BOZEMAN – The Montana State football team is losing two offensive assets this season, one for the remainder of the year and one for good.
Junior quarterback Brady McChesney has decided to retire, announced head coach Jeff Choate on Wednesday afternoon. The decision came because the Kalispell native will have class conflicts next year that will force him to miss a significant amount of fall practices.
McChesney, a mechanical engineering major, will remain at Montana State to continue his education.
But the big hit comes at wide receiver where Jabarri Johnson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury he suffered in spring camp. Johnson is the Cats returning leading receiver, last year he had 28 catches for 443 yards (40.3 YPG) and hauled in four touchdowns.
With Mitchell Herbert graduated from the program, Montana State is now left with only one wide receiver who caught more than three passes last year in Kevin Kassis (21 catches for 270 yards). The next Bobcat up is sophomore Lance McCutcheon who should see an increased role as the team’s main deep threat.