Michael Montgomery

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Michael Montgomery
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Montgomery in action in a 2008 preseason game.
No. 96
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-18) August 18, 1983 (age 31)
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
Last played in 2011 for the Las Vegas Locomotives
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 122
Sacks 5.0
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Michael Lewis Montgomery, II (born August 18, 1983) is a former gridiron football defensive end. 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 was also a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas Locomotives and Montreal Alouettes.

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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