BOZEMAN — Three of Montana’s most recognizable athletes are getting some more love on the national level.
Montana State’s Troy Andersen and Chris Murray, along with Montana’s Gresch Jensen, were named to a pair of HERO Sports’ All-America teams on Monday.
Andersen and Jensen were named to the freshmen All-America first teams as an all-purpose player and quarterback, respectively.
Andersen gained 560 yards on offense and totaled six touchdowns in his first year with the Bobcats. He also saw time at linebacker, racking up nine tackles, and he was also a fixture on the Bobcats’ special teams unit.
Jensen totaled nearly 2,700 yards of offense and 26 touchdowns for the Grizzlies in 10 games after stepping in for an injured Reese Phillips early in the fall.
Murray, the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in 2016, was named to the sophomores’ All-American first team as an all-purpose offensive player. Like Jensen, the second-year man accounted for 26 touchdowns passing, rushing, and receiving. He threw for almost 1600 yards and ran for 860, making him MSU’s leading rusher.