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Montana's Aaron Fontes grabs Big Sky Conference player of the week honor

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Oct 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-09 12:43:03-04

FARMINGTON, Utah — Montana wide receiver Aaron Fontes helped the Griz to a big road win at UC Davis on Saturday. On Monday, the Big Sky Conference named him the league's offensive player of the week.

Fontes was a human highlight reel for the Griz on Saturday, scoring two eye-popping touchdowns to help Montana to a 31-23 win over the Aggies. Fontes, a junior from Oxnard, California, caught seven passes for a career-high 99 yards and the two TDs.

On his first touchdown, Fontes laid out horizontally in the end zone and came down with an incredible bobbling catch. On his second TD, Fontes made a leaping grab between defenders, eluded a tackle and sprinted to the end zone, dragging a defender across the goalline.

Fontes has 15 catches for 214 yards and a team-high four touchdowns on the season. He recently joined the Grizzly Insider and talked about his growth as a receiver.

Northern Arizona's Alex McLaughlin and Coleman Owen were named the defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.