CHICAGO – Billings Senior standout Gabe Sulser was named Montana Gatorade football player of the year on Monday after leading the Broncs to a second straight Class AA state championship.

Sulser, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound wide receiver, was a dual-threat athlete in Chris Murdock’s offense the past few seasons. This past fall, the senior hauled in 85 catches for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also scampered for 997 yards and 16 touchdowns while leading Senior to another 13-0 record. The Broncs have won 26 straight games.

“Gabe Sulser is the biggest offensive difference-maker in AA football,” said Levi Wesche, head coach at Bozeman High. “When they need a big play, they give him the ball. He’s got great speed, but he breaks a lot of tackles as well. He does it from the backfield, he does it as a slot receiver, he runs the wildcat. They play him everywhere on the field and he’s effective everywhere.”

Sulser, the second straight Billings Senior athlete to win the award following Nate Dick’s honor last season, capped his prep career as a four-time all-state selection, earning the Class AA offensive MVP this fall. The son of a coach and brother to a pair of older athletes, Sulser seemed destined for stardom on the gridiron. He is also an all-state track and field athlete.

But, his dedication off the football field also deserves praise. Sulser maintains a 3.81 GPA and has volunteered countless hours with an elementary school literacy initiative, as well as church.

Sulser has committed to play football for the University of Montana next fall.