MISSOULA, Mont. - The Montana Grizzlies football team is coming off of another strong year on the offensive side of the ball, thanks to the nation's fifth most effective passing attack.
In 2016, the Griz averaged 482 yards of offense per game with 327 of those yards coming through the air.
The leading receiver last year for Montana was none other than a 5-foot-9 redshirt freshman receiver, Jerry Louie-McGee.
The Coeur d'Alene product led Griz receivers last year in receptions with 73 and yards with 651, despite missing three games last season due to injury. Louie-McGee tallied three touchdowns on offense and had one punt return for a touchdown, but still sees room for improvement.
"I think I need to get better at being more mentally prepared," said Louie-McGee. "I need to get a little bigger. Get a little size on me, so I can take a little more blocks. Focusing on getting up-field more."
Coming off of a season in which he was voted the 7th best freshman in the country by STATS, the sophomore has now turned his attention to spring.
"It's great being back, especially with (coach) Nicholson since he's been pushing us," said the sophomore. "I feel like we've gotten a lot out of this last off-season and being back here in spring ball and to come back and put the pads on and get back to it. It's good."
Montana will have its first spring scrimmage on April 7.