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Bill Kollar

Defensive Tackle

William Wallace Kollar

Inducted 2023

Date of Birth



Warren, OH


Montana State University (1971-1973)


Bill Kollar dominated the Big Sky Conference in the early 1970s with an amazing combination of quickness and size. He disrupted offenses, blew past linemen, and helped Montana State claim the 1972 conference title. Kollar led the Bobcats to the 1972 Big Sky Championship and an 8-3 record. The following season, the team finished in second place at 7-4 and Kollar was named First Team All-America. Kollar registered 107 tackles, one sack, three pass break ups and three fumble recoveries in 1973. He was named the 1972 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year, and a three-time First Team All-Big Sky performer, becoming the first lineman and second defensive player in Big Sky history to earn all-conference honors three times. Kollar, who weighed 267 pounds and was clocked at 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash, earned an invite to the 1974 Senior Bowl. He claimed MVP honors in the game, the first defensive player to earn the recognition. He also played in the East-West Shrine Game and was selected to play in the Blue-Gray Game and All-America Bowl. Kollar's No. 77 is one of four retired at Montana State, and he has been inducted into the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame, Montana Football Hall of Fame, Senior Bowl Hall of Fame (commemorating his 1974 MVP performance), and Warren Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Warren, OH.


Height 6'3"

Weight 255

Career Highlights

  • 1973 All-Conference
  • 1973 First Team All-American (D-II)
  • 1972 All-Conference
  • 1972 Second Team All-American (D-II)
  • 1971 All-Conference
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