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How players with Montana ties fared in the NFL

2011-12-05T00:27:00Z How players with Montana ties fared in the NFLIndependent Record Helena Independent Record
December 05, 2011 12:27 am  • 

- Wide receiver/returner Marc Mariani (Montana, Havre High) entered as a substitute for Tennessee in a 23-17 win over Buffalo and returned three punts for 72 yards and one kickoff for 21 yards. He was also targeted on a pass that fell incomplete.

- Linebacker/long snapper Ken Amato (Montana State) entered as a substitute for Tennessee.

- Defensive end Dwan Edwards (Columbus High) started for Buffalo and had a solo tackle and an assisted tackle.

- Defensive end Kroy Biermann (Montana, Hardin High) entered as a substitute for Atlanta in a 17-10 loss to Houston and recorded four tackles (one solo). He also assisted on a special teams tackle.

- Safety Shann Schillinger (Montana, Baker High) entered as a substitute for Atlanta.

- Kicker Dan Carpenter (Helena High, Montana) made field goals of 48 and 33 yards for Miami in a 34-14 win over Oakland. He also converted four extra points.

- Running back Lex Hilliard (Flathead High, Montana) entered as a substitute for Miami and ran three times for 10 yards.

- Cornerback Jimmy Wilson (Montana) entered as a substitute for Miami.

- Offensive lineman Levi Horn (Montana) did not enter the game for Chicago in a 10-3 loss to Kansas City.

- Linebacker Dane Fletcher (Bozeman High, Montana State) was not active for New England.

- Guard Mike Person (Montana State, Dawson County High, Glendive) was not active for San Francisco.

Did we miss someone? If you know of any NFL players not mentioned above with high school or college ties to Montana, please let us know by emailing

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