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2017 Frontier Conference Football Preview: O-Linemen

The big guys up front not to be overlooked


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Just a junior, Montana State University-Northern left tackle Clint Willis should have a breakout season and will be a veteran leader on the Lights' offensive line. For a look at the top wide receivers and tight ends in the Frontier Conference, see Monday's Havre Daily News.

There's no debating that, in football, offensive linemen are undervalued at times. But don't tell that to the quarterbacks they protect, and the running backs they block for.

In the Frontier Conference, offensive linemen are as essential as anywhere else in football. In recent years, the league has produced some of the most dominant running backs in the NAIA, and a big reason for that is, the talent in front of them.

And there's plenty of talented offensive linemen coming back to the Frontier Conference this fall.

At Montana State University-Northern, the offensive line could be a real s...

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