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Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr

InformationDetail
BirthdayJune 11, 1956
NationalityAmerican
FamousFootball Players, University Of Notre Dame, Sportspersons, Football Players, American Football Players
Nick namesJoe Cool, The Comeback Kid
SpousesCass Castillo, Jennifer Montana, Kim Moses
Known asJoseph Clifford Montana Jr.
Childrens Alexandra Montana, Elizabeth Montana, Nate Montana, Nick Montana
Universities
  • University Of Notre Dame
  • Waverly Elementary
  • Finleyville Middle School
  • Ringgold High School
  • 1979 - University of Notre Dame
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Notre Dame
Birth PlaceNew Eagle
ReligionCatholicism
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherJoseph Montana
MotherTheresa Montana
Net Worth$80 Million as of Oct 27,2016
Sun SignGemini
Born inNew Eagle
Famous asAmerican Football Player

// Famous Football Players

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Who is Joe Montana?

A football enthusiast from a young age, Joe Montana, started his career as a footballer in school and had already embarked upon a successful career. After a winning streak at ‘Notre Dame’ he was selected by the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ in the third round of the ‘National Football League (NFL) Draft’. While at the NFL, he had a stellar career with the ‘49ers’ and ‘Kansas City Chiefs’. A pro at making comebacks in the late games, he directed his teams efficiently and led to their wins, leading an illustrious career as a footballer. The uncanny talent to revive his team from an apparent defeat, time and again, won him the title ‘Montana Magic’. He proved his mettle and won the NFL’s passing title twice and he also topped the NFC passing five times. Known for breaking records, he also passed six 300-yards making another record post-season. Among the many records he also became the only player to enter the Super Bowl thrice and won several awards which honoured his unbeatable performances. A true sportsman at heart, Montana has shown time and again that he plays to win and even lives his life the same way. Read on for more interesting information on this personality

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Childhood & Early Life

Born in Pennsylvania on June 11, 1956, Montana’s parents were Joseph Clifford Montana, Sr. and Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana.

He attended ‘Waverly Elementary School’ for his primary education and then attended ‘Finleyville Junior High’ and ‘Ringgold High School’ for his secondary education. At ‘Ringgold’ he played Basketball and also helped his school win in 1973.

In his senior year he received a basketball scholarship offer from ‘North Carolina State’ based on his excellent basketball skills.

After several ground-breaking performances in the high school football team, he got noticed by ‘Notre Dame’ and was eventually offered a scholarship which he accepted.

Career

In 1974, Montana was a freshman at ‘Notre Dame’ and played in the freshman team games. In the sophomore year of college he made an important contribution to the team.

In 1975, this talented player impressed Dan Devine by scoring a victory over North Carolina.

After injuring his shoulder the next year, Montana began the 1977 season by not playing the initial two games and then finally appearing in the game against Purdue. He was then made the first quarterback with the team winning the remaining games of the season.

In 1978, he played a key role in the team’s win against the Pitt Panthers. Next year he gave his most memorable performance against Houston. The memories of the game were adapted in the film ‘Seven and a Half Minutes to Destiny’.

After a successful tryst at ‘Notre Dame’, he graduated from the university with a degree in business administration and marketing.

In 1979, he was selected to the ‘NFL Draft’ by the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ with the 82nd overall pick. He appeared for all the 16 games for the season this year.

The following year though the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ scored some losses, Montana passed for 1,795 yards and 15 touchdown passes.

By 1981, Montana had established his force along with coach Bill Wash. He led the team to win the ‘National Football Conference’ championship game with their old enemy, the Dallas Cowboys.

The same year in ‘Super Bowl XVI’, the team faced ‘Cincinnati Bengals’ and the skilled quarterback again gave an impressive performance helping the team to win the game.

After a few wins, Montana had his second consecutive ‘Pro Ball’ trip in 1984 defeating the ‘New York Giants’ and the ‘Chicago Bears’. This year the team faced ‘Dolphins’ in ‘Super Bowl XIX’ and established the record for most yards passing in a single game.

In 1985, the team suffered a defeat, in the ‘NFC Wild Card’ game, at the hands of ‘New York Giants’. The next year he suffered an injury and underwent surgery. However, in the game where the team faced ‘St. Louis Cardinals’, he made a powerful comeback.

In 1987, he reached a high point of his career with 31 touchdown passes in just 13 games. This year he also achieved a personal and professional milestone when he set the NFL record by passing 3054 yards without an incomplete pass.

In 1988, he again played in the starting position at the ‘NFC Western Division’ title. The team had another opportunity at the ‘Super Bowl XXIII’ when they defeated the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ and the ‘Chicago Bears’ in the playoffs and this was a memorable year for Montana.

After a becoming the first player to win ‘Super Bowl’ honours three times in ‘Super Bowl XXIV’, the following year he led the ‘49ers’ to a great season.

In 1991-1992, he could not play much due to his elbow injury and eventually stepped out of the ‘49ers’ team.

In 1993, he was traded to ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ with a contract for three years. However, in this season his performances were plagued by injuries

In 1994, though he made a comeback after recovering from the injuries he played for just two games. The following year in April, he announced his retirement.

Awards & Achievements

Montana won the ‘Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award’ three times during his career.

In 1981, he won the ‘UP NFC Player of the Year’ award after his Pro Bowl and All-Pro Selections.

In 1986, he was given the ‘AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year’ award and three years later he was given the ‘AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year’ award.

Personal Life & Legacy

Montana’s first marriage was with hometown girlfriend Kim Moses in 1974. However, the couple separated just after two to three years of their marriage.

In 1981, he had his second marriage with Cass Castillo. This marriage also did not work and the couple divorced three years later.

His third marriage was with actress Jennifer Wallace in 1985. The couple have four children: Alexandra Whitney, Elizabeth Jean, Nathaniel "Nate" Joseph and Nicholas Alexander and are still married

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Joe Montana awards

YearNameAward

Other

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year - 1990
AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award - 1989
AP Most Valuable Player - 1990-1989
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year - 1990-1989

Joe Montana biography timelines

  • // 11th Jun 1956
    Born in Pennsylvania on June 11, 1956, Montana’s parents were Joseph Clifford Montana, Sr. and Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana.
  • // 1973
    He attended ‘Waverly Elementary School’ for his primary education and then attended ‘Finleyville Junior High’ and ‘Ringgold High School’ for his secondary education. At ‘Ringgold’ he played Basketball and also helped his school win in 1973.
  • // 1974
    In 1974, Montana was a freshman at ‘Notre Dame’ and played in the freshman team games. In the sophomore year of college he made an important contribution to the team.
  • // 1974
    Montana’s first marriage was with hometown girlfriend Kim Moses in 1974. However, the couple separated just after two to three years of their marriage.
  • // 1975
    In 1975, this talented player impressed Dan Devine by scoring a victory over North Carolina.
  • // 1977
    After injuring his shoulder the next year, Montana began the 1977 season by not playing the initial two games and then finally appearing in the game against Purdue. He was then made the first quarterback with the team winning the remaining games of the season.
  • // 1978
    In 1978, he played a key role in the team’s win against the Pitt Panthers. Next year he gave his most memorable performance against Houston. The memories of the game were adapted in the film ‘Seven and a Half Minutes to Destiny’.
  • // 1979
    In 1979, he was selected to the ‘NFL Draft’ by the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ with the 82nd overall pick. He appeared for all the 16 games for the season this year.
  • // 1981
    By 1981, Montana had established his force along with coach Bill Wash. He led the team to win the ‘National Football Conference’ championship game with their old enemy, the Dallas Cowboys.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, he won the ‘UP NFC Player of the Year’ award after his Pro Bowl and All-Pro Selections.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, he had his second marriage with Cass Castillo. This marriage also did not work and the couple divorced three years later.
  • // 1984
    After a few wins, Montana had his second consecutive ‘Pro Ball’ trip in 1984 defeating the ‘New York Giants’ and the ‘Chicago Bears’. This year the team faced ‘Dolphins’ in ‘Super Bowl XIX’ and established the record for most yards passing in a single game.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, the team suffered a defeat, in the ‘NFC Wild Card’ game, at the hands of ‘New York Giants’. The next year he suffered an injury and underwent surgery. However, in the game where the team faced ‘St. Louis Cardinals’, he made a powerful comeback.
  • // 1985
    His third marriage was with actress Jennifer Wallace in 1985. The couple have four children: Alexandra Whitney, Elizabeth Jean, Nathaniel "Nate" Joseph and Nicholas Alexander and are still married
  • // 1986
    In 1986, he was given the ‘AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year’ award and three years later he was given the ‘AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year’ award.
  • // 1987
    In 1987, he reached a high point of his career with 31 touchdown passes in just 13 games. This year he also achieved a personal and professional milestone when he set the NFL record by passing 3054 yards without an incomplete pass.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he again played in the starting position at the ‘NFC Western Division’ title. The team had another opportunity at the ‘Super Bowl XXIII’ when they defeated the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ and the ‘Chicago Bears’ in the playoffs and this was a memorable year for Montana.
  • // 1991 To 1992
    In 1991-1992, he could not play much due to his elbow injury and eventually stepped out of the ‘49ers’ team.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, he was traded to ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ with a contract for three years. However, in this season his performances were plagued by injuries
  • // 1994
    In 1994, though he made a comeback after recovering from the injuries he played for just two games. The following year in April, he announced his retirement.

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Joe Montana's FAQ

  • What is Joe Montana birthday?

    Joe Montana was born at 1956-06-11

  • Where is Joe Montana's birth place?

    Joe Montana was born in New Eagle

  • What is Joe Montana nationalities?

    Joe Montana's nationalities is American

  • What is Joe Montana nick names?

    Joe Montana's nickNames is Joe Cool, The Comeback Kid

  • Who is Joe Montana spouses?

    Joe Montana's spouses is Cass Castillo, Jennifer Montana, Kim Moses

  • Who is Joe Montana childrens?

    Joe Montana's childrens is Alexandra Montana, Elizabeth Montana, Nate Montana, Nick Montana

  • What was Joe Montana universities?

    Joe Montana studied at University Of Notre Dame, Waverly Elementary, Finleyville Middle School, Ringgold High School, 1979 - University of Notre Dame

  • What was Joe Montana notable alumnis?

    Joe Montana's notable alumnis is University Of Notre Dame

  • What is Joe Montana's religion?

    Joe Montana's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Joe Montana?

    Joe Montana's height is 188

  • Who is Joe Montana's father?

    Joe Montana's father is Joseph Montana

  • Who is Joe Montana's mother?

    Joe Montana's mother is Theresa Montana

  • What is Joe Montana's sun sign?

    Joe Montana is Gemini

  • How famous is Joe Montana?

    Joe Montana is famouse as American Football Player