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Saints Blomquist Wants to Secure Legacy with a Championship

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HELENA - Sean Blomquist doesn't like leaving things to chance. As the Helena native enters his final season in purple and gold, he knows he has to leave everything on the field for the Saints to be successful.

"There's a lot of times I catch myself thinking if I don't have the best game of my life than anything could happen," said Blomquist.

Voted a team captain by his fellow players each of the last two seasons, Blomquist has blossomed into the leader Saints head coach Mike Van Diest always thought he could be.

"It goes way beyond being an All American, or being a Defensive Player of the Year in the conference," said Blomquist. "Those really aren't that important. When I look back on football and reflect on it when I'm done the thing I'm going to remember is being voted a captain by my teammates."

"He started as a true freshman for us after a couple of games," said Van Diest. "He was just better than what we had and helped lead us to the national championship game. He's led by example since the first day he came on campus. He led by example his senior year at Helena High and that hasn't changed that a bit."

Blomquist is a bit of a rarity in sports. Most of the time great players can't wait to leave their homes to play for large programs. But Sean chose to go to Carroll after graduating from Helena High in 2011 proving that sometimes being the hometown hero can be just as rewarding.

"This community has been so supportive of me ever since I was in high school," said Blomquist. "My family and my friends are awesome here. And for them not to have to travel to watch me play is awesome."

"I think that's a great lesson to be learned for a lot of people," said Van Diest. "You don't have to leave. The grass isn't always greener. As my dad told me you still have to mow it. I don't care if it's Alabama, Notre Dame, or USC. Sean Blomquist is as good as anybody in the country playing his position, doing what he does for his football team. And that's all we ask of our players."

The one thing Blomquist is still in search of is that elusive national title. But Saints fans can be certain he'll give it his all every time he steps out on to the field to help deliver the team's first championship since 2010. 
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