Andre Reed and Bruce Smith each played 15 seasons with the Bills during their Pro Football Hall of Fame careers.

However, many alumni did not have the good fortune to last in the league nearly that long. For some, their good fortune and longevity occurred AFTER their football days.

Dylan McFarland is a poster boy for that latter category. After being a two-time All-America tackle at the University of Montana, he was selected on the seventh round of the 2005 Draft by the Bills. He played only parts of two short seasons in Buffalo. His football career ended with the Hamburg Sea Devils in the NFL Europe spring league.

McFarland, who born and grew up in Montana, returned there in 2006 after football. He enrolled and later graduated from the University of Montana School of Law.

The 42-year-old McFarland stayed in his home state and now is a trial attorney at the Knight Nicastro MacKay firm in Missoula. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal district court. He has made trial work a priority. His practice includes a wide variety of complex civil and criminal litigation work.

“We are a team of trial lawyers at its finest,” says name partner Chad Knight, “and we put everything we have into cases for our clients. Dylan embodies these qualities, prioritizing trial work and his clients’ needs throughout his career. He is a mainstay of the community and a great member of our firm.”

Dylan McFarland also is a great member of our NFL Alumni family. He is one of dozens of alums who chose to become attorneys in their hometowns. We salute all of them for their legal careers, involvement in the community, and for successful post-NFL employment.