(UM News Service) Montana football head coach Bobby Hauck announced the addition of 16 new players to the roster as the Grizzlies reported to fall camp on Friday, capping a summer of recruiting for the UM staff.

The Griz added nine transfers with collegiate experience and seven players from the high school ranks to fill out the roster on report day.

Hauck and his staff addressed needs up and down the roster with the summer recruiting haul, adding seven newcomers to the defense, six to the offense, and three specialists that will compete for playing time in the fall.

“Recruiting is a never-ending process in the current landscape of college football,” said Hauck.

“Each of the players we’ve brought in can help us win, so we’re excited to have them here and to get going with fall camp.”

Including the recruits that committed to the team on signing day in February, a total of 35 new players have now joined the team since the end of the 2022 season, with 21 high schoolers and 14 transfers enrolling at UM.

The Grizzlies open fall camp on Monday with the first of 18 practices at Dornblaser field.

Montana opens the season on Sept. 2 with a first-time matchup against the Butler Bulldogs at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single-game tickets are on sale now at GrizTix.com. 

2023 Summer Roster Additions 

NameYr.Pos.Ht.Wt.Hometown / Previous Schools
1TannerBarbourFr.S6' 2"175Pullman, Wash. / Pullman HS
2TravisBenhamR-Sr.P6' 3"210Pacifica, Calif. / Archbishop Riordan HS / San Jose St.
3KadeBoydFr.S6' 0"185Billings, Mont. / Central HS
4BraytonBoyerFr.K5' 11'180Madison, N.J. / Madison HS
5JordanDeverFr.WR6' 0"170Spokane, Wash. / Shadle Park HS
6GrantGlasgowR-Fr.K6' 1"195Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence HS / Kansas
7JosephGrezmakSo.TE6' 5"249Pilot Mountain, N.C. / East Surry HS / Louisburg
8DukeHolterFr.OL6' 3"265Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Rock Canyon HS
9MataiMata'afaR-So.DL6' 1"220Lahaina, Hawaii / Lahainaluna HS / Mississippi St.
10CliftonMcDowellSr.QB6' 4"220Spring, Texas / Louisiana / Kilgore / Central Arkansas
11BrendanMurphyFr.LB6' 2"225Seattle, Wash. / O'Dea HS
12ErichOsteenR-Jr.LB6' 2"220Simi Valley, Calif. / Chaminade Prep / UCLA
13LucasPendergastR-Fr.WR6' 4"210Seattle, Wash. / Kings HS / Nevada
14EvanShaferJr.TE6' 5"270Connersville, Ind. / Connorsville HS / Hillsdale
15OwenTeschFr.LB6' 2"215Yorba Linda HS / Yorba Linda HS
16JelaniWarrenR-Jr.CB6' 0"199Oakland, Calif. / Bishop O'Dowd HS / UCLA