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Encyclopedia > Wilbert Montgomery
Wilbert Montgomery
Date of birth September 16, 1954 (age 52)
Place of birth Flag of United States Greenville, Mississippi
Position(s) Running back
College Abilene Christian
NFL Draft 1977 / Round 6/ Pick 154
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 1979, 1980
Honors Eagles Honor Roll
Stats
Playing Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1977-1984
1985
Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1997-2005

2006-present
St. Louis Rams
(Runningbacks & Tight ends)
Detroit Lions
(Runningbacks)
College Hall of Fame

Wilbert Montomery (born September 16, 1954 in Greenville, Mississippi) is a former American football player in the National Football League. He currently is the running backs coach for the Detroit Lions. September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university located in Abilene, Texas, affiliated with Churches of Christ. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1977 NFL Draft Round One Categories: | | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 1979 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1979 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1980 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1980 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City St. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...

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College career

An outstanding athlete at Abilene Christian University, Montgomery was a four-year starter at running back and set the all-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics record for touchdowns with 76. Montgomery broke the record for touchdowns by a freshman with 37 and helped lead the Wildcats to the NAIA Division I National Championship in 1973. Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university located in Abilene, Texas, affiliated with Churches of Christ. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ...


NFL Player Career

Montgomery was a sixth-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1977. Wearing number 31, Montgomery played eight seasons with Philadelphia, shattering almost all of the Eagles’ rushing records and leading the club in rushing six times. Montgomery, who ended his NFL career with the Detroit Lions in 1985, holds seven Philadelphia rushing records, including career attempts (1,465), rushing yards (6,538), attempts in a season (338 in 1979), most rushing yards in a season (1,512 in 1979), career 100-yard rushing games (26), most 100-yard rushing games in a season (8 in 1981), and most touchdowns in a game (4). In 1979, Montgomery led the NFL with 2,012 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, returns). He concluded his NFL career with 6,789 yards rushing, 2,502 receiving, 814 kickoff return yards, 57 touchdowns(45 rushing, 12 receiving, 1 kickoff return), and two Pro Bowl invitations (1978-79). City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701  - Mayor... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


NFL Coaching Career

Wilbert Montomery is in his sixth season coaching running backs, and his third straight in the position, after coaching tight ends from 2000-02. Montgomery joined the St. Louis Rams’ coaching staff as running backs coach in 1997. In 2004, Montgomery’s coaching ran the gamut, from Pro Bowl running back Marshall Faulk, to young and talented rookie Steven Jackson. Under Montgomery’s leadership, Faulk moved into 12th place on the NFL’s rushing yardage list, and Jackson finished third in the NFL among rookie running backs. City St. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... Steven Rashad Jackson (born July 22, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American Football running back currently playing for the St. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


At the 2002 NFC Championship game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles, Montgomery was the Eagles’ honorary captain at Veterans Stadium, and introduced to a thunderous ovation prior to the game. The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, 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... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (or The Vet) was located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia. ...


Personal Info

Wilbert Montgomery is a native of Greenville, Mississippi, and one of four brothers (also Fred, Cleotha, and Tyrone) who played in the NFL. Montgomery earned the Abilene Christian University Alumni Citation Award in 1979, was inducted onto the inaugural Philadelphia Eagles Honor Roll in 1987, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university located in Abilene, Texas, affiliated with Churches of Christ. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


Montgomery and his wife Patti have three children, twins, Briana and Brendan, and a son, Tavian. Montgomery also has a daughter, Sherrita, and a son Derron, who is a wide receiver for the Iowa State Cyclones.


External links

Eagles Honor Roll inductees.

1987: Chuck Bednarik | 1987: Bert Bell | 1987: Harold Carmichael | 1987: Bill Hewitt | 1987: Sonny Jurgensen | 1987: Wilbert Montgomery | 1987: Earle "Greasy" Neale | 1987: Pete Pihos | 1987: Ollie Matson | 1987: Jim Ringo | 1987: Norm Van Brocklin | 1987: Steve Van Buren | 1987: Alex Wojciechowicz | 1988: Bill Bergey | 1988: Tommy McDonald | 1989: Tom Brookshier | 1989: Pete Retzlaff | 1990: Timmy Brown | 1991: Jerry Sisemore | 1991: Stan Walters | 1992: Ron Jaworski | 1993: Bill Bradley | 1994: Dick Vermeil | 1995: Jim Gallagher | 1995: Mike Quick | 1996: Jerome Brown | 1999: Otho Davis | 2005: Reggie White The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... Bert Bell (1895-1959) was co-founder (with Lud Wray) of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1924 (whose name was changed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933), and commissioner of the National Football League from 1946 until his death. ... Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... William Ernest Hewitt (October 8, 1909 - January 14, 1947) was a former American football end in the NFL. He played five seasons for the Chicago Bears (1932-1936), three for the Philadelphia Eagles (1937-1939), and one for the Phil-Pitt Steagles (1943). ... Christian Adolph Sonny Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a famed American football quarterback. ... Earle Greasy Neale was inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame in 1969. ... Peter Louis Pihos (born October 22, 1923, in Orlando, Florida, USA) was a professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Oliver Adrian Matson (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ... Steve Van Buren (b. ... Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz (born August 12, 1915, South River, New Jersey, died July 13, 1992) was a former American Football Offensive lineman who played for the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Bill Bergey, (born 9 February American football player. ... Thomas Franklin McDonald (born July 26, 1934) was a great running back for the University of Oklahoma. ... Thomas Jefferson Brookshier (b. ... Palmer Edward Pete Retzlaff (b. ... Thomas Allen Brown (b. ... Jerald Grant Sisemore (b. ... Stanley Peter Walters (b. ... Ronald Vincent Jaws Jaworski (born March 23, 1951 in Lackawanna, New York) is a former American football player and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. // In the spring of 1977, Jaworski was traded by the Rams to the Philadelphia Eagles for former All-Pro tight end Charle Young; the trade... Bill Bradley was a defensive back in the NFL. He played with the Philadelphia Eagles for most of his career. ... Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. ... Mike Quick (born May 15, 1959) is a former American football wide receiver who played his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles (1982-1990). ... Jerome Brown is a former American football player who played defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ... Otho L. Davis (b. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ...


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ACU Sports News (538 words)
Montgomery scored 37 touchdowns in his freshman season of 1973 at ACU, leading the Wildcats to the NAIA Division I national championship.
Montgomery went on to earn all-Pro honors with the Philadelphia Eagles, who drafted him in the sixth round of the 1977 NFL Draft.
Montgomery, who ran for more than 1,200 yards three times for the Eagles, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and is now the running backs coach for the St. Louis Rams.
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