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Joe Montana
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Joe Montana in his later years at an ESPN set.
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Personal information
Date of birth: June 11, 1956 (1956-06-11) (ageĀ 64)
New Eagle, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Debuted in 1979
Last played in 1994
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 8x Pro Bowl selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)
  • 7x All-Pro selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 3x Super Bowl MVP (1981, 1984, 1989)
  • 4x Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)
  • 2x AP NFL MVP (1989, 1990)
  • 1989 PFWA NFL MVP
  • 1989 NEA NFL MVP
  • 1989 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 1986 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 1981 UPI NFC Player of the Year
  • 1979 Cotton Bowl MVP
  • 1989 Bert Bell Award
Career NFL statistics
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr. (born June 11, 1956) is a retired American Hall of Fame football player. He played as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. With the San Francisco 49ers, he won four Super Bowls. He was named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times. Some people think of him as "The Greatest Quarterback of All Time". Montana began his career playing for the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He broke many records while playing for San Francisco. His main receiver was Jerry Rice, who is also in the Hall of Fame.

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