single play.

“I’m so glad he’s not playing offense anymore.”

BOZEMAN, Montana — Montana State’s prized possession enters his senior season with the second-most rushing touchdowns in the history of Bobcat football, trailing only the "Frenchtown Freight Train" when it comes to crossing the goal line.

Only five Bobcats have more 100-yard single-game rushing
efforts, only five have scored more points and only eight have more rushing
yards.

A replication of the unforgettable, unorthodox 2018 season
would place MSU’s do-everything All-American ahead of Ryan Johnson and Cody
Kirk on Montana State’s all-time list for career rushing yards and would move
him ahead of Kirk and into the upper echelon of touchdown scorers in the
history of the Big Sky Conference.

“The kid is a freak athlete and he could play any position on the field. I truly believe that,” former Montana State tight end Conner Sullivan said during that 2018 season. “Whatever the coaches think he is going to play to help our team win. I have 100 percent confidence in him. He’s a freak athlete who can do it all.”

As Portland State All-American defensive back Anthony Adams
sat at the Big Sky Kickoff media event in Spokane, he reflected on the last
time his Vikings hosted Montana State in Portland.

“All I know is that was the most miserable day of my life,”
Adams said. “You literally can’t tackle that dude and he got the ball on every
single play.

“I’m so glad he’s not playing offense anymore.”

Photos by Brooks Nuanez or noted. All Rights Reserved.

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 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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