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Joe Montana

Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (Joe Cool)

Position: QB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 200 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: June 11, 1956 in New Eagle, PA
High School: Ringgold
College: Notre Dame   (school history)    (Montana college stats)
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 3rd round (82nd overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 123 (25th overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2000

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Joe Montana's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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31 fourth quarter comebacks, 33 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1980 14 1980-12-07 24-179 SFO NOR W 38-35 24 36 66.67 285 2 0 109.1 7.92 9.03 4 13 3.25 1 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
2 1981 9 1981-11-01 25-143 SFO @ PIT W 17-14 22 37 59.46 205 1 2 61.2 5.54 3.65 4 12 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
3 1981 12 1981-11-22 25-164 SFO @ RAM W 33-31 19 30 63.33 283 0 1 80.3 9.43 7.93 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
4 1981 18 1982-01-10 25-213 SFO DAL W 28-27 22 35 62.86 286 3 3 81.4 8.17 6.03 3 -5 -1.67 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
5 1982 5 1982-12-02 26-174 SFO @ RAM W 30-24 26 37 70.27 305 2 0 113.0 8.24 9.32 5 -7 -1.40 0 4QC / GWD
6 1982 8 1982-12-26 26-198 SFO @ KAN W 26-13 20 35 57.14 253 0 2 56.0 7.23 4.66 4 41 10.25 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
7 1983 4 1983-09-25 27-106 SFO ATL W 24-20 27 32 84.38 261 3 2 105.9 8.16 7.22 4 19 4.75 0 4QC / GWD
8 1983 8 1983-10-23 27-134 SFO @ RAM W 45-35 25 39 64.10 358 3 0 119.4 9.18 10.72 5 8 1.60 0 4QC
9 1983 17 1983-12-31 27-203 SFO DET W 24-23 18 31 58.06 201 1 1 74.8 6.48 5.68 3 16 5.33 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
10 1984 1 1984-09-02 28-083 SFO @ DET W 30-27 16 25 64.00 188 1 0 100.1 7.52 8.32 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
11 1984 10 1984-11-04 28-146 SFO CIN W 23-17 27 42 64.29 301 2 4 61.8 7.17 3.83 3 -5 -1.67 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
12 1985 15 1985-12-15 29-187 SFO @ NOR W 31-19 25 38 65.79 354 3 1 111.1 9.32 9.71 7 23 3.29 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
13 1986 15 1986-12-14 30-186 SFO @ NWE W 29-24 14 25 56.00 202 0 1 65.7 8.08 6.28 7 5 0.71 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
14 1987 2 1987-09-20 31-101 SFO @ CIN W 27-26 21 37 56.76 250 3 0 104.6 6.76 8.38 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
15 1987 5 1987-10-18 31-129 SFO STL W 34-28 31 39 79.49 334 4 2 115.2 8.56 8.31 5 19 3.80 0 4QC / GWD
16 1987 6 1987-10-25 31-136 SFO @ NOR W 24-22 18 32 56.25 256 3 0 113.5 8.00 9.88 4 3 0.75 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
17 1988 2 1988-09-11 32-092 SFO @ NYG W 20-17 10 18 55.56 148 1 0 101.2 8.22 9.33 1 0 0.00 0 4QC / GWD
18 1988 7 1988-10-16 32-127 SFO @ RAM W 24-21 21 31 67.74 203 0 1 72.4 6.55 5.10 2 7 3.50 0 4QC / GWD
19 1988 19 1989-01-22 32-225 SFO N CIN W 20-16 23 36 63.89 357 2 0 115.2 9.92 11.03 4 13 3.25 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
20 1989 2 1989-09-17 33-098 SFO @ TAM W 20-16 25 39 64.10 266 1 2 71.1 6.82 5.03 9 21 2.33 1 4QC / GWD
21 1989 3 1989-09-24 33-105 SFO @ PHI W 38-28 25 34 73.53 428 5 1 142.8 12.59 14.21 4 14 3.50 0 4QC / GWD
22 1989 5 1989-10-08 33-119 SFO @ NOR W 24-20 21 29 72.41 291 3 0 138.7 10.03 12.10 1 11 11.00 0 4QC / GWD
23 1989 12 1989-11-27 33-169 SFO NYG W 34-24 27 33 81.82 292 3 0 133.8 8.85 10.67 3 15 5.00 0 GWD
24 1989 14 1989-12-11 33-183 SFO @ RAM W 30-27 30 42 71.43 458 3 2 111.0 10.90 10.19 7 12 1.71 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
25 1990 1 1990-09-10 34-091 SFO @ NOR W 13-12 26 43 60.47 210 1 1 70.9 4.88 4.30 3 14 4.67 0 4QC / GWD
26 1990 4 1990-10-07 34-118 SFO @ HOU W 24-21 20 28 71.43 318 3 1 129.8 11.36 11.89 2 5 2.50 0 4QC / GWD
27 1990 7 1990-10-28 34-139 SFO CLE W 20-17 17 37 45.95 185 1 2 47.7 5.00 3.11 5 32 6.40 0 GWD
28 1990 8 1990-11-04 34-146 SFO @ GNB W 24-20 25 40 62.50 411 3 0 122.0 10.28 11.78 6 13 2.17 0 GWD
29 1990 13 1990-12-09 34-181 SFO @ CIN W 20-17 19 26 73.08 185 0 1 76.6 7.12 5.38 2 16 8.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
30 1993 6 1993-10-17 37-128 KAN @ SDG W 17-14 21 39 53.85 284 1 1 75.2 7.28 6.64 3 -2 -0.67 0 4QC / GWD
31 1993 17 1994-01-08 37-211 KAN PIT W 27-24 28 43 65.12 276 1 0 90.8 6.42 6.88 4 13 3.25 0 4QC / GWD
32 1993 18 1994-01-16 37-219 KAN @ HOU W 28-20 22 38 57.89 299 3 2 87.5 7.87 7.08 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
33 1994 6 1994-10-17 38-128 KAN @ DEN W 31-28 34 54 62.96 393 3 1 95.7 7.28 7.56 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
34 1994 11 1994-11-20 38-162 KAN CLE W 20-13 19 33 57.58 169 1 0 81.5 5.12 5.73 4 -1 -0.25 0 4QC / GWD