Joe Montana

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana Full Name: Joe Montana


Profession: NFL Quarterback
Why Famous: After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame, he started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 seasons and won four Super Bowls and three Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards, the only player to have been named Super Bowl MVP three times.

Born: June 11, 1956 (62 years old)
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, USA

Married Life

  • 1981-07-01 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo
  • 1985-02-24 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

Historical Events in the Life of Joe Montana

  • 1982-01-10 "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)
  • 1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1984-09-23 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
  • 1985-01-20 Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1987-11-29 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
  • 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1990-10-14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)
  • 1991-08-20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million
  • 1995-04-18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football
  • 1997-12-15 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16

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