“Big Bacon” Natee turning heads with powerful running at MSU spring football


BOZEMAN — On the second play of Montana State’s first scrimmage, Tyler Natee lowered his shoulder into a linebacker’s sternum, the sound echoing throughout Bobcat Stadium, immediately drown out by the hollers from the sideline from Natee’s Bobcat teammates.

Each time Natee broke into the second level after that initial trucking of junior middle linebacker Walker Cozzie, defensive players were less keen to engage with the powerhouse tailback with the nickname “Big Bacon.”

When 270 pounds gets a full head of steam, who could blame the less than eager defenders from shying away?

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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 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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