Former Colorado linebacker Dante Sparaco announced his transfer to Montana State on Tuesday morning.

“I am thankful for the opportunity given to me by Coach Choate and the MSU staff and I can’t wait to get up to Bozeman and compete,” Sparaco tweeted.

Sparaco’s father, Dino, played linebacker at MSU in the early 1990s. As a freshman with the Buffaloes this past season, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Sparaco recorded three tackles and half of a sack. He played seven games before breaking his hand.

Sparaco attended three high schools, playing at Glenwood Springs and Cherry Creek, both in Colorado, before playing his senior year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. IMG went 12-0 and USA Today ranked the team No. 2 nationally.

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Paul Schwedelson is a sports writer for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.