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Oz Over the Years: Charting Osweiler’s Journey to the NFL
Kalispell's NFL quarterback


Earlier this month the Flathead Beacon sent myself and photographer Greg Lindstrom to Denver to catch up with Brock Osweiler and find out how he's settling into the world of professional football. He was very welcoming and treated his hometown newspaper like an old friend, even though his life these days is extremely busy and Montana seems like a galaxy away in the bustle of it all. To be honest, it was amazing to see someone who only five years ago was throwing passes inside Legends Stadium and walking the halls of Flathead High to now be playing in the NFL and walking amongst the likes of Peyton Manning and John Elway. Anywhere, but especially in Montana, a state that doesn't even have a professional sports team and sometimes is disregarded as an outskirt place, that's an inspiring storyline. And one worth celebrating.

The Beacon has followed Brock's journey since his early high school days. To make the narrative more accessible I gathered a list of previous stories leading up to today. Here they are, including the latest from the field in Denver.

The Land of Oz: Flathead Valley's Brock Osweiler continues his growth as a professional quarterback in Denver

Photos: Brock Osweiler and the Denver Broncos

Osweiler’s Growth Charted Through Preseason: Osweiler is entering his second season with the highly touted Denver Broncos

Broncos Grooming Osweiler as Manning’s Heir Apparent: Flathead High's towering graduate appears eager and ready to be Denver's future quarterback

Brock Osweiler (17) follows Peyton Manning (18) onto the field for warm-ups. The Denver Broncos beat the Tennessee Titans 51-28 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, Dec. 8. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon


Brock Excited to be a Denver Bronco: Osweiler: John Elway sees a very bright future for me

Denver Broncos Draft Kalispell’s Osweiler: Flathead High grad taken in second round

Brock Arrives on the Big Stage: Tracing Osweiler’s path from Flathead High to Arizona State and now to the NFL Draft

Brock Osweiler Leaving ASU to Enter NFL Draft: Former Flathead High School star recently finished up record-breaking season with Sun Devils

Osweiler Steps Into National Spotlight: Former Flathead Brave Leading No. 22 Arizona State

Osweiler Lights up UCLA, Earns Starting Position: Kalispell Native to Start Against Rival Arizona

Osweiler Makes History: Starts as true freshman, primed for next season

Osweiler Named ASU Backup, Could Play Sept. 5: Moved up From Fifth to Second on Depth Chart

Osweiler Battling for Top Quarterback Position at Arizona State: Former Flathead Star Getting Plenty of Attention

Osweiler Named Gatorade Montana Player of the Year: Heads Down to Arizona State University in January

Great Expectations for Flathead Quarterback: Osweiler chooses college football over basketball

Flathead’s Osweiler Commits to ASU Football: Flathead High star changed his mind and committed to playing football at Arizona State

Best of Preps: Osweiler is by most accounts the best high school player in the state
 
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