Bill Montgomery

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For the English cricketer, see Bill Montgomery (cricketer).

William Acker "Bill" Montgomery (Born January 2, 1949 in McKinney, Texas) is a former American football player for The University of Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall Of Fame, The University of Arkansas All-Century Team, The University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor,[1] the SEC Football Legends, among others. After his football career, Bill became a successful businessman in Dallas, Texas.

College career[edit]

Montgomery leading the Hogs to victory against previously unbeaten Georgia in the 1969 Sugar Bowl.

After graduating from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, Montgomery was the starting quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1968, 1969 and 1970. At the conclusion of his career at Arkansas, he held virtually every record in the book including career touchdown passes (29), career passing yards (4590), single season passing yards (1662), single game passing yards (338), career completion percentage (.560), career total offense (5052 yd.), single season total offense (1834 yd.), single game total offense (360 yd.), career passing attempts (602), single season passing attempts (234), career completions (337), single season completions (134), career completion percentage (.560) and single game completion percentage (.800).[2]

The Razorbacks went 28-5 in three seasons with Montgomery as the quarterback, the highest winning percentage (.875) in the school's history over any three-year period.[2] Additionally, Arkansas won a share of the Southwest Conference title in 1968 and won the 1969 Sugar Bowl while Montgomery was under center. He was selected All-Southwest Conference in 1970. Perhaps most notably, Montgomery played for a national championship in The Big Shootout, the 1969 Texas vs. Arkansas football game (the game is also referred to as the "Game of The Century").

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