Joe Montana’s Son Tries Out For the NFLBy: Sean Patterson - April 9, 2013
It can be hard following for children following in the footsteps of a parent. However, when that parent is NFL legend Joe Montana, following in his footsteps could be all but impossible. Not that Nate Montana isn’t trying.
According to an NFL.com report, Nate Montana was part of the NFL Super Regional Combine this week at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Unfortunately, analysts are calling Nate a “long shot” who has a “weak throwing arm.”
Nate Montana went to Notre Dame, his father’s alma mater, in 2008 and joined the football team as a walk-on. The quarterback found himself lacking in play time, and transferred to Pasadena City College in 2009, where he red-shirted for one year. He went back to Notre Dame in 2010, before transferring twice more, to the University of Montana in 2011 and West Virginia Wesleyan in 2012.
During his year with West Virginia Wesleyan, Nate racked up 2480 passing yards and 19 touchdowns with the Division II program. As slim as his chances are of making a career in the NFL, it’s clear that his passions lie in football.