Greg Montgomery

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Greg Montgomery
Born:(1964-10-29)October 29, 1964
Morristown, New Jersey
Died:August 23, 2020(2020-08-23) (aged 55)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Career information
Position(s) Punter
College Michigan State
High school Red Bank Regional
(Little Silver, New Jersey)
NFL draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick 72
Career history
As player
1988–1993 Houston Oilers
1994 Detroit Lions
1996–1997 Baltimore Ravens
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1x (1993)

Greg Montgomery (October 29, 1964 – August 23, 2020) was a National Football League punter from (1988-1997) for the Houston Oilers, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens.

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Raised in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Montgomery played football at Red Bank Regional High School, where he had hoped to be a linebacker rather than a punter. [1]

In his nine NFL seasons, he led the NFL in yards per punt average three times (1990, 1992, 1993), was selected to one Pro Bowl and First-team All-Pro (1993), and finished his career with 22,831 punting yards and 120 punts inside the opponents 20 yard line. He is on the Michigan State University All-Time team. His longest punt 77 yards was with the Houston Oilers. [2]

Post Playing Career

In 2003 Montgomery started ZenPunt 5.0 and was the President/CEO. [3]

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References

  1. McKee, Sandra. "A level field Ravens: Punter Greg Montgomery has struggled with the emotional highs and lows of bipolar disorder, but so far, he has adjusted successfully", The Baltimore Sun , December 18, 1997. Accessed October 8, 2018. "Montgomery spent his early childhood in Shrewsbury, N.J., the son of a Wall Street investment banker.... At Red Bank (N.J.) High, he refused to wear his letter jacket his junior year because it had a 'P' on it for punter."
  2. "Greg Montgomery: Career Stats". NFL. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. "Linkedin". Gregory Montgomery. Retrieved 29 December 2013.