The 2024 Montana Football Hall Of Fame events hit the Billings Hotel and Convention Center this weekend to honor and induct six Montanan coaches and athletes into Montana sports immortality.

With such a rich history of football in Montana, each year's class is loaded with talent. Last year it was Colt Anderson and Mike Person leading the charge. 2022 had Shann Schillinger and Rock Gullickson. 2021 featured Dan Carpenter, Marty Mornhingweg and Brent Musberger. Now it's time to honor the next group of Montanan football icons.

The 2024 class is loaded with NFL-level talent. The six nominees are...

Marc Mariani

An induction into the Montana Grizzly Athletics Hall of Fame last year and the Montana Football Hall of Fame this year. Marc Mariani played in a pair of FCS National Championship games and set numerous receiving records at UM. Single-season receiving yards and career receiving yards and touchdowns. Mariani played 5 seasons, while missing two due to injury, in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears.

Chase Reynolds

The graduate of Drummond High School turned in an immaculate career at the University of Montana. Reynolds racked up over 4000 rushing yards with 52 rushing touchdowns in four seasons of action. His NFL career spanned four seasons with the St. Louis Rams from 2013-2016.

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Brock Osweiler

A Super Bowl champion. Originally from Kalispell, Osweiler played at Arizona State before being drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Osweiler played in 49 games over seven seasons with the Broncos, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins.

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 Matt Clark

Hellgate High to the University of Montana to the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Clark was a winner at every level. Per his bio on the Hall of Fame website: At Hellgate, he captured a State Championship. At Montana, Clark was a key piece in laying the foundation of the Don Read Era. In the CFL, Clark won the 1994 Grey Cup with the Lions.

Mark McGrath

Another NFL product in the illustrious class of 2024. McGrath got his chance with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. In Washington, McGrath played three seasons and relished as a part of two Super Bowl appearances, winning one.

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Chuck Karnop

We need to show love to football team support staffs. Karnop was an athletic trainer at Montana State from 1968 to 2001, per his profile on the Hall of Fame's website. Karnop hails from Harlowton, Montana.

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