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Joe Montana


Legendary SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers quarterback who led the group to 4 Super Dish victories after successful a nationwide championship at Notre Dame. He was called Super Dish MVP 3 x, chosen for the Pro Dish eight moments, and selected for the 1980s All-Decade Group. He was asked to Parade magazine’s All-American group after two sterling years as the beginning quarterback for the Ringgold SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Rams. During his four Super Dish fits, he threw 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He wedded his third wife, Jennifer Wallace, in 1985, and jointly that they had four kids. His successor, Steve Youthful, offered as his back-up quarterback from 1987-1990.

Quick Facts

Full Name Joe Montana
Date Of Birth June 11, 1956
Place Of Birth New Eagle, PA
Height 1.88 m
Weight 93 kg
Profession Football Player
Education University of Notre Dame, Ringgold High School, Waverly Elementary, Finleyville Middle School
Nationality American
Spouse Jennifer Montana, Cass Castillo, Kim Moses
Children Nate Montana, Nick Montana, Elizabeth Montana, Alexandra Montana
Parents Joseph Montana, Theresa Montana
Awards Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, All-Pro, Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, UPI NFC Player of the Year, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, AP Most Valuable Player
Music Groups La Factoria
Movies NFL: Greatest Super Bowl Moments, Inside the Irish Huddle, Asylum, ESPN Honor Roll: The Best of College Football: Vol. 1
Star Sign Gemini

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1Appeared in commercials for "Skechers Shape-up" footwear.
2Appeared in a commercial for Scott's "Miracle-Gro".
3Of Sicilian-Italian descent.
4Lives on a 600-acre estate in Calistoga in Northern California's Napa Valley district where he enjoys cultivating grapes for wine-making.
5Attended Ringgold High School in Monongahela, PA.
6Oliver Stone named the main character (Tony Montana) in his 1983 movie Scarface (1983) after Montana.
7Ranks 5th on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (92.26).
8Ranks 39th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (2,095).
9Tied with Roger Staubach at 30th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (313).
10Ranks 58th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (139).
11Ranks 7th on NFL All-Time Touchdown Passes List (273).
12Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (40,551).
13Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (3,409).
14Ranks 9th on NFL All-Time Pass Attempts List (5,391).
15Earned the nickname "Joe Cool" because of his ability to remain calm in the biggest of game situations. The best example of this was in Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals. With the 49ers on their own 8-yeard line, down by three points with 3:20 left to go in one of the biggest games of his career, Montana pointed toward the stands and said to tackle Harris Barton, "Hey look over there. Isn't that John Candy?" He then marched the 49ers on a 92-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown.
16Was ready to quit on the spot in the 1977 Purdue game when head coach Dan Devine sent Rusty Lisch in to replace the injured Gary Forystek. With the Irish still trailing 24-14 late in the 3rd, Devine replaced Lisch with Montana, the third-string quarterback. He engineered a 31-24 victory, and remained the starting QB for the rest of his Notre Dame career.
17Met Jennifer Montana when they did a Schick razor commercial. He proposed by hiring an airplane with a streamer reading "Jen, will you marry me?" Children: Alexandra Whitney (b. 10 October 1985), Elizabeth Jean (b. 20 December 1986), Nathaniel Joseph (b. 3 October 1989), and Nicholas Alexander (b. 28 April 1992).
18Has endorsed Coors beer, Mervyns stores and DirecTV since his retirement.
19Montana started playing peewee football when he was eight, a year younger than the legal limit. His father listed his age as nine.
20In his pro career, Montana completed 3,409-of-5,391 passes for 40,551 yards with 273 touchdowns and 139 interceptions. In 23 postseason games, Montana completed 460-of-734 passes for 5,772 yards with 45 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.
21An only child.
22Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers (1979-1992) and Kansas City Chiefs (1993-1994).
23Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
24Quarterbacked Notre Dame to a National Championship in 1977.
25Led the Irish to last-minute victories in 1975 vs North Carolina and Air Force, Purdue and Clemson in 1977, and Houston in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, the latter being regarded as the greatest comeback in Notre Dame history. Staged a furious fourth-quarter rally vs USC in 1978, only to see the Trojans pull out a last-second win themselves in a game Coach John Robinson says he still has nightmares about.
26Wore number 3 while at Notre Dame, a number worn by many great Irish quarterbacks throughout the years.
27Sent a telegram to Irish quarterback Rick Mirer before Mirer's debut as a starter in the 1990 season opener reminding him to "take care of my number" (Mirer also wore #3 while at Notre Dame).
28Suffered a separated shoulder in the last pre-season scrimmage in 1976 and sat out the entire season.
29Was a member of the last class recruited by legendary Irish coach Ara Parseghian.
30The 49ers picked Montana in the third-round, acquired from Dallas, in the 1979 draft.
31California Supreme Court rejected his appeal to reverse an earlier Santa Clara County Superior Court ruling stating the San Jose Mercury News had the right to sell posters showing Montana in the Super Bowl. The Court ordered Montana to pay the Mercury News over $20,000 in lawyer fees and court costs, and awarded the paper additional fees for defending the appeal. [August 1995]
32Born at at 3:25pm EDT.
33Informed wife #2, Cass Castillo, that he was divorcing her by leaving her a "Dear Jane" letter at the 49ers' front office.
34Has "co-written"/authorized 3 books about himself.



The Complete History of the San Francisco 49ers2006Video



Hollywood Health Report2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Rome Show2016TV SeriesHimself
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Guest / Himself - Pro Football Hall of Famer / ...
CBS This Morning2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
E3 Xbox Media Briefing2012TV MovieHimself
Rome Is Burning2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Former NFL Quarterback
Rachael Ray2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Sport: Iooss and Leifer2009Documentary shortHimself
The Simpsons2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2006TV SeriesHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself
Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell: The Winning Spirit2005VideoHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Game XXVIII: Road Runner vs. Coyote2000TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself
Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '991999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-1997TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXX1996TV SpecialHimself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
1995 AFC Championship Game1996TV MovieHimself - Studio Analyst
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1994TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback / Himself - Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
The NFL on NBC1981-1994TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback / Himself - Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
NFL Monday Night Football1983-1994TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback / Himself - Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road1994TV MovieHimself
TNT Sunday Night Football1994TV SeriesHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
1993 AFC Championship Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
1990 NFC Championship Game1991TV MovieHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
The NFL on CBS1981-1990TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
America This Morning1990TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXIV1990TV MovieHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1989 NFC Championship Game1990TV MovieHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
Super Bowl XXIII1989TV MovieHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1988 NFC Championship Game1989TV SpecialHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Various
Super Bowl XIX1985TV SpecialHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1984 NFC Championship Game1985TV SpecialHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1983 NFC Championship Game1983TV SpecialHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
Professor Hope's Thanksgiving Campus Comedy Capers1983TV MovieHimself
Super Bowl XVI1982TV SpecialHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1981 NFC Championship Game1982TV SpecialHimself - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
Wake Up the Echoes: The History of Notre Dame Football1982Video documentaryHimself - Quarterback, 1978
1979 Cotton Bowl1979TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterback
1978 Cotton Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterback

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Archive Footage

A Football Life2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Hall of Famer
Year of the Quarterback2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHimself

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