It's the first full week of baseball. We are on the verge of college basketball's Final Fours. The NBA & NHL playoffs await on the horizon.

Yet here we are talking about Griz Football and the National Football League because football is king.

Today is Pro Day at the University of Montana. A chance for former Montana Griz football players to display their skills and athleticism for NFL scouts in hopes of getting a call on Draft day or a signature on a free-agent contract.

According to an article on, there are 8 players on display today for NFL scouts.

  • Linebacker Braxton Hill (Anaconda, MT)
  • Punter Travis Benham (Pacifica, CA - San Jose State Transfer)
  • Safety TraJon Cotton (Sacramento, CA - Oregon State Transfer)
  • Center A.J. Forbes (Bellevue, NE - Nebraska Transfer)
  • Safety Nash Fouch (Woodinville, WA)
  • Defensive Lineman Alex Gubner (West Hills, CA)
  • Kicker Nico Ramos (Miami, FL - Cal Transfer)
  • Offensive Tackle Chris Walker (Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Transfer)

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The boys of fall will put some reps in on the bench press, getting up on the high jump, broad jumps, speed and agility tests and more.

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The Griz have a few former players in the NFL right now. Former wide receiver, who graduated from Nebraska, Samouri Toure was on the Green Bay Packers last year and former linebacker Patrick O'Connell for the Seattle Seahawks were the two former Griz to appear in the league a season ago.

Then there are the legends - Marc Mariani, Trumaine Johnson, Colt Anderson, Tim Hauck, Dan Carpenter, Kroy Biermann and others.

Good luck, fellas. We hope to see y'all at the next level.

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