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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 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