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Feb 3, 2013 7:08 PM by KPAX News Staff

UM football coach has 49ers ties

MISSOULA - A current University of Montana Grizzlies football coach has ties to one of the Super Bowl teams.

Assistant Head Coach Scott Gragg is not only a former Griz standout, but also spent five years with the 49ers, and Sunday morning he was a special speaker at the Clark Fork City Church, where he talked about his playing career and his faith.

Gragg started three years as offensive tackle for the Grizzlies before being drafted in 1995 by the New York Giants. He signed as a free agent with the 49ers in 1999, where he was selected to the All-Pro team in 2002.

Sunday was the Super Sunday service at the Clark Fork City Church, so Gragg talked about his football career and the development of his Christian faith. He also admitted that a 49ers win would make him feel a little jealous.

"Now my so-called favorite team is now in the Super Bowl without me there. It's probably a good thing I'm not there. I would shatter. I know I would."

Gragg asked the congregation to pray for player health and for the smooth transitions of professional and college players leaving the game.

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