Thenumber 37 Legacy number, started in the mid-80's by Kraig Paulson is worn by aplayer who hails from the state of Montana. Last year Jordan Tripp donnedthe jersey and now he has passed it on the Missoula native Zack Wagenmann.
"Ohit's an immense honor I can't begin to tell you what it means to me growing upin Montana seeing all the greats that have worn it too many to name. Just amillion guys that have layer the foundation for a great program," saidWagenmann.
Whenthe player who wears the number 37 graduates, he is the one who picks who gets towear the Legacy number next.
"Asfar as 37 goes you accept it the number is not going to change who youare. You pass it on to someone who has those qualities and what thatentails is to the community, to the locker room, to what your teammates see youas, because that number is on you you're not going to see that number everyoneon the outside is going to see that number and what it represents and that'swhat he represents," said Tripp.
"Myheart started pounding when I heard what Jordan Tripp said about Zack Wagenmannand why he selected him and that's two in a row now that are out of Missoula towear the legacy number. Both are very deserving and both really know theimportance of that role and the tradition behind it," said Head Coach MickDelaney.
Wagenmannwas also voted a team captain for this year and will be an anchor for thedefense both on and off the field.
"It'samazing it almost feels a little surreal and it's a good feeling and I'm justexcited to be back out here with my teammates," said Wagenmann.