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Montana State players worked with Barrett Artukovich, front, a youth diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series about Montana State all-American Troy Andersen. The first part published in print Nov. 26 and the second published Nov. 27.

In the midst of gearing up for a postseason push, Montana State carved out time for community service. Philanthropy efforts, in Bozeman and well outside of the state, have been a cornerstone of the program for years.

Cole Moore, a former director of operations for the Bobcats, organized some of those campaigns. Troy Andersen, one of the Bobcats’ best players the team has seen, didn’t even need Moore to ask if he would be available to help out. The multiple-time all-American was usually the first to sign up.

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Montana State’s Troy Andersen was named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

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Montana State's Troy Andersen scores a touchdown after an interception Sept. 18 at Bobcat Stadium.

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Montana State’s Troy Andersen, center, plays earlier this season at Bobcat Stadium.

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Montana State players worked with Barrett Artukovich, center, a youth diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Colton Pool can be reached at cpool@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.