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Joe Montana

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
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Profession: NFL Quarterback

United States of America

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
Birthplace: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini

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

  • 1982-01-10 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27; "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes fingertip catch for a TD from Joe Montana with 58" remaining; SF goes on to win Super Bowl
  • 1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI, Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, MI: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB
  • 1984-09-23 NFL San Francisco 49er quarterback Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
  • 1985-01-20 Super Bowl XIX, Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA: San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB
  • 1987-11-29 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes
  • 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, 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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