Dalton Daum to play football at Montana State

Dalton Daum to play football at Montana State
Butte High graduate Dalton Daum is shown in this Butte Sports file photo.

Butte High graduate Dalton Daum is joining the Montana State football team. Again.

Montana State announced the addition of the record-setting Butte receiver on Thursday.

Daum joins the Bobcats after redshirting last season for the University of Montana. He announced in March that he was leaving the school in Missoula.

Daum, a 2015 Butte High grad, started at receiver for three years on the Butte High varsity team. He was a key piece in the Bulldogs’ 2012 Class AA state championship run.

During his career at Butte High, Daum caught 196 passes for 2,997 yards and 32 touchdowns. He holds single-season school records for TD catches (16 in 2013), receiving yards (1,217 in 2013) and receptions (76 in 2013).

His numbers would have been even better had he not broken his right hand late in his senior season. He played the last two games with his hand in a cast. Daum, who was also a key member of Butte High’s defensive secondary, was routinely double and triple teamed by defenses throughout the season.

Daum was a two-time Gatorade Montana Player of the Year in track. He won the 100- and 200-meter Class AA titles as a junior and as a senior.

After originally committing to play for Rob Ash and Bobcats in December of 2014, Daum changed his mind and decided to sign with Montana after the Bob Stitt took over as head coach of the Grizzlies.

The Bobcats, now under the direction of head coach Jeff Choate, begin practice on Saturday. Because of NCAA transfer rules, Daum will not be eligible to play in games this season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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