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Joe Montana
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Montana in 2006
No. 16, 19
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: June 11, 1956 (1956-06-11) (age 65)
New Eagle, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Ringgold
(Carroll, Pennsylvania)
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XVI, XIX, XXIV)
  • Pro Bowl (1981, 1983–1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1981, 1984)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1989, 1990)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1989)
  • Bert Bell Award (1989)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1990)
  • 2× AP Athlete of the Year (1989, 1990)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1986)
  • 2× NFL passer rating leader (1987, 1989)
  • 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1982, 1987)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • San Francisco 49ers no. 16 retired
  • National champion (1977)
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts: 5,391
Pass completions: 3,409
Percentage: 63.2
TDINT: 273–139
Passing yards: 40,551
Passer rating: 92.3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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. 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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