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MSU junior talks about catching McGhee's record setting pass

By Kane O'Neill, KTVM Sports, koneill@ktvm.com
Published On: Oct 23 2013 10:52:16 PM MDT
Updated On: Oct 23 2013 10:57:58 PM MDT

DeNarius McGhee joined a select group on Saturday becoming only the 11th quarterback in college football history to throw for over 10,000 yards and to rush for over 1,000. One may wonder what it was like to be the receiver that caught that record setting pass. The answer may not be quite as glamorous as you'd think.

"I honestly had no idea that happened or that club even existed," said MSU junior wide receiver Brian Flotkoetter.

Not quite a Hollywood sports moment where the players stand in the spotlight as they enter the record books.  It couldn't come on a better play however, as McGhee launched a 35 yard pass that found Flotkoetter, a Laurel, Montana native, in stride on his way into the endzone.

"It's great for DeNarius," he said. "I know he really doesn't care about that stuff. It was just a play in the game. I was just trying to help out my team more than anything."

A very humble player in the Bobcat's star studded offense, Flotkoetter is currently second on the team in receiving yards with 282 and tied for first for receiving touchdowns with 2. The players he is tied with, senior Jon Ellis and Tanner Bleskin.

"Being with those guys the past four years, I've really been able to bounce stuff off of them," said Flotkoetter. "I really develop how I play from them."

The junior has been surrounded by an incredible class of seniors on the offense with McGhee, Cody Kirk, Tanner Bleskin and Jon Ellis. That senior group has been one, if not the, most successful class in school history as they continue to break school records by the week. Flotkoetter says he tries to learn as much as he can from the two senior wideouts.

"I've always had great guys ahead of me," he smiled. "I really got to pick things out from their game and place them into mine and those individual parts really helped me. "

One big way he's given back to those senior has been helping to lead the team to an undefeated Big Sky record and securing the pass that placed DeNarius in the record books.

"I'm just happy to do my job and go get it as a receiver. I'm supposed to catch the ball so I'm just doing my job."