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MSU-N Game Day Feature: Northern's Mountain of a Man

Left Tackle Clint Willis took an unusual journey to becoming one of the best offensive linemen in the Frontier Conference


August 31, 2018

Colin Thompson

At 6-7, 300 pounds, Montana State University-Northern senior left tackle is a big, big man. And he's also become an outstanding football player and a veteran leader for the young Lights.

Clint Willis missed a lot of time last season due to an injury, and he didn't like it one bit. No the Lights' mountain of a man who plays left tackle isn't happy sitting on the sidelines.

However, missing football is part of the incredible story about how the massive 6-7, 300-pound senior from Gardiner, Montana came to be a Light in the first place.

Willis, who said he's always been tall, is now a four-year starter for the Lights, but, his path to Northern wasn't the traditional one, not by a long shot.

"I only played football through my sophomore year," Willis said ahead of Saturday's...

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