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Bulldog Football adds Helena and Hamilton standouts

University of Montana Western head football coach B.J. Robertson has announced the additions of two more in-state recruits. Coach Robertson has signed Helena, Mont. senior Jammer Halverson and Hamilton, Mont. senior Kris Cleveland to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent to play football and attend Montana Western.

Jammer-Halverson-webNew Bulldog Jammer HalversonHalverson is a 5’ 10” 235 pound fullback/defensive lineman from Helena High School. Jammer earned second team all-state for his play on the defensive line and honorable mention all-state at offensive line for the Bengals. He was a first team all-conference performer on both the offensive and defensive line. Following his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons he was voted the player of the year by his teammates. Off the football field he has been a state qualifier in wrestling the past three years, with a second place finish in the 220 pound weight class. He placed second in the eastern division shot put and was a state qualifier in the javelin.

“We are excited to add a physical and tough player like Jammer to the Bulldog football family,” said Coach Robertson.   “As a three sport athlete he also brings athleticism with his toughness. We feel he is a perfect fit as a fullback in our offense.”

Jammer has been on the Helena High School honor roll for three years. He plans to study elementary education while attending Montana Western. He is the son of Richard and Berta Halverson.

Kris-Cleveland-web2UMW signee Kris ClevelandCleveland is a 6’ 0” 160 pound wide receiver from Hamilton High School. Kris garnered all-state recognition following both his senior and junior seasons as a receiver. During his senior season he had 872 yards receiving and is the Hamilton career record holder in yards receiving. On the defensive side of the ball he earned all-conference honors following his sophomore and senior seasons at cornerback. In addition to the offensive and defensive honors he was the honorable mention all-conference return specialist for 2013. To add to his football accolades he has earned all-conference track honors in the 300m hurdles following his sophomore and junior seasons.

“Kristopher is a three sport athlete who has a great set of hands,” said Coach Robertson. “What sticks out even more about him is his toughness and grit. We are thrilled to have him join the Bulldog football family.”

Kris has been an academic all-state student since the 2011 school year. He plans to study physical therapy while attending Montana Western. He is the son of Terry and Debby Cleveland.