Ron Ueland

Butte native Ron Ueland forged a hall of fame career at Montana State from 1971-73.

BOZEMAN — There’s no doubt Ron Ueland would have been in his element watching Montana State’s 26-23 victory over Western Illinois on Thursday — not for the final outcome but for the way the Bobcats pulled it off.

Before he became a titan of business and industry in Butte and across the state, Ueland was a giant on the football field at MSU, where he carved out a hall of fame career as a linebacker for legendary coach Sonny Holland from 1971-73.

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