Butte High graduate Dylan Cook did not take a traditional route to the National Football League.
Cook spent the 2022 season as an offensive lineman on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. How many linemen have year heard of who started out as a quarterback?
That is exactly what Cook did. He played quarterback at Butte High School, where his name is still all over the record book. Cook, though, broke his collarbone in the first quarter of Butte High’s first game of his senior season. He went to MSU-Northern and struggled to find the field as a quarterback. Cook actually saw the field more as a long snapper for a team that punted a lot.
So, Cook transferred to the University of Montana and walked onto the football team. The Grizzlies put Cook on the offensive line, and his career took off. He earned a scholarship and then was named captain as a senior in 2021.
After going undrafted last April, Cook signed with the Buccaneers. He thinks he has a high ceiling in the NFL, and the Bucs agree.
Listen in as Cook discusses his days with the Bulldogs, Lights and Grizzlies. Listen as he talks about his year in the NFL. Listen as he tells the story of Leonard Fournette giving him a scooter.