Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. aka “the comeback kid” aka “Joe Cool” was an American gridiron football quarterback who wore the number 16 and number 19 jerseys and played for San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League (NFL). He is regarded to be one of the best quarterbacks who has won 4 super bowls in his career and is the first ever player to be named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times.
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Biography and Early Life
Joseph was born on June 11, 1956 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, a borough of Washington County. His father, Joseph Clifford Montana Sr. taught him the beautiful game of football. He started playing youth football at the tender age of 8. His father would enroll him as a 9 year-old to meet the minimum age requirement because he didn’t want to let down his son’s enthusiasm.
Joseph belonged to a family whose roots were Italian-American. Montana is an Americanized form of the surname Montani. His mother was Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana. Joseph spent most of his childhood in the coal-mining city of Monogahela.
Joseph had a knack for outdoor ball games even as a child. He took interest in baseball and basketball. He began playing basketball in a local team that was created by his father Montana Sr. Basketball soon became his favorite sport.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Joe Montana in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joe Montana’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 11 June 1956. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 205 lbs in Pound and 93kg in Kilograms.
Joe Montana did his early schooling from Waverly Elementary and moved on to pursue his secondary education from Finleyville Junior High and Ringgold High School. When he was a student of Ringgold , Montana led their school basketball team to a victory at the 1973 WPIAL class AAA boys’ basketball championship. He was recognized as an all-state player.
He also got a basketball scholarship that was offered to him by North Carolina State. Montana turned down the scholarship because he wanted his future to be in football. He started off as a backup for Ringgold Rams’ (their school team). He played as a quarterback. After two years, he was named for their All- American team.
Perhaps Montana’s match with the Monessen High school during his junior years is the milestone that shaped his future. His outstanding performance led Notre Dame to offer a scholarship. He accepted the scholarship and made his parents proud. After he graduated, Ringgold renamed their football stadium as “Joe Montana stadium”.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Joe Montana’s romantic life has been as eventful as his professional career. He got married to his high school sweetheart when he was only 18 and playing for Notre Dame. He and his girlfriend Kim Mosses tied the knot in 1974. Unfortunately enough, their marriage ended after three years. After 30 years of their marriage, Joe filed a lawsuit against her for selling and publicizing mementos he sent to her during their initial years.
After four years, Montana was remarried. This time to Cass Castillo in 1981 who was a flight attendant. However, their marriage too, came to a blunt end in 1984.
Montana is now married to Jennifer Wallace, whom he met while shooting an ad for Schick Razor. Jennifer is a former model. He proposed to her in a much memorable way. The couple has four children, Alexandra and her sister Elizabeth and two boys Nathaniel and Nicholas.
Is Joe Montana Gay?
Concerning Joseph Montana’s sexual orientation, he is straight and is married with four children. So there is no doubt about his sexual orientation.
Initially, Montana was a backup player for the San Francisco 49ers. The season of 1981 was a turning point for Montana, where guided by Montana’s strong performance, San Francisco finished at the top. Montana went on to play 14 seasons with the 49ers.
Montana’s greatest gift was to remain calm under pressure. He helped his team to 31 forth quarter come-from-behind wins. The 1981 NFC game was the career turning moment for him. He was the man of the match. This later came to be famously known as the catch”, a legendary moment which will echo in the heart of American football fans forever.
The Comeback Kid’s best career highlights are the record for most passes without interception (122 in four games) and all-time highest passer rating of 127.8.
Talking about Joe’s awards you will surely be impressed. Some of them are as follows. He won the Super Bowl four times and was made the Most valuable Player in three Super Bowl seasons. Joe was also the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. There many more awards and trophies to his name which will make you awe struck.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joe Montana in 2021
Joe Montana has always been business savvy and keen on investing his riches he earned from his performances. He has used his brand name wisely, and has made a mini empire of wealth for himself and his family. His net worth stands at $110 million as of 2021.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Montana is a big fan of the comic strip legend Charlie Brown, who relentlessly tries to kick a football that his rival Lucy pulls away before he can make contact.
Joe Montana has “co-written” and authorized 3 books about himself.
Montana considers himself fortunate enough to be a member of the last class recruited by legendary Irish coach Ara Parseghian. While at Notre Dame, he wore a number 3 jersey, a number worn previously by many renowned Irish Quarterbacks throughout the years.
The 49ers retired the number 16 jersey, which was worn by Montana after he was traded for the Kansas City Chiefs. Joseph Montana is ranked 3 on ‘The Sporting News’ list of “Football’s 100 Greatest Players”. We all hope that the young players learn from his game techniques and reproduce them in their game. Hope to see more Joe Montana to be born in the field.
Facts of Joseph Clifford Montana Jr.
- Gender Male
- full nameJoseph Clifford Montana Jr.
- birthplaceNew Eagle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Date of Birth June 11, 1956
- Age 65 years 4 months
- Horoscope Gemini
- Lucky Number 11
- Lucky Stone Agate
- Lucky Color Yellow
- Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
- net worth$110 million
- professionAmerican football quarterback
- weightIn Kilograms – 93 Kg, In Pounds – 205 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
- hair colorBlonde
- eye colorBrown
- high schoolWaverly Elementary School