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Joe Montana Biography

Born In New Eagle, Pennsylvania, A Small Fish In A Big Pond At Notre DameCONTACT INFORMATION

1956-

American football player

One of the most successful quarterbacks in National Football League (NFL) history, Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to victory in four Super Bowls, including back-to-back wins in 1989 and 1990. The rise of the 49ers to football dominance during the 1980s was due in large measure to Montana's brilliance as a quarterback and team leader. Throughout his sixteen-year career in the NFL, Montana picked up Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors twice for his efforts in the regular season and three times for his Super Bowl exploits. Montana's skills as a quarterback won him the respect of both his teammates and the players of opposing teams. Of Montana, Chris Collinsworth, former wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, said: "Joe Montana is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. Joe Montana is not human." Making his accomplishments all the more impressive is the fact that Montana came out of nowhere to make football history. When he entered the NFL draft in 1979, he was not considered a leading prospect and, in fact, was not drafted by the 49ers until late in the third round, the 82nd player to be selected overall. Incredibly, Montana

Joe Montana

very nearly didn't get into football at all. While still a senior in high school, he almost accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina State University but in the end was persuaded to play football for Notre Dame instead.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Joe Montana, c/o IMG New York, 825 7th Ave., New York, NY 10019. Fax: (212)246-1596. Phone: (212)774-6735.

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