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Butte High punter Ferguson commits to Montana


Nathaniel Ferguson cannot wait to represent for the Mining City with the Montana Grizzlies.

For years and years, Butte, America produced as many Division I players as any town in the Treasure State. From Swede Dahlberg before the first World War to Milt Popovich in during the Great Depression to Bob O’Billovich in the days of the Skyline Conference, from Tom Hauck in the early days of the Big Sky to Todd Ericson and Josh Paffhausen in the 1990s, from Chris Connors to begin the 21st century and Colt Anderson to cap the first decade of the new millennium, it seems like there has always been a Butte High Bulldog suiting up for the Grizzlies.

The last player to letter for the Griz from Butte High is former safety Jake Dallasera, whose last year at Montana was in 2014. Montana’s current roster does not feature a player from one of Montana’s toughest and most iconic towns. Ferguson is excited to change that.

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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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