One Grizzly, One Bobcat Selected
A Montana defensive back acquitted of murder after spending two years in jail was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
Jimmy Wilson was charged with murder in the June 2007 shooting death of his aunt’s boyfriend, and he was jailed in California until being acquitted in July 2009. Wilson was a three-year starter for the Griz in 2004-06 and played again last season.
The 5-11, 185-pound Wilson had eight career interceptions at UM but none last year.
Montana State offensive tackle Mike Person was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers with the 239th pick in the NFL draft in the seventh round, leaving the team with one last selection before the draft ends.
Person, 6-foot-5 and 299 pounds, helped lead the Bobcats to the Big Sky Conference championship last season as a senior. He didn’t allow a sack in 2010.