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Kyle Samson, brother Marc added to Northern Hall

by Daily Inter Lake
| April 16, 2021 12:00 AM

Montana State-Northern added two familiar names to its athletic hall of fame this week: Brothers Kyle and Marc Samson.

Kyle Samson, the former Flathead High coach who now leads Montana Tech, played for the Lights from 2004-06, after beginning his career with the Montana Grizzlies. After playing some quarterback for the Griz in 2003 he joined his father Marc — who had taken over as head coach at Northern — and took over at QB for the Lights. He was the 2006 Frontier Conference Most Valuable Player.

By the time his playing career ended, Samson owned 21 school records at MSU-Northern; he then was his father’s coaching staff for seven years before leading Flathead for five. His last season he guided the Braves to the AA title game, a narrow loss to Billings West.

His younger brother Marc followed him to Havre, where he played safety and set school records for most interceptions in a game (three), season (an NAIA-best eight in 2007) and career (17). His 26 passes defended in a season and 53 for his career also still stand.

Both brothers got their bachelor’s degrees from Northern; Marc Samson went onto Montana to study physical therapy and is now a PT for the VA Hospital in Helena.

MSU-Northern has a ceremony to honor the Samsons scheduled July 21.