Big Sky Conference

Germer follows father’s footsteps, commits to Griz


Nick Germer believes he can sell the Montana football program as well as anyone. And that’s the Missoula Sentinel junior’s plan over the next 10 months.

Germer, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver for the Spartans, calls the overtime Grizzly win in a driving snow storm over Appalachian State in the semifinals of the FCS Playoffs in 2009 as “literally one of the greatest moments of my life.” He remembers accompanying his father, UM stalwart offensive line coach Chad Germer, to the FCS national championship game that same year in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Even when Chad Germer moved on to coach with former Griz head coach Bobby Hauck at UNLV from 2010 until 2014, Nick kept close tabs on his hometown team.

Nick has blossomed into a star athlete himself, albeit in a different model than his father, who earned All-American honors as Montana’s center in 1991 before briefly playing in the NFL. Nick Germer is a lanky, smooth wide receiver who also plays basketball and is dabbling in track for the first time this spring.

Nick has always dreamed of someday running through the tunnel into Washington-Grizzly Stadium like his father many of his childhood heroes. And now he’ll get the chance.

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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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