Michael Montgomery

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Michael Montgomery
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Montgomery in action in a 2008 preseason game.
No. 53     Montreal Alouettes
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-18) August 18, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Carthage, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 282 lb (128 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Debuted in 2005 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles 121
Sacks 5.0
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Lewis Montgomery, II (born August 18, 1983) is a gridiron football defensive end for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.

Montgomery has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

College career[edit]

Montgomery was born in Carthage, Texas and attended Center High School in Center, Texas. He played college football at Navarro Junior College and Texas A&M. He started his career at Navarro where he played for two years recording 131 tackles and six sacks. Before his junior year he transferred to Texas A&M where he recorded 123 tackles, seven sacks, and one interception, and earned first-team All-Big 12 honors.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Montgomery was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. For the first three years of his career he was used mainly as a backup defensive end.

During the 2008 season, after the Packers lost starting defensive end Cullen Jenkins due to injury and released Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Montgomery along with rookie Jeremy Thompson split time starting at defensive end. He finished the season starting eight games.

After becoming an unrestricted free agent after 2008, Montgomery re-signed with the Packers on March 23, 2009.[1] During the season he recorded only two tackles in 10 games.

Montgomery was released on March 5, 2010.[2] In five years with the team he started eight of 56 games, recording 123 tackles and five sacks.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Montgomery signed with the Minnesota Vikings on March 29, 2010.[3] The Vikings released Montgomery on September 4, 2010, as the team made final cuts to set its 53-man roster.[4]

Second stint with Packers[edit]

Montgomery again joined the Packers on October 15, 2010.[5] He was later released on November 2, 2010 after appearing in only two games for Green Bay.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Packers Re-Sign DE Montgomery
  2. ^ Packers Release S Giordano And DE Montgomery
  3. ^ Montgomery agrees to deal with Vikings
  4. ^ Vikings waive Javon Walker, 4 other wide receivers
  5. ^ "Montgomery re-signs with Packers after LB Barnett goes on IR", NFL.com (National Football League), October 15, 2010, archived from the original on November 2, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010 
  6. ^ "Packers Release DE Montgomery", Packers.com (Green Bay Packers), November 2, 2010, archived from the original on November 2, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010 

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