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Carroll Football Adds Three Area Stars to 2014 Recruiting Class


Carroll College Football has announced the signing of four athletes from the AA ranks of Montana high school football: Troy Arntson (Helena), McBride Galt (Helena), Reece Quade (Billings) and Eric Dawson (Great Falls).

Troy Arntson – 5'8" 160-pound wide receiver from Helena High School. Arntson participates in five sports: football, basketball, hockey, baseball and track. An all-conference selection in basketball the junior guard is a three-year starter in addition to being a three-time letterman in track and a .421 hitter for the Helena Senators on the baseball diamond last summer.

The son of Helena High head coach Tony Arntson, Troy set three school records as a junior with 70 receptions for 933 yards and 17 touchdowns earning 1st-team All-State honors at wide receiver. This past season he moved to quarterback where he was named 2nd team All-State and set school records with 2,167 yards passing and throwing for 21 touchdowns. Arntson added 677 rushing yards and another 9 touchdowns on the ground this past season.

In 2012 and 2013, Arntson was selected to the Great Falls Tribune's Super State Team. This past season he was named captain of the football team and has been named Academic All-State for his work in the classroom with a 3.5 gpa. Arntson has been selected to play in the East/West Shrine Game and the Badlands Bowl (Mon-Dak game).

McBride Galt – 6'2" 190-pound defensive back from Helena High School. Galt has lettered in track, football and basketball during his career at Helena High. A two-year starter in basketball and a two-year starter in football, Galt earned 1st team All-Conference recognition in 2012 and 2013 as a defensive back and was selected 1st team All-State in 2012 and 2nd team All-State this past season for his play in the Bengal Secondary.

With a 3.6 gpa, Galt has earned Academic All-State recognition and also received an invitation to play in this summer's East/West Shrine Game.

Reece Quade – 6'3" 220-pound linebacker from Billings Skyview High School. Quade has been a three-year starter in football. This past season he was named 1st team All-State at linebacker and was 2nd team All-State as a punter. Quade was also named to the 2013 Great Falls Tribune's Super State Team.

Quade is a four-year varsity wrestler and placed third at state in the 189-pound weight class as a junior. Currently, in his senior season, he ranks second in the state in the 220-pound weight class. The Fighting Saints recruit also participates in track and field.

Quade is a member of the National Honor Society and has been named an alternate for this year's East/West Shrine Game.

Eric Dawson – 6'1" 205-pound linebacker from C.M. Russell High School (Great Falls). Dawson is a three-year letterman in football and has started the past two seasons for the Rustlers.

Dawson was named both 1st team All-State and 1st team All-Conference in 2012 and 2013. As a senior he was named captain and was selected to play in both the East/West Shrine Game and the Badlands Bowl.

Dawson has also earned three letters in basketball where he is currently a starter and will be a two-year letter winner in track. Eric is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 3.5 gpa.

"This is an outstanding group of student-athletes. I am so impressed with these four young men and all that they have accomplished in all sports as well as in the classroom.

They all will make an impact at Carroll College and we are all very blessed that they have chosen our program to continue their education and wear the gold helmet," Carroll College head coach Mike Van Diest said.

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