CUT BANK — Just more than two weeks ago, the Montana High School Association announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class, honoring seven of Montana's all-time best athletes.
And one of the athletes included this year was Cut Bank’s Jeff Larson, who was honored during the District 1B tournament in Cut Bank last week.
Larson was a multi-sport star for the Wolves, garnering all-state honors in football, basketball and tennis. He won 11 state championships before his high school career ended in 2006 and later went on to play football at the University of Montana, where he played in two national championships and was the Grizzlies’ special teams player of the year in 2010.
Larson said he never thought his accolades would lead to this.
"All I was worried about was playing sports, having fun and hanging with my friends," Larson said. "No, I never thought it could happen, would happen. Never in my wildest dreams, but it’s a pretty neat little honor to come back to Cut Bank and see how many people are here."
Larson also couldn't deny how special it was to be inducted with a group that includes the likes of former NBA player and Great Falls native Josh Huestis and Tyler Emmert of Helena Capital, who won four national titles for Carroll College football.
"A little bit undeserving. You got a guy that won four national championships … a guy that’s playing in the NBA right now, but you almost feel a little bit undeserving," Larson said. "So you know, it's an incredible honor to be recognized by the MHSA, and being with those guys is just even bigger honor."