Former Bozeman High star Will Dissly is transitioning from defensive end to tight end at the University of Washington. (Courtesy www.gohuskies.com)

Former Bozeman High standout Will Dissly earned second-team all-Pac-12 honors, the league announced Tuesday.

Dissly, a senior tight end at the University of Washington, has played in all 12 games so far this season, starting 10. He had a career day against the Montana Grizzlies when he caught five passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns in the Huskies’ 63-7 win on Sept. 9.

Dissly was Montana’s 2013 Gatorade player of the year after helping lead Bozeman to the Class AA state championship. He played both tight end and defensive end for the Hawks, totaling 54 catches for 917 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense and 64 tackles (including 12 for loss), 9.5 sacks and 32 quarterback hurries on defense.

He originally committed to play college football under Chris Petersen at Boise State, but Dissly never played a down in Idaho. Petersen was named Washington’s coach on Dec. 6, 2013. Dissly followed Petersen to Seattle, where the Huskies have experienced much success the past four seasons in the Pac-12. Washington is 37-16 the past four years, including a 24-4 mark the past two.

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Dissly began his career as a defensive end, playing in six games as a true freshman in 2014. He transitioned to tight end prior to the 2016 season, making his first career collegiate reception — a 27-yard touchdown — on Sept. 17, 2016 against Portland State.

Dissly caught 19 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns this season and was the co-winner of the Excellence Award at the UW postseason awards banquet. He’s played in 45 games in his career at UW, totaling 23 catches for 277 yards and three touchdowns on offense while adding 13 total tackles (including three for loss) and one sack on defense.

No. 11 Washington (10-2) plays ninth-ranked Penn State (10-2) in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. (MT).

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