(Editor's note: Montana Western media release)
DILLON -- The University of Montana Western football team announced its captains for the 2020 season. Noah Danielson, Tanner Harrell, Jon Jund and Kyle Schulte were selected by the coaching staff.
"Choosing captains for the team was different this year than in the past," head coach Ryan Nourse said. "Normally the team votes for them the last week of spring practice, taking into account all we have done in our offseason work and spring practice. With the offseason being cut down significantly and spring ball being canceled, we as a staff decided we would make the choices this year. We took into account many factors for this important role, including but not limited to overall leadership, performance, service, respect of staff and peers and a selfless team-first attitude."
Danielson, who will be a redshirt junior left tackle, is from Vaughn and is a 2016 graduate of Great Falls CMR. He started every game for the Bulldogs last season. This will be his third year as team captain. He is majoring in health and human performance.
Harrell will be a redshirt sophomore defensive tackle. He is from Shepherd and is majoring in physical education. Last season he played in nine games, recording 35 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and six sacks.
Jund will be a redshirt junior quarterback. He is from Spring Creek, Nevade, and is majoring in kinesiology. Last season he threw for more than 2,700 yards and 31 touchdowns while running for 365 yards and eight more scores. He was named second-team all-Frontier Conference.
Schulte, from Butte Central, will be a redshirt senior linebacker. He is majoring in secondary education: physical education and health. Last season he recorded 46 total tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks a fumble recovery and a blocked punt. He was named second-team all-Frontier Conference. He served as team captain last season.
"The staff discussions were awesome. We have so many outstanding leaders on our team, there were a ton of nominations," Nourse added. "I think the four that emerged on top and were chosen as our 2020 captains are all excellent leaders and representatives of Bulldog football. They produce on the field, in the classroom and are selfless leaders dedicated to the success of the team first and foremost."
Fall practice is scheduled to start in early in August with the first game set for Aug. 29 against Carroll College.