The latest crop of Montana Grizzlies to enter the Hall Of Fame is up there with the all-time greats to don the maroon and silver or copper and gold. The University's athletics Twitter page announced four Griz were elected to the class of 2024.

Colt Anderson (Griz Football 2005-2008)

Butte VS the world encapsulated in Colt Anderson. Before reaching the NFL, Anderson intimidated offenses from the safety position where he received All-Big Sky honors in three consecutive seasons. To cap off his illustrious career, Anderson received All-America honors his senior season.

Anderson is now the special teams coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, his former team from 2020-2023. How fitting for a former Bobby Hauck-coached player?

Scott Gurnsey (Griz Football 1991-1994)

The former All-Big Sky wide receiver and Grizzly Radio color commentator/pre and postgame host will receive his well-earned recognition into the Grizzly HoF. Originally from Tumwater, Washington, Gurnsey turned into a favorite in the 90s. To this day Gurnsey is still in the top 5 in career receiving yards, top 10 in career receptions and top 20 in career touchdown grabs, according to Gurnsey got to play in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts.

Now Gurnsey watches the Griz and son Cameron entering his second season with the team.

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Dylan McFarland (Griz Football 2000-2003)

Another Maroon and Silver product turned NFL player: Dylan McFarland. The Kalispell native won a lot of games with the Griz during his four years, including the big one in 2001.

Post college, McFarland was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2004 and spent two seasons in the NFL.

Kelly (Pilcher) Beattie (Lady Griz 1990-1994)

The lone Missoulian in this year's class Kelly Beattie (now Kelly Pilcher) racked up her fair share of wins during her playing days. says Beattie's teams in the early 90s went a staggering 97-21, with just 6 conference losses under legendary Head Coach Robin Selvig. Beattie received All-Big Sky honors twice in her illustrious career.

Like the aforementioned Gurnsey, Beattie gets to watch her kid play in the Big Sky Conference too. Her daughter Leia Beattie is entering year number four in the conference with the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team.

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Gallery Credit: Nick Northern

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