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MSU-N Game Day Feature: Out of the darkness, comes the light

A consummate student-athlete, Kagen Khameneh has set a shining example for how to handle adversity during his MSU-N tenure


October 27, 2017

Colin Thompson

Not only is Northern senior tight end Kagen Khameneh one of the top tight ends in the Frontier Conference, he's also an outstanding student, who will graduate with a biology degree from MSU-N this spring. Khameneh will also be making his 28th straight start for the Lights when they host Carroll College Saturday afternoon at Blue Pony Stadium.

He plays for a team nicknamed the Lights. But in four seasons at Montana State University-Northern playing football, Kagen Khameneh hasn't seen the brightest of times. In fact, he's been through some of Northern's darkest days.

And in those dark times, Khameneh has watched many of his former teammates give up on the Lights, give up on football and essentially disappear. He's also played through not one, not two, not even three, but four coaching changes at MSU-N.

So, if Khameneh wasn't who he was, he might have been one of the one's to just disappear too. But, that's not who Kagen Khamene...

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