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Sterk living up to billing so far for Bobcats

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BOZEMAN — On media day for the Montana State Bobcats in August, Bryce Sterk stood on the second floor of Brick Breeden Fieldhouse wearing a pair of sunglasses that resembled fashion out of a 1980s music video holding a sign.

The whiteboard read, “The Real No. 37.”

The message is an obvious jab across the Continental Divide at MSU’s archrival. For more than 30 years, the Montana Grizzlies have passed the jersey down from one tough in-state product to the next.

For Sterk, a Lynden, Washington native who did not starting going to school at Montana State until enrolling in January after transferring from the University of Washington, it seemed tenuous to make such proclamations despite his formidable physical gifts.

If the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Buck end’s play is any indication so far this season, his preseason bravado is not unfounded. In fact, Sterk has been one of the premier edge players in the FCS four games into the 2018 campaign.

BOZEMAN — On media day for the Montana State Bobcats in August, Bryce Sterk stood on the second floor of Brick Breeden Fieldhouse wearing a pair of sunglasses that resembled fashion out of a 1980s music video holding a sign.

The whiteboard read, “The Real No. 37.”

The message is an obvious jab across the Continental Divide at MSU’s archrival. For more than 30 years, the Montana Grizzlies have passed the jersey down from one tough in-state product to the next.

For Sterk, a Lynden, Washington native who did not starting going to school at Montana State until enrolling in January after transferring from the University of Washington, it seemed tenuous to make such proclamations despite his formidable physical gifts.

If the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Buck end’s play is any indication so far this season, his preseason bravado is not unfounded. In fact, Sterk has been one of the premier edge players in the FCS four games into the 2018 campaign.

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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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