Ahrens Selected For State Football Hall
Wolf Point native Lynn Ahrens has been selected to be inducted into the Montana Pro Football Hall of Fame.
His high school career in Wolf Point included being on the Big 32 state championship basketball team.
He played collegiate football at Eastern Montana College as a tight end for four years.
In 1973, Ahrens was drafted in the 12th round by the San Diego Chargers. At the time, the team wanted Ahrens as an offensive tackle. While in camp at San Diego, the Edmonton Eskimos called and offered him three times that $1,500 to play for Edmonton as a tight end.
After he was cut later that year, he returned to Eastern Montana College to finish his teaching degree. He started his teaching career in Sunburst, where he spent the more than 30 years as a coach and a teacher. At Sunburst, he coached football, girls’ basketball and started the school’s volleyball program, going on to win a state title.
After retiring in 2004, he went on to become a fulltime Canadian Border Guard for the next 15 years.