Bryan Waldhauser
Bryan Waldhauser


Worden, Mont.

High School:
Huntley Project HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260



Montana: Bryan will be starting for the second season in a row, and has improved tremendously each season. He is the Grizzlies' fourth leading returning tackler.

2010: He had the sixth most (tied with Jimmy Wilson) tackles on the team with 50 stops. He was slowed down by injuries, but still started in all 11 games. He had a team-high five sacks, and tied for third on the team (with Tyler Hobbs) with eight tackles for loss. He had six or more tackles in five games.

He was a second team All-Big Sky Conference selection. He was a recipient of UM's Larry Miller Award (Outstanding Defensive Lineman), sharing it with Severin Campbell and Hobbs. He was named to the all-league academic squad for the second year in a row, and maintains a 3.57 GPA.

2009: He had a break-out season and played in all 15 games. He was ranked ninth on the team with 45 tackles, despite not starting. He was third on the team with three sacks, while he was tied for sixth with most tackles for loss with four.

2008: He played in several contests, mostly on special teams.

2007: He was a redshirt at Montana.

High School: Waldhauser was a three-sport letterman at Huntley Project High School, earning three in both football and basketball, and one in track and field.

He was a two-time all-state selection in football. His prep football coach was Jay Santy. He was named all-conference in football three times, and in basketball twice. He served as a team captain in both football and basketball.

His team won the Class "B" basketball title in 2007, and he was named "Most Inspirational" of that squad. He was also all-state and all-conference in track for his state "B" champion team and ran a leg on the winning 4-by-400 relay team.

Career Highs: He had nine tackles, two tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks against Sacramento State last season. He had two forced fumbles at Northern Colorado last year. He recovered a fumble at Cal Poly in 2010.

Personal: He has a B.A. in business and is now pursuing an MBA. Bryan's parents are Brad and Brenda Waldhauser of Worden. Birth date: May 29, 1989.

Quoting Coach Pflugrad: "He was really slowed by injuries last season, but was still a very productive player for us. He was also slowed down by an injury in winter conditioning and limited to what he could do. He just barely got healthy for spring ball, but he continued to take all the reps. I think that's how you get better. You're not always going to feel 100 percent, except maybe on the first day of fall camp.

"Bryan is a very, very consistent player for us. He has the ability to play against a team that lines up very fast because he is a very smart player. He can identify what that offensive line wants to do and what the quarterback is attempting to do. He's working on his MBA. How many guys can do that? He's an impressive person on the field and in the classroom."

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