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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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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #2. Johnny Unitas… #3. Deacon Jones… #4. Jim Brown… #5. JOE MONTANA… #6. Steve Young… #7. Walter Payton… #8. Otto Graham… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1979 23 SFO qb 16 16 1 0-1-0 13 23 56.5 96 1 4.3 0 0.0 18 4.2 5.0 7.4 6.0 81.1 0 0 4.17 5.04 0.0 0
1980 24 SFO qb 16 15 7 2-5-0 176 273 64.5 1795 15 5.5 9 3.3 71 6.6 6.2 10.2 119.7 87.8 15 100 5.89 5.52 5.2 1 1 6
1981* 25 SFO QB 16 16 16 13-3-0 311 488 63.7 3565 19 3.9 12 2.5 78 7.3 7.0 11.5 222.8 88.4 26 193 6.56 6.25 5.1 3 3 12
1982 26 SFO QB 16 9 9 3-6-0 213 346 61.6 2613 17 4.9 11 3.2 55 7.6 7.1 12.3 290.3 88.0 20 166 6.69 6.26 5.5 2 2 16
1983* 27 SFO QB 16 16 16 10-6-0 332 515 64.5 3910 26 5.0 12 2.3 77 7.6 7.6 11.8 244.4 94.6 33 224 6.73 6.69 6.0 3 2 17
1984* 28 SFO QB 16 16 15 14-1-0 279 432 64.6 3630 28 6.5 10 2.3 80 8.4 8.7 13.0 226.9 102.9 22 138 7.69 7.93 4.8 2 2 16
1985* 29 SFO QB 16 15 15 9-6-0 303 494 61.3 3653 27 5.5 13 2.6 73 7.4 7.3 12.1 243.5 91.3 35 246 6.44 6.36 6.6 1 1 13
1986 30 SFO QB 16 8 8 6-2-0 191 307 62.2 2236 8 2.6 9 2.9 48 7.3 6.5 11.7 279.5 80.7 12 95 6.71 5.94 3.8 1 1 7
1987*+ 31 SFO QB 16 13 11 10-1-0 266 398 66.8 3054 31 7.8 13 3.3 57 7.7 7.8 11.5 234.9 102.1 22 158 6.90 6.98 5.2 3 3 15
1988 32 SFO QB 16 14 13 8-5-0 238 397 59.9 2981 18 4.5 10 2.5 96 7.5 7.3 12.5 212.9 87.9 34 223 6.40 6.19 7.9 3 3 12
1989*+ 33 SFO QB 16 13 13 11-2-0 271 386 70.2 3521 26 6.7 8 2.1 95 9.1 9.5 13.0 270.8 112.4 33 198 7.93 8.31 7.9 4 5 17
1990*+ 34 SFO QB 16 15 15 14-1-0 321 520 61.7 3944 26 5.0 16 3.1 78 7.6 7.2 12.3 262.9 89.0 29 153 6.91 6.54 5.3 3 5 14
1992 36 SFO 16 1 0 15 21 71.4 126 2 9.5 0 0.0 17 6.0 7.9 8.4 126.0 118.4 1 8 5.36 7.18 4.5 1
1993* 37 KAN QB 19 11 11 8-3-0 181 298 60.7 2144 13 4.4 7 2.3 50 7.2 7.0 11.8 194.9 87.4 12 61 6.72 6.54 3.9 3 3 9
1994 38 KAN QB 19 14 14 9-5-0 299 493 60.6 3283 16 3.2 9 1.8 57 6.7 6.5 11.0 234.5 83.6 19 132 6.15 5.99 3.7 2 2 9
Career 192 164 117-47-0 3409 5391 63.2 40551 273 5.1 139 2.6 96 7.5 7.4 11.9 211.2 92.3 313 2095 6.74 6.60 5.5 31 33 164
13 yrs SFO 167 139 100-39-0 2929 4600 63.7 35124 244 5.3 123 2.7 96 7.6 7.5 12.0 210.3 93.5 282 1902 6.80 6.67 5.8 26 28 146
2 yrs KAN 25 25 17-8-0 480 791 60.7 5427 29 3.7 16 2.0 57 6.9 6.7 11.3 217.1 85.0 31 193 6.37 6.20 3.8 5 5 18

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1981 (3-0), 1983 (1-1), 1984 (3-0), 1985 (0-1), 1986 (0-1), 1987 (0-1), 1988 (3-0), 1989 (3-0), 1990 (1-1), 1993 (2-1), 1994 (0-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1981 (1),1983 (1),1988 (1),1993 (2)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1981 (1),1983 (1),1988 (1),1993 (2)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1980 24 SFO qb 16 15 7 2-5-0 273 91 99 106 110 132 116 116 111 123
1981* 25 SFO QB 16 16 16 13-3-0 488 106 113 116 119 127 96 126 112 122
1982 26 SFO QB 16 9 9 3-6-0 346 110 114 115 117 118 108 115 111 118
1983* 27 SFO QB 16 16 16 10-6-0 515 109 116 119 122 125 109 125 112 124
1984* 28 SFO QB 16 16 15 14-1-0 432 127 135 133 138 128 125 124 120 134
1985* 29 SFO QB 16 15 15 9-6-0 494 107 111 117 119 121 116 119 109 122
1986 30 SFO QB 16 8 8 6-2-0 307 106 118 106 113 127 82 115 124 108
1987*+ 31 SFO QB 16 13 11 10-1-0 398 115 120 123 127 139 139 110 113 136
1988 32 SFO QB 16 14 13 8-5-0 397 111 108 116 115 116 104 119 95 117
1989*+ 33 SFO QB 16 13 13 11-2-0 386 145 138 145 141 152 132 123 95 149
1990*+ 34 SFO QB 16 15 15 14-1-0 520 113 117 115 117 120 112 108 111 118
1993* 37 KAN QB 19 11 11 8-3-0 298 108 116 114 119 108 108 116 119 114
1994 38 KAN QB 19 14 14 9-5-0 493 98 105 105 109 108 93 120 117 107
Career 192 164 117-47-0 5391

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1979 23 SFO qb 16 16 1 3 22 0 13 7.3 1.4 0.2 22 0 1
1980 24 SFO qb 16 15 7 32 77 2 11 2.4 5.1 2.1 77 2 4
1981* 25 SFO QB 16 16 16 25 95 2 20 3.8 5.9 1.6 95 2 2
1982 26 SFO QB 16 9 9 30 118 1 21 3.9 13.1 3.3 118 1 4
1983* 27 SFO QB 16 16 16 61 284 2 18 4.7 17.8 3.8 284 2 3
1984* 28 SFO QB 16 16 15 39 118 2 15 3.0 7.4 2.4 118 2 4
1985* 29 SFO QB 16 15 15 42 153 3 16 3.6 10.2 2.8 153 3 5
1986 30 SFO QB 16 8 8 17 38 0 17 2.2 4.8 2.1 38 0 3
1987*+ 31 SFO QB 16 13 11 35 141 1 20 4.0 10.8 2.7 141 1 3
1988 32 SFO QB 16 14 13 38 132 3 15 3.5 9.4 2.7 132 3 3
1989*+ 33 SFO QB 16 13 13 49 227 3 19 4.6 17.5 3.8 227 3 9
1990*+ 34 SFO QB 16 15 15 40 162 1 20 4.1 10.8 2.7 162 1 4
1992 36 SFO 16 1 0 3 28 0 16 9.3 28.0 3.0 28 0 0
1993* 37 KAN QB 19 11 11 25 64 0 17 2.6 5.8 2.3 64 0 1
1994 38 KAN QB 19 14 14 18 17 0 13 0.9 1.2 1.3 17 0 7
Career 192 164 457 1676 20 21 3.7 8.7 2.4 1676 20 53
13 yrs SFO 167 139 414 1595 20 21 3.9 9.6 2.5 1595 20 45
2 yrs KAN 25 25 43 81 0 17 1.9 3.2 1.7 81 0 8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1979 23 SFO qb 16 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
1980 24 SFO qb 16 15 7 0 4 1 0 0
1981* 25 SFO QB 16 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
1982 26 SFO QB 16 9 9 0 4 2 -2 0
1983* 27 SFO QB 16 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
1984* 28 SFO QB 16 16 15 0 4 2 -3 0
1985* 29 SFO QB 16 15 15 0 5 3 -11 0
1986 30 SFO QB 16 8 8 0 3 0 0 0
1987*+ 31 SFO QB 16 13 11 0 3 2 -5 0
1988 32 SFO QB 16 14 13 0 3 1 -3 0
1989*+ 33 SFO QB 16 13 13 0 9 3 -3 0
1990*+ 34 SFO QB 16 15 15 0 4 0 0 0
1993* 37 KAN QB 19 11 11 0 1 0 -1 0
1994 38 KAN QB 19 14 14 0 7 1 -6 0
Career 192 164 0 53 16 -34 0
13 yrs SFO 167 139 0 45 15 -27 0
2 yrs KAN 25 25 0 8 1 -7 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1980 24 SFO qb 16 15 7 2 2 12
1981* 25 SFO QB 16 16 16 2 2 12
1982 26 SFO QB 16 9 9 1 1 6
1983* 27 SFO QB 16 16 16 2 2 12
1984* 28 SFO QB 16 16 15 2 2 12
1985* 29 SFO QB 16 15 15 3 3 18
1987*+ 31 SFO QB 16 13 11 1 1 6
1988 32 SFO QB 16 14 13 3 3 18
1989*+ 33 SFO QB 16 13 13 3 3 18
1990*+ 34 SFO QB 16 15 15 1 1 6
Career 192 164 20 20 120
13 yrs SFO 167 139 20 20 120
2 yrs KAN 25 25 0

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14 Ken Anderson, John Elway*, Roger Staubach*, Jim Kelly*, Fran Tarkenton*, Johnny Unitas*, Steve McNair, Brett Favre, Boomer Esiason, Mark Brunell
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1979 23 16 QB 10 51
1980 24 15 QB 134 25
1981 25 16 QB 216 22 6 58
1982 26 9 QB 168 107 1 10
1983 27 16 QB 277 102 1 9
1984 28 16 QB 261 80 4 18
1985 29 15 QB 261 80 1 9
1986 30 8 QB 107 23
1987 31 13 QB 240 120 2 5
1988 32 14 QB 202 24 7 40
1989 33 13 QB 270 77 3 19
1990 34 15 QB 252 72 3 9
1992 36 1 QB 16 54
1993 37 11 QB 130 18
1994 38 14 QB 181 12 77
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