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Justin Montgomery
92  Justin Montgomery
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smith Center, Kan.

High School:
Smith Center HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 281

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
03/01/1981

Experience:
1L

2001 (Sophomore) - Played in nine games on the defensive line, including six starts at tackle against USC (9/8), New Mexico State (9/22), Oklahoma (9/29), Colorado (10/6) and Texas Tech (10/13)... Credited with 25 total tackles, including 15 solo stops... Ranked second on the team with 11 QB hurries, trailing leader Melvin Williams by one... Registered at least one QBH in seven of the nine games he played... Also totaled two PBUs and one forced fumble... Posted three tackles, including one TFL, one QBH and a forced fumble in the opener against USC (9/8)... Had a season-best three QBHs at Oklahoma to go with four tackles... Turned in a career-high eight tackles vs. Colorado, including a career-best four solo stops... Collected four tackles, one QBH and one PBU against Louisiana Tech (11/17)... Added another four tackles, including one TFL, against Missouri (11/24).

2000 (Freshman) - Played in five games as redshirt freshman... Finished season with three solo tackles... Had one each vs. Louisiana Tech (9/2), North Texas (9/23) and Kansas (10/7)... Also credited with one QB hurry.

1999 - Redshirt season after choosing to attend K-State on scholarship during the summer.

Smith Center HS - Three-year starter for the Redmen as a fullback and linebacker, while also kicking... Lettered four years in football, wrestling and track at Smith Center... Helped Redmen to 1997 second-place finish in 3A with 13-1 record and 1998 sub-state runner-up with 12-1 mark... Earned All Mid-Continent League honors in 1997 and as first-team selection in 1998 as fullback, linebacker and kicker... Associated Press Top 11 in Kansas pick... All-Tribland Player of the Year by the Hastings, Neb., Tribune... Salina Journal All-Area team selection... Hays Daily News All-Area team... Topeka Capital-Journal All-3A Team... Kansas City Star Top 25 Kansas-Missouri players... Hastings Tribune Top 20 Kansas-Nebraska players... CNN-Sports Illustrated/PrepStar All-America team selection... Kansas Shrine Bowl selection for West team... Selected as captain for Shrine Bowl... High school football coach was Roger Barta...

In wrestling, placed third in the state as a junior and second as a senior in 215-pound class... Earned all-state honors in wrestling... Helped Redmen to Mid-Continent League Championship for first time in school history in 1998-99 and third place at Kansas State Tournament... Individually, qualified for state in 1997, placed first in regional and third in state as a junior and placed first in league, first in regional and second in state as a senior with a 34-1 record... Set school record with 26 pins in one season, longest winning streak and with most match points to earn All-State honors... In track, helped 4x100 relay team place third in state as a junior and second in state as a senior, while qualifying for state in shot put as a junior.

Personal - Born March 1, 1981... Parents are Raymond and Jean Montgomery... Four-year member of the Smith Center High SADD and KAYS Clubs... Hails from same high school as former three-time K-State captains Brooks Barta and Mark Simoneau... Is a cousin of former K-State All-American Mark Simoneau.