Caleb Kidder Named New Legacy Number 37 for Montana Grizzlies [YouTube]
The waiting is over.
Griz Nation has been waiting with baited breath to know who will be the next Montana-grown player to wear the legact number 37 jersey, handed down from former Griz Zack Wagenmann. That question was answered on Sunday.
It's junior defensive tackle, and Helena native Caleb Kidder.
"He got back from Arizona, because he's back there in training camp (with the Arizona Cardinals) and he called me and asked me if I could come and work out with him on the field Sunday morning," Kidder said. "I just met with him, and he asked me if I wanted to wear the jersey and I said 'heck, yeah!' "
Kidder said wearing the number 37 jersey was always a dream growing up, being a die-hard Grizzly fan.
"It's such a great honor to wear that jersey out there," he said. "I'll wear it with pride and honor, but when it comes right down to it, it's just another number out there. I'm playing for my brothers, I'm playing for the city of Missoula and the State of Montana. When it comes down to it, I'm just out there to win, so I'm pretty excited."
Wagenmann inherited the number from former Grizzly linebacker Jordan Tripp, who now plays for the Miami Dolphins.