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Encyclopedia > Joe Montana
Joe Montana
Joe Montana at an ESPN set.
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
16, 19
Born: June 11, 1956 (1956-06-11) (age 51)
Flag of Pennsylvania New Eagle, Pennsylvania
Career Information
Year(s): 1979-1994
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
College: Notre Dame
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     273-139
Yards     40,551
QB Rating     92.3
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., (born June 11, 1956 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "The Comeback Kid", is a retired American football player whose professional career in the National Football League (NFL) spanned the late 1970s through the early 1990s. Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with the San Francisco 49ers, where he played quarterback (QB) for the next 14 seasons. Montana spent the 1993 and 1994 seasons, his final two years in the NFL, with the Kansas City Chiefs. While a member of the 49ers, Montana started four Super Bowl games and the team won all of them. In 2000, Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... 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In 1989, and again in 1990, the Associated Press (AP), an American news agency, named Montana the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP). Sports Illustrated magazine named Montana the 1990 "Sportsman of the Year". Four years earlier, in 1986, Montana won the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. As a result of his high level of play, Montana appeared in eight Pro Bowls, the NFL's version of an all-star game. Montana had the highest passer rating in the National Football Conference (NFC) five times (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1989); and, in both 1987 and 1989, Montana had the highest passer rating in the entire NFL. The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Definition A news agency is an organization of journalists established to supply news reports to organizations in the news trade: newspapers, magazines, and radio and television broadcasters. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press,[1] to the player who is considered most valuable in the league. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... National Football Conference logo. ... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Noted for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Montana helped his teams to 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins.[1] In the closing moments of the 1982 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XXIII, Montana threw game-winning touchdown passes. The touchdown at the end of the championship game was so memorable that sports journalists, fans, and many others, refer to the play simply as "The Catch". The touchdown in the closing moments of Super Bowl XXIII came at the end of a 92-yard drive. The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... This article is about a type of football play. ... Sports journalism is a form of journalism that reports on sports topics and events. ... For more information on fans of football (soccer), see Football (soccer) culture. ... For other uses of The Catch, see The Catch (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Because of Montana's excellent career, the 49ers retired the number 16, the jersey number Montana wore while with the team. In 1994, Montana earned a spot on the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team; he is also an honorary member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.[2] In 1999, editors at The Sporting News ranked Montana third on their list of "Football's 100 Greatest Players". Also in 1999, his status among the greatest players of all time was reaffirmed when ESPN, a respected cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programs, named Montana the 25th greatest athlete of the 20th century. In 2006, Sports Illustrated rated him the number one clutch quarterback of all-time[3] The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... A literary editor is an editor in a newspaper or similar publication who deals with aspects concerning literature and books, especially reviews. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The broadcasting of sports events is the coverage of sports on television, radio and other broadcasting mediums. ... #1 Athlete: Michael Jordan SportsCentury is an ESPN biography program that reviews the people and athletic events that defined sports in North America throughout the 20th and 21st Century. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...

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Early life

Joe Montana was born in New Eagle, a borough of Washington County, Pennsylvania located in the western portion of the state. He grew up in nearby Monongahela, a coal mining town 25 miles south of Pittsburgh.[4] His grandparents emigrated to Western Pennsylvania from Lombardy, North Italy [5] Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Monongahela is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Surface coal mining in Wyoming. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... For the village of the same name in Ontario, Canada, see Lombardy, Ontario. ...


Born to Joseph and Theresa Montana, Joe Montana expressed an early interest in sports, and it was Montana Sr. who first taught him the game of football.[6] Montana started to play youth football when he was just eight years old, aided in part by his father. Montana Sr. listed his son as a nine-year-old so that Montana could meet the league's minimum age requirement.[7]


During his formative years, Montana took an interest in baseball and basketball, in addition to football. In fact, basketball was Montana's favorite sport as a child. [8] Montana Sr. started a local basketball team that his son played on. The team practiced and played at the local armory and played their games in various regional tournaments.[6] This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Montana received his primary education at Waverly Elementary and his secondary education at Finleyville Junior High and Ringgold High School.[8]. While at Ringgold, Montana played football, baseball, and basketball.[4] Montana showed potential as a basketball player and helped Ringgold win the 1973 WPIAL Class AAA boy's basketball championship.[9] He was so good that during his senior year, North Carolina State University (NCSU) offered Montana a basketball scholarship.[1]. Although Montana turned down the scholarship, he seriously considered NCSU because of a promise that he could play both basketball and football for the university.[6] ... As part of education in the United States, secondary education usually covers grades 5, 6, or 7 through twelve. ... It has been suggested that this school-related article be merged to the appropriate locality article. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is an interscholastic athletic association in Western Pennsylvania. ... Twelfth grade (called Grade 12 in some regions, also known as senior year in the U.S.) is the final year of secondary education in the United States and many other nations. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ...


Montana spent his first two years on the high school football team as a backup. Finally, in his junior year, Montana earned the job as the Ringgold Rams starting quarterback.[4] Montana held the role for the final two years of his high school career; after his senior year, Parade named him to their All-American team.[1] Eleventh grade (called Grade 11 in some regions, also known as junior year in the U.S.) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations. ... PARADE is a magazine, distributed as a Sunday supplement in hundreds of newspapers in the United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


One of Montana's most notable performances during his high school years was during his senior year in a game against Monessen High School. Although Monessen scored a game-tying touchdown in the final moments,[8] Montana's performance garnered attention from college recruiters, particularly those from the University of Notre Dame.[4] In the game, Montana completed 12 passes in 22 attempts, threw for 223 yards, and scored three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.[8] Montana was also an all-state basketball player in Pennsylvania and was offered a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina by Dean Smith. However, football was his first love. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... The University of North Carolina is a seventeen campus system which includes all sixteen public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States and one public residential high school. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ...


Notre Dame eventually offered Montana a scholarship, and he accepted. One contributing factor in Montana's choice of colleges was that Terry Hanratty, his boyhood idol, had attended Notre Dame.[1] In 2006, thirty-two years after Montana had graduated, Ringgold renamed their football stadium "Joe Montana Stadium".[9] Terry Hanratty (born 1948, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played quarterback in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned two Super Bowl Rings. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


College career

When Montana arrived at Notre Dame in the fall of 1974, the football program was well established. Ara Parseghian, the head coach of the football team, had established himself as a top college coach. During Parseghian's tenure, Notre Dame won the NCAA national championship in 1966 and 1973. Parseghian's success as a coach helped him recruit highly talented players. Though Montana was a talented player, he was the seventh-string quarterback in 1974.[1] Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21, 1923 in Akron, Ohio) is a former collegiate football coach who served as head coach for three teams, most notably the University of Notre Dame team from 1964-1974. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... In college athletics, recruiting is the term used for the process whereby college coaches add new players to their roster of student-athletes each off-season. ...


Thus, Montana did not appear in a single varsity game his freshman year. Additionally, he played just a small amount in freshman team games.[8] Montana's first significant contributions to the Notre Dame football team came during his sophomore year. That season was also noted as Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger's senior year. Ruettiger, who stood 5'6", was an inspirational figure on the football team.[10]. Ruettiger's life and career at Notre Dame was the basis for Rudy, a 1993 film. In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Junior Varsity. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Rudy is a 1993 film directed by David Anspaugh. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about motion pictures. ...


On December 15, 1974, Parseghian resigned due to health problems.[8] The university hired Dan Devine to replace Parseghian. Despite his limited playing time the previous year, Montana performed well during the 1975 spring practice. Devine was so impressed that he later told his wife: "I'm gonna start Joe Montana in the final spring game." When she replied, "Who's Joe Montana?", Devine said: "He's the guy who's going to feed our family for the next few years."[8] is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Dan Devine (December 22, 1924 - May 9, 2002) was a football coach who served as head coach at three colleges and also served for four years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1971 to 1974. ...


Devine did not feel Montana was ready to be the full-time starter in 1975;[8] however, Montana played a key role in Notre Dame's victory over the University of North Carolina.[8] During the game, which was played in Chapel Hill, Montana came in with 5:11 left to play. At the time, North Carolina led by a score of 14 to six. Montana spent one minute and two seconds of game time on the field. In that time, he had 129 passing yards and Notre Dame won the game 21-14.[8] The North Carolina football team is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ...


Against Air Force, Notre Dame's next opponent, Montana again entered the game in the fourth quarter. Although Air Force led 30-10, Notre Dame won the game 31-30.[8] After the win against North Carolina, Devine said that Moose Krause, the Notre Dame Athletic Director, said that the game was the "greatest comeback I've ever seen."[8] After the game against Air Force, Krause was quoted as saying: "This one's better than last week."[8] In those two games, Montana had demonstrated his ability to perform well in high pressure circumstances. That characteristic would prove valuable, and Montana relied on it throughout his football career.[8] Head coach Troy Calhoun 1st year, 7–3 Home stadium Falcon Stadium Capacity 52,480 - Turf Conference MWC First year 1955 Website GoAirForceFalcons. ... Edward W. Moose Krause (February 2, 1913 – December 11, 1992) was a well-known collegiate basketball player during the 1930s. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ...


Before the start of the 1976 season, Montana separated his shoulder.[8] Since he was unable to play, Montana redshirted the season; it is a practice commonly used in NCAA sports that allows the player to maintain four full years of eligibility. Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


When the 1977 season began, Montana was the third quarterback listed on the team's depth chart, behind Rusty Lisch and Gary Forystek.[1] Notre Dame won their season opener and then lost to the University of Mississippi by a score of 20-13. Montana did not appear in either of those games.[11] In their third game of the season, Notre Dame played Purdue University. Lisch started and was the replaced by Forystek. In one play, Forystek sufffered a broken vertebra, a broken clavicle, and a severe concussion; it was the last play of Forystek's sports career.[8] Devine inserted Lisch back into the game before Montana finally had the opportunity to play. Montana entered with approximately 11 minutes remaining and Purdue leading 24-14; he threw for 154 yards and one touchdown, and Notre Dame won the game 31-24.[8] A example of a depth chart In sports, a depth chart is used to show the placements of the starting players and the secondary players. ... Rusty Lisch (born December 21, 1956 in Belleville, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played quarterback for five seasons for the St. ... University of Mississippi sports teams, originally known as the Mississippi Flood, were re-named the Rebels in 1935 and compete in the competitive twelve-member Southeastern Conference (West Division) of the NCAAs Division I. The schools colors are cardinal red (PMS 199) and navy blue (PMS 280), purposely... Head Coach Joe Tiller 11th Year, 67-43 Home Stadium Ross-Ade Stadium Capacity 62,500 - Bermuda Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1887 Athletic Director Morgan Burke Website PurdueSports. ... A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ... Collarbone and collar bone redirect here. ... “Cerebral Concussion” redirects here. ...


After the game, Devine made Montana the first quarterback on the depth chart[1] and the team won their remaining nine games. In their final game of the season, Notre Dame defeated the number one ranked University of Texas by a score of 38-10 in the 1978 Cotton Bowl.[12] Notre Dame's record of eleven wins and one loss earned them the NCAA national title; the first and only title the school won while Devine was coach. Head Coach Mack Brown 9th Year, 93–22 Home Stadium Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Capacity 85,123 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1893 Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds Website MackBrown-TexasFootball. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ...


The following year, Montana helped Notre Dame to a come from behind win against the University of Pittsburgh. He almost pulled off a second one against the University of Southern California, Notre Dame's primary rival. Trailing 24-6 in the second half, Montana ignited a furious fourth-quarter rally to put Notre Dame ahead, 25-24 with 45 seconds remaining, only to see the Trojans win, 27-25, on a last-second field goal. Head Coach Dave Wannstedt 3rd Year, 13–12 Home Stadium Heinz Field Capacity 65,050 - Grass Conference Big East First Year 1889 Athletic Director Jeff Long Website PittsburghPanthers. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65–12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... Notre Dame Fighting Irish football rivalries encompass many teams. ...


1979 Cotton Bowl

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On January 1, 1979, Notre Dame played the University of Houston in that year's Cotton Bowl. Montana's performance in the game was one of his most noted performances in his entire football career;[8] and, the circumstances of the game have led to it being referred to as the "Chicken Soup Game". is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team competition champion: Romania Best Year Performance  Guido Kratschmer  – 8476 points July 14 — Pan American Games Marathon, San Juan, Puerto Rico Men... Head Coach Art Briles 4th Year, 26–24–0 Home Stadium Robertson Stadium Conference Conference USA Athletic Director Dave Maggard Website UHCougars. ...


Montana fell ill during the game, but returned during the fourth quarter. Notre Dame ran their last offensive play with two-seconds remaining on the game clock. They scored a touchdown and won the game 35 to 34. As a result of the game, Notre Dame went on to produce a promotional film called Seven and a Half Minutes to Destiny. Coach Devine later referred to the piece as a "Joe Montana film."[8]


Graduation and the NFL Draft

Montana graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in business administration and marketing. Although the NFL Combine was not formed until 1982,[13] NFL scouts still evaluated potential draftees through the use of combines in 1979. Candidates were rated in a number of categories on a scale of one to nine, with one being the worst mark and nine being the best mark.[8] The categories they used were contingent on the position that the athlete played. The National Invitational Camp or NFL Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indianas RCA Dome, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. ... See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...


Despite his performance on the field, Montana was not rated highly by most scouts. At one combine, Montana rated out as six-and-a-half overall with a six in arm strength, used to judge how hard and how far a prospect could throw the ball. By comparison, Jack Thompson of Washington State University rated an eight; the highest grade amongst eligible quarterbacks.[8] Jack Thompson (born 18 May 1956 in American Samoa) was a quarterback in the National Football League, also known by the nickname The Throwin Samoan. He was a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1979 and played for Cincinnati from 1979-82. ... Head Coach Bill Doba 4th Year, 25–19 Home Stadium Martin Stadium Capacity 35,117 - FieldTurf Conference Pac-10 First Year 1893 Website WSUCougars. ...


In the 1979 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Montana in the third round with the 82nd overall pick. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Thompson with the third pick of the first round. Thompson went on to appear in just 51 NFL games in a six-year career. While he was picked well ahead of Montana, he never finished any season in the top ten for any major statistical category.[14] City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team...


Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

1979


Although Montana appeared in all 16 regular season games during the 1979 season, he only threw 23 passes. He spent most of the season as the number two player on the San Francisco depth chart behind fellow quarterback Steve DeBerg.[15] The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... Steve DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1978-1980), Denver Broncos (1981-1983), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1984-1987, 1992, 1993), Kansas City Chiefs (1988-1991), Miami Dolphins (1993), and Atlanta Falcons (1998). ...


1980


Montana did not become the number one quarterback until midway through the 1980 season. [16] The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ...


On December 7, 1980, San Francisco hosted the New Orleans Saints. The Saints, winless at the time, jumped out to a 35-7 lead at Halftime. At the start of the fourth quarter, New Orleans still led by a score of 35-21; but, San Francisco tied the game by the end of regulation play. In overtime, Ray Wersching kicked a field goal to win the game for San Francisco. This marked the first time in Montana's career where his team overcame a fourth quarter deficit to win a game. During his 16 seasons in the NFL, this happened a total of 31 times with Montana at quarterback; 26 of those games were while Montana was with San Francisco.[17] is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... Ray Wersching was a kicker in the National Football League for 15 years, from 1973 through 1987. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) in American football and Canadian football (collectively called gridiron football) is a goal that may be scored during general play (from the field). Execution of a field goal A field goal may be scored by a placekick or the very rare drop...


Though San Francisco finished 1980 with a record of six wins and ten losses, Montana passed for 1,795 yards and 15 touchdown passes against just nine interceptions. He also completed 64.5 percent of his passes, which led the league.[15]


1981


Montana began the 1981 season as San Francisco's starting quarterback. The season ended up as one of the franchise's most successful seasons to that point.[15] Backed in part by Montana's strong performance at quarterback, the team finished the regular season with a 13-3 record. In fact, Montana helped San Francisco win two of those games with fourth-quarter comebacks.[17] The season was a precursor to one of Montana's most memorable moments as a professional quarterback. The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ...

Dwight Clark's "The Catch".

On January 10, 1982, San Francisco faced the Dallas Cowboys at Candlestick Park in the National Football Conference Championship Game. The final quarter was marked by one of the most notable plays in NFL history; and, Larry Schwartz of ESPN.com later defined the 1982 NFC Championship as Montana's signature game.[7] Image File history File links Clark_si_cover. ... Image File history File links Clark_si_cover. ... For other uses of The Catch, see The Catch (disambiguation). ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... The NFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ...


When San Francisco took possession with 4:54 left in regulation play, Dallas led 27-21; the drive began on San Francisco's 11-yard line. Behind six successful Montana completions and four running plays, San Francisco moved the ball to the Dallas 13-yard line. After one unsuccessful pass and then a seven-yard gain, San Francisco faced third down from the Dallas 6-yard line. Montana took the snap and ran to his right. He then made an off-balance pass toward the back of the end zone, and San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark made a leaping catch for the game-tying touchdown. With just 51 seconds left on the game clock, Wersching kicked the extra point and San Francisco won the game 28-27. The catch by Clark was coined simply The Catch; and it helped put San Francisco into Super Bowl XVI. In American and Canadian football, a down refers to a period in which a play transpires. ... A snap (colloquially called a hike, snapback, or pass from center) starts each American football and Canadian football play from scrimmage. ... Latrell loves him some MIRACLE WHIP!! sho nuff and mashmell The end zone is a term in both Canadian football and American football. ... Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... In American football, the extra point, point after touchdown, or PAT is the act of lining up to kick, as in a field goal, immediately following a touchdown. ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network...


San Francisco faced the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI. Montana completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown. San Francisco won the game 26-21; and, in recognition of his performance, Montana won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, which he accomplished two more times before he retired. City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... // The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player or Super Bowl MVP, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


1982


Montana had a prolific season in 1982. However, the regular season was shortened to nine games when members of the Player's Association went on strike. Although San Francisco failed to make the playoffs, Montana threw for 2,613 yards and 17 touchdowns during the year. He also set a then NFL record with five consecutive 300 yard passing games. The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ...


1983


The next year, Montana threw for 3,910 yards and 26 touchdowns in 16 regular season games. The team ended the regular season with a 10-6 record and finished first in the NFC West. In the divisional playoff game, they faced the Detroit Lions. Yet again, Montana demonstrated his ability to perform well in high-pressure situations. Despite being out played in terms of total yardage, the 49ers trailed by just six points as the game neared its conclusion. However, with 1:23 remaining in regulation, the 49ers offense had the ball at the Lions 14-yard line. Montana completed a touchdown pass to wide receiver Freddie Solomon, and San Francisco took the lead on the ensuing extra-point.[18] The NFL playoffs following the 1983 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were played in a span of three days. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Freddie Solomon (born January 11, 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 1975 NFL Draft. ...


The victory placed the 49ers in the NFC Championship game against the Washington Redskins. As he had done before, Montana asserted himself late in the game. The Redskins led 21-0 at the start of the fourth quarter, but Montana helped lead the 49ers back. Aided by three fourth-quarter Montana touchdown passes, the 49ers tied the game at 21. However, Redskins placekicker Mark Moseley kicked a 25-yard field goal in the waning moments of the game.[15] Despite Montana's efforts, the team lost 24-21. The NFL playoffs following the 1983 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were played in a span of three days. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... An amateur place kicker attempts to kick a field goal Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... Mark DeWayne Moseley (born 1948 in Lanesville, Texas), is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ...


1984


Though the Miami Dolphins finished the 1972 NFL season with no losses, the regular season at the time comprised only 14 games. Thus, when the 49ers finished the 1984 NFL season with a 15-1 record, they became the first team to win 15 games in a single season.[19] City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Montana again had an excellent season and earned his second consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl. In their first two playoff games, the 49ers defeated the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears by a combined score of 44-10. In Super Bowl XIX, the 49ers faced the Dolphins, whose quarterback was future Hall of Fame inductee and fellow Western Pennsylvanian Dan Marino. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL playoffs following the 1984 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIX. The two wild card games were held on different days because both venues were in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ...


In the game, Montana threw for three touchdowns and completed 24 of 35 passes. He established the Super Bowl record for most yards passing in a single game (331) and supplemented his passing with 59 yards rushing. The 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38-16 and Montana earned his second Super Bowl MVP award. After the game, 49ers head coach Bill Walsh said: "Joe Montana is the greatest quarterback today, maybe the greatest quarterback of all time."[16] The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... William Ernest Bill Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and popularized the West Coast Offense. ...


1985


Aided in part by Montana's performance at quarterback, the 49ers advanced to NFL Playoffs again in 1985; however, they lost in the NFC Wild card game. The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ...


1986


In 1986, Montana suffered a severe back injury during week two of the season. The injury was so severe that Montana's doctors suggested that Montana retire.[20] On September 15, 1986, the 49ers placed Montana on the injured reserve list; however, he returned to the team on November 6 of that year.[21] Despite the fact that Montana appeared in just eight games, and, though he threw more interceptions than touchdown passes for the only time in his career,[21] the 49ers finished the season with a record of 10-5-1. The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Injured Reserve is a special sports reserve list for professional teams to use if a player is injured and unable to play for a period of time. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


1987


In 1987, Montana had 31 touchdown passes, a career high, in just 13 games. In 1987, he also set the NFL record for most consecutive pass attempts without an incomplete pass (22),[22] passed for 3,054 yards, and had a passer rating of 102.1.[23] Though the 49ers finished with the best record in the NFL, they lost in the NFC semi-finals to the Minnesota Vikings.[24] The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1987 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXII. // Wild Card playoffs January 3, 1988 NFC: Minnesota Vikings 44, New Orleans Saints 10 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division...


Prior to the 1987 season, Bill Walsh helped the 49ers organize and complete a trade for Steve Young, then a quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[25] Young went on to appear in eight regular season games for the team and finished the year with a passer rating of 120.8.[26] For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977...


Young's performance in 1987 was strong enough that by the time the 1988 season began, a controversy was in place as to who should get more playing time at quarterback. Young appeared in 11 games that year and rumors surfaced claiming that Montana might be traded.[22] The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ...


1988


Despite the competition for playing time, Montana received most of the playing time during the 1988 season. After a home loss to the Los Angeles Raiders that left the 49ers with a 6-5 record, the 49ers were in danger of missing the playoffs. Montana regained the starting position and led the 49ers to a 10-6 record and the NFC Western Division title.[27] City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


The 49ers earned a trip to Super Bowl XXIII when they defeated Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in the playoffs. The 49ers then faced the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Montana threw three first-half touchdowns as the 49ers won 34-9. The victory over the Bears in the NFC Championship game is of particular note. Playing in Chicago, with temperatures plummeting into the single digits and a howling wind blowing across Soldier Field, Montana had one of his finest games as a pro, throwing for 288 yards and 3 Touchdowns. His first touchdown pass came on a play in which Montana whistled a perfect sideline pass to Jerry Rice on a 3rd down play late in the first quarter, and Rice outran two Bears defenders for a 61-yard score. The Bears were never in the game as the 49ers won 28-3 to advance to Super Bowl XXIII.[27] Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The NFL playoffs following the 1988 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were held in a span of three days. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D...


In January 1989, the 49ers once again faced off against the Bengals in the Super Bowl. Of his third trip to the Super Bowl, Montana told the San Jose Mercury News: "This trip to the Super Bowl is more gratifying than the others because the road has been harder." Then, in Super Bowl XXIII, Montana had one of the best performances of his career. He completed 23 of 36 passes for a Super Bowl record 357 yards and two touchdowns. Despite his great performance, the 49ers found themselves trailing the Cincinnati Bengals 16-13 with only 3:10 left in the game and the ball on their own 8-yard line. But Montana calmly drove them down the field, completing 8 of 9 passes for 87 yards and throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to John Taylor with only 34 seconds left. Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962 in Pennsauken, New Jersey) was an American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. ...


1989


1989 proved to be successful for Montana and the 49ers. The team finished the season with an NFL-best 14-2 record, and their two losses were by a total of only five points. Montana threw for 3,521 yards and 26 touchdowns, with only 8 interceptions, giving him what was then the highest single-season passer rating in NFL history, a mark subsequently broken by his 49er teammate Steve Young in 1994. He also rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, and earned the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. In a memorable comeback win in week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Montana threw four touchdown passes in the 4th quarter despite the relentless pass rush from the Eagles defense. He finished with 428 yards passing and five touchdown passes in the victory. The 49ers then cruised through the playoffs, easily crushing the Minnesota Vikings 41-13 and the Los Angeles Rams 30-3. Montana threw for a total of 503 yards and 6 touchdowns in those 2 games, without a single interception. Then, in Super Bowl XXIV, Montana became the first player (and to date, the only player) ever to win Super Bowl MVP honors for a third time, throwing for 297 yards and a then Super Bowl record five touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards as the 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos 55-10, the most lopsided score in Super Bowl history. Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... City St. ... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


1990-1992


In 1990, Montana once again led the 49ers to the best record (14-2) in the NFL. He was named by Sports Illustrated as Sportsman of the Year. A highlight from the season was a rematch with the Atlanta Falcons. Intent on blitzing Montana most of the game, Atlanta's porous defense allowed Montana to throw for a career-best 476 yards (49ers single-game record) and six touchdown passes, five of them to Jerry Rice. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...


Injured after getting hit by Leonard Marshall during the NFC Championship Game in January 1991, Montana missed the entire 1991 season and most of the 1992 season with an elbow injury (he did appear in a Monday Night Football game vs. Detroit Lions at the end of the '92 season, and was very effective). However, by this point, teammate Steve Young had replaced him as the starting quarterback. Leonard Marshall is a former NFL defensive lineman for the New York Giants. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1990 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... MNF redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ...


Kansas City Chiefs

Montana recovered from his injuries at the end of the 1992 season, but had lost the starting quarterback job to Steve Young. Montana, who felt he had more football left in him, was then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in April 1993. His trade, along with the free agent signing of star Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen to the Chiefs, generated much media attention and excitement in Kansas City. For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ...


The Chiefs mailed three jerseys to Montana. One was number 3, his number from Notre Dame. Another was number 19, which he wore in little league and also briefly in training camp (maybe even pre season) of the 1979 season with San Francisco, and the third was number 16, which Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson offered to let Montana wear since the organization had retired it. Montana declined Dawson's offer and wore 19 instead. Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ...


Montana was injured for part of the 1993 season, but still led the Chiefs in two come-from-behind wins in the 1993 playoffs and reached the AFC Championship Game, where Kansas City lost to the Buffalo Bills. Kansas City has not won a playoff game since 1993. Montana was also selected to his final Pro Bowl at the end of the 1993 season. The NFL playoffs following the 1993 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVIII. // at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Game time: 12:30 p. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1993 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVIII. // at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Game time: 12:30 p. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ...


Montana returned healthy to the Chiefs in 1994, starting all but 2 games. His highlights included a classic duel with John Elway (which Montana won) on Monday Night Football, and a memorable game in week 2 when Montana played against his old team, the 49ers and their new quarterback, Steve Young. In a much-anticipated match-up, Montana and the Chiefs prevailed and defeated the 49ers 24-17. Montana led his team to a final playoff appearance in 1994. Montana retired at the end of the 1994 season. His replacement with the Chiefs was his former backup in San Francisco, Steve Bono. NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... MNF redirects here. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1994 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIX. // Wild Card playoffs December 31, 1994 NFC: Green Bay Packers 16, Detroit Lions 12 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Game time: 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST Game weather: 31 °F (partly cloudy... Steve Bono with the St. ...


In April 1995, Montana announced his retirement before a huge crowd at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. The event was broadcast live on local television, and included speeches from John Madden, Eddie DeBartolo, Jr, and others. Several highlights from Montana's stay with San Francisco were also included as part of the broadcast. Bill Walsh served as the emcee for the event. There are a number of noted individuals named John Madden: John Madden is a American football coach and football announcer. ... The name Bill Walsh may refer to the following people: Bill Walsh, an American football Hall_of_Famer. ...


NFL records and accomplishments

Among his career highlights "The Catch" (the game-winning TD pass vs. Dallas in the '82 NFC Championship Game) and a Super Bowl-winning 92-yd. drive vs. the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII are staples of NFL highlight films. The Catch was the winning score in the January 10, 1982 NFC Championship American football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ...


For his career with the 49ers, Montana completed 2,929 of 4,600 passes for 35,142 yards with 244 touchdowns and 123 interceptions. He had 35 300-yard passing games. His career totals: 3,409 completion on 5,391 attempts, 273 touchdowns, 139 interceptions, and 40,551 yards passing. He also rushed for 1,676 yards and 20 touchdowns. When Montana retired, his career passer rating was 92.3, the highest all time; he has since been surpassed by his 49er successor Steve Young (96.8), Indianapolis Colt Peyton Manning (94.8), and two-time league MVP Kurt Warner (94.3). His number 16 was retired by the 49ers on December 15, 1997 during halftime of the team's game against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... MNF redirects here. ...


Montana holds post-season records for most career touchdown passes (45), and passing yards (5,772) among others. In his four Super Bowls, Montana completed 83 of 122 passes for 1,142 yards and 11 touchdowns, with an impressive zero interceptions, earning him a passer rating of 127.8. Montana led his team to victory in each game, and is the only player ever to win three Super Bowl MVP awards. He played in eight Pro Bowls. Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Personal life

Montana has been married three times. His first wedding was in 1974, when Montana married his hometown sweetheart, Kim Moses, during his second semester at Notre Dame; however, they divorced less than three years later.[8] Montana wed again in 1981, though that marriage would be brief. He met Jennifer Wallace, an actress and model, while the two worked on a Schick commercial, and the two married in 1985.[28] He and Jennifer are still married and have four children.[29]


In 1986, doctors diagnosed Montana as having a narrow spinal cavity. He elected to have an operation, which was successful, and was able to return to football and continue his storied career.[30] In the mid-1980s, Montana also tackled rumors that he abused drugs; later, it was rumored that Montana tested positive for cocaine, though he always denied using illegal substances.[31]


Montana now owns horses and produces wine under the label Montagia.[32]


Nicknames

Montana is an Americanized form of the surname Montani, which comes from northern Italy.[33] Montana earned the nickname "Joe Cool" for his ability to stay calm at key moments, and "Comeback Kid" for his history of rallying his teams from late-game deficits, including 31 fourth-quarter comebacks.[citation needed] He was called "Golden Joe" because he played in California (the Golden State), and also appeared on a poster superimposed in front of the Golden Gate Bridge with the wording "The Golden Great". Among some female fans, he was also known as "Swivel Hips Joe".[citation needed] His teammates called him "Bird Legs" because his legs were skinny.[citation needed] Two more names were provided by a San Francisco Chronicle nickname contest early in his NFL career: the winner was "Big Sky", but another contestant suggested that since "Joe Montana" already sounded like a nickname, Montana needed a real name, and christened him "David W. Gibson."[34] Montana liked the Gibson name so much that he had it stenciled above his locker.[35] Superimposition is a graphics term meaning the placement of an image or video on top of an already-existing image or video, usually to add to the overall image effect, but also sometimes to conceal something (such as when a different face is superimposed over the original face in a... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ...


Montana appears as the character "Joe Clifford" (a pseudonym derived from his first and middle names) in the NFL Network's Thursday and Saturday Night Football commercials. NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... Run to the Playoffs is the brand name used by NFL Network for its schedule of live regular season telecasts of National Football League games on Thursday and Saturday nights. ...


Career statistics

Year Team GP Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Rate
1979 San Francisco 49ers 16 23 13 56.5 96 1 0 81.1
1980 San Francisco 49ers 15 273 176 64.5 1795 15 9 87.8
1981 San Francisco 49ers 16 488 311 63.7 3565 19 12 88.4
1982 San Francisco 49ers 9 346 213 61.6 2613 17 11 88.0
1983 San Francisco 49ers 16 515 332 64.5 3910 26 12 94.6
1984 San Francisco 49ers 16 432 279 64.6 3630 28 10 102.9
1985 San Francisco 49ers 15 494 303 61.3 3653 27 13 91.3
1986 San Francisco 49ers 8 307 191 62.2 2236 8 9 80.7
1987 San Francisco 49ers 13 398 266 66.8 3054 31 13 102.1
1988 San Francisco 49ers 14 397 238 59.9 2981 18 10 87.9
1989 San Francisco 49ers 13 386 271 70.2 3521 26 8 112.4
1990 San Francisco 49ers 15 520 321 61.7 3944 26 16 89.0
1992 San Francisco 49ers 1 21 15 71.4 126 2 0 118.4
1993 Kansas City Chiefs 11 298 181 60.7 2144 13 7 87.4
1994 Kansas City Chiefs 14 493 299 60.6 3283 16 9 83.6
Career Totals 192 5391 3409 63.2 40551 273 139 92.3

Key to Abbreviations
GP= Games Played
Att= Passes attempted
Com= Passes Completed
Pct= Completion percentage
Yds= Yards
TD= Touchdowns
Int= Interceptions
Rate= Passer rating
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See also

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References and notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Montana was comeback king. espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  2. ^ The teams only exist in name; they did not actually take the field in any competition. Many of the players played in different eras, making it impractical if not impossible for the team to actually play a game.
  3. ^ Clutch NFL QBs. cnnsi.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  4. ^ a b c d The Best Ever? The story of 'Joe Cool'. profootballhof.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  5. ^ Save Ellis Island: Joe Montana. WeAreEllisIsland.org. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.
  6. ^ a b c Born In New Eagle, PA. jrank.org. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  7. ^ a b More Info on Joe Montana. espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Born to be a quarterback. cnnsi.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  9. ^ a b Stadium renamed. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  10. ^ Rudy Bio. rudyinternational.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  11. ^ Devine has been quoted as saying that Montana was not cleared by the medical staff to play in either of those games. Montana has said he was not aware of that fact.
  12. ^ Most regular season NCAA football games are played toward the end of the calender year between late August and early December. Many bowl games are not played until January of the following calender year. As a result, Notre Dame's 1977 season culminated with the 1978 Cotton Bowl.
  13. ^ History of the Combine. nflcombine.net. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  14. ^ Thompson's statistics. pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  15. ^ a b c d Picked by 49ers. jrank.org. Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  16. ^ a b The Best Ever? (pg 2). profootballhof.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  17. ^ a b Joe Montana Comebacks. thedebster.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  18. ^ Lions game-by-game. detroitlions.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-12.
  19. ^ 49ers DVD. warnerbros.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-12.
  20. ^ The Best Ever? (pg 3). profootballhof.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  21. ^ a b TSN info. sportingnews.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  22. ^ a b Bounces back. jrank.org. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  23. ^ HOF biography. profootballhof.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  24. ^ 1987 NFL standings. pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  25. ^ The legacy lives. findarticles.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  26. ^ Steve Young NFL stats. nfl.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  27. ^ a b 1988 49ers Recap. pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  28. ^ http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?Category=27&ID=32121&startYear=1999&endYear=2000
  29. ^ http://topics-az.parenthood.com/articles.html?article_id=9395
  30. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=mzTW9Nitee4C&pg=PA458&lpg=PA458&dq=joe+montana+jennifer+marriage+1984&source=web&ots=Et34LtHl2e&sig=OajVBO0ktc12e7vpGRgidJSlvFw#PPT1,M1
  31. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE2D61E31F935A15752C0A966958260
  32. ^ http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050918/NEWS/509180304/1033/NEWS01
  33. ^ Perfect Timing, Joe (pg 9). www.time.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-05.
  34. ^ Bring in 'da Funk - golfer Fred Funk. findarticles.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-05.
  35. ^ Perfect Timing, Joe (pg 3). www.time.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-05.

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