Greg Montgomery Wiki – Biography
Greg Montgomery Jr. was a National Football League punter. He spent nine years in the NFL with the Houston Oilers (1988–1993), Detroit Lions (1994), and Baltimore Ravens (1996–1997). Born in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in Little Silver and Shrewsbury, NJ, his first love was hockey. He also excelled in football, baseball, soccer, and golf. He was a 2 sport Varsity athlete from RBRHS; baseball a pitcher and football a middle linebacker turned punter/kicker due to an injury.
Montgomery played football at Red Bank Regional High School, where he had hoped to be a linebacker rather than a punter. He was the first punter to ever receive a full-ride scholarship to Penn State University, under Joe Paterno. He was later inducted into the RBRHS Hall of Fame.
After one season at Penn State, he transferred to his father’s Alma mater, Michigan State University, where he donned the same number #23 as his dad did in the ’50s as a QB. As a Spartan, Greg was named All American-twice, All-Big 10-three times, and eventually All-Time Best Punter in MSU history. Some highlights of Greg’s MSU years were: 1) being able to play with his brother Steve #43, 2) an 86 yard punt making MSU history, and 3) holding for the winning field goal in the 1988 Rose Bowl.
Drafted in the 3rd round as a #72 pick overall in the 1988 NFL draft, Greg signed with the Houston Oilers. Greg also played for the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Ravens over the course of his career. His accomplishments as an NFL punter include being named All-Pro and playing in the 1994 Pro Bowl, All AFC-twice, and All-Time Best Punter by The Oilers. The NFL Players Association recognized Greg twice for their Mackey Award as the AFC’s Leading Punter. After retiring, Greg coached punters from the high school level all the way through to the NFL level.
Greg Montgomery Age
Greg Montgomery was born on October 29, 1964, in Morristown, New Jersey, United States. He died on August 23, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was 55 years old.
Greg Montgomery was the son of Gregory and Diane (Stephens) Montgomery. He had two brothers, Charles S. Montgomery (Steve) and Margot Montgomery Moran.
Greg Montgomery Death
Greg Montgomery died on August 23, 2020, at age 55, according to an obituary posted by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids.
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According to Greg Montgomery’s obituary posted by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids, Greg Montgomery “was outspoken and bravely told his story about his struggle with bipolar disorder, to help stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. He, unfortunately, succumbed to his illness he bravely combatted for many years.”
Cause of Death
Greg Montgomery’s cause of death was not revealed.
Greg’s net worth is unclear.