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Joe Montana’s son transfers to West Virginia Wesleyan

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My home state of West Virginia is filling up with the immediate family members of Hall of Fame quarterbacks.

The brother of future Hall of Famer Brett Favre already is working for a casino in the northern tip of the state.  Now, the son of Hall of Famer Joe Montana will transfer to West Virginia Wesleyan, a Division II school situated roughly 40 miles the spot in my basement where I sit when I type up these stories for your information and/or amusement and/or pity.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that Nate Montana will transfer to the school located in Buckhannon, West Virginia.  And if it’s good enough to make it near the top of the stack on the league-owned website, it’s good enough for our humble and stubbornly independent operation.

Nate Montana started his college football career at Notre Dame and then transferred to Montana.

Apparently, there’s no Nate University.

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31 Responses to “Joe Montana’s son transfers to West Virginia Wesleyan”
  1. tatum064 says: May 16, 2012 11:43 PM

    Sometimes it just isnt in the genes. Maybe the kid had too much pressure his entire life. Soon to be out of football to be sure, if he isn’t already. Those fans at ND turned on him as soon as he struggled.

    Good luck, Nate. It may sound like a cliche, but there’s more to life than football.

  2. rtl1984 says: May 16, 2012 11:46 PM

    Mel kiper claims him to be the first overall pick

  3. fm31970 says: May 16, 2012 11:52 PM

    Not sure if Dad Joe wore #16 at ND, but talk about putting additional pressure on yourself by wearing it.

  4. mmmpierogi says: May 16, 2012 11:59 PM

    “Apparently, there’s no Nate University.”

    Har har har.

  5. sledgehorn says: May 17, 2012 12:30 AM

    He should just transfer to UCLA for the media circus of playing with Jerry Rice Jr.

  6. greatminnesotasportsmind says: May 17, 2012 12:33 AM

    rtl1984 says:
    May 16, 2012 11:46 PM
    Mel kiper claims him to be the first overall pick

    I’m no GM, but I think Zack Morris, errrrr I mean Matt Barkley would be the one to put my money on as the first QB selected next April. And I have a feeling it will be the Vikings that take him because Christian Ponder will struggle because they have nobody to throw the ball to (except Percy Harvin) and 2 crippled running backs. This years 3-13 might have us thinking “remember last year when we were better and at least won 3 games? Man, I’d kill for 3 wins this year.” At least we know the Packers will go 15-1, heck 16-0 and choke in the divisional round again.

  7. mjay424 says: May 17, 2012 12:43 AM

    Sometimes kids of great athletes do well, sometimes they become great and yeah, sometimes they fail.

    Of course, they had different genetics from different parents, may not have the same drive, and oh yeah…aren’t the same person as pops.

    Nate just hopes to be good enough to play elsewhere, wants that experience. At Notre Dame, it was unlikely to happen.

    Wish him and the Irish well.

  8. pacificamjr says: May 17, 2012 1:31 AM

    Sometimes it just isnt in the genes. Maybe the kid had too much pressure his entire life. Soon to be out of football to be sure, if he isn’t already. Those fans at ND turned on him as soon as he struggled.

    Good luck, Nate. It may sound like a cliche, but there’s more to life than football.
    aw c’mon! WVW wont matter when he’s sitting in QB camp with Chucky!

  9. blue18hutthutt says: May 17, 2012 1:50 AM

    The resemblance is amazing

  10. gothwolf says: May 17, 2012 2:10 AM

    He just needs a gimmicky youtube video next year.

  11. fijabbersman345 says: May 17, 2012 2:11 AM

    But look at his impeccable throwing motion. Kiper has him going #1 overall since McShay said he would fall out of the top 40 picks. Oh wait, that’s another Notre Dame QB I’m thinking of…

  12. mullman7675 says: May 17, 2012 3:38 AM

    Being the son of Joe Montana AND trying to play QB? Tall order. Maybe he should’ve looked into playing safety or wide receiver instead.

  13. skoobyfl says: May 17, 2012 3:52 AM

    Obscure news for here, what a suprise.

  14. whistler121 says: May 17, 2012 4:16 AM

    His only accomplishment in Missoula was to get stopped for a DUI — Oh, forgot that qualifies him for the NFL!

    The Montana’s, Joe and Jennifer, should forget about football for him, and help him grow up and get his life together.

  15. jimmysee says: May 17, 2012 4:31 AM

    Life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue.

  16. omegadawg4 says: May 17, 2012 5:46 AM

    Is he afraid of competition? Seems like you have a once before big fish now swimming with bigger fish.

  17. duanethomas says: May 17, 2012 6:58 AM

    “Kid”, as Mick told Rocky tits time to go home” I hope he doesn’t get black lung from inhaling all that coal in the air.

  18. rickrock6661982 says: May 17, 2012 6:59 AM

    Well, it’s a step up from Notre Dame

  19. hades304 says: May 17, 2012 7:48 AM

    Guess I know have a reason to go watch a few WVW games this years. The field(they have no stadium) is practically in my backyard.

  20. EJ says: May 17, 2012 7:54 AM

    Joe wants his son as the clear starter and being in South Bend that wasn’t happening. A transfer should give him a shot at starting. Regardless of the division, Nate Montana will be taken by someone in the draft with the very slim hope he still ends up like his father. Sometimes it is a strong bloodline that keeps a last name popular, but in this case, Joe just ended up being special, very special.

  21. kelmcc says: May 17, 2012 9:10 AM

    Interesting stories out of ND.

  22. hornbuckle says: May 17, 2012 9:12 AM

    ALMOST heaven.

  23. 11jlacy says: May 17, 2012 9:55 AM

    Maybe nate cant hang with the big boys?

  24. rc33 says: May 17, 2012 10:53 AM

    Buckhannon, West Virginia.
    I know that place from years of subscribing to the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

  25. steviemo says: May 17, 2012 11:14 AM

    One kid, three high schools, three colleges? Sounds pretty weird to me.

    The grass is always greener, right, Joe???

  26. thatwvwckid says: May 17, 2012 11:44 AM

    If he is looking to make it to the NFL, West Virginia Wesleyan is not the place to go. It’s a D2 college with 1400 people and with very few competitive opponents.

  27. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 17, 2012 11:54 AM

    He should have stayed at Montana. With “Montana” written on both the front and the back of the jersey, defenders wouldn’t have known which direction he was going.

  28. exibitsman says: May 17, 2012 1:09 PM

    @fm3197 Montana wore #3 when he was at Notre dame

  29. 11jlacy says: May 17, 2012 1:18 PM

    Pressure do bust pipes wow.

  30. amandalhayden says: Jul 23, 2012 3:38 PM

    Has anyone thought that maybe he just wants to play football? Maybe he doesn’t want to go pro? Being under scrutiny all the time might not be what he wants. If he wants to come to Wesleyan, us students here will welcome him whether he plays or not.

    I don’t see what the big deal is about where he plays. If you are going to any college for the sole purpose of playing football, you don’t have your priorities straight. Your education should come first. Nate is making a great decision by coming to a great school.

    @duanethomas West Virginia is more than just mountains and coal mines. There is not a single coal mine in or around Buckhannon. So stop worrying about his lungs and start worrying about how stereotyping sometimes makes you look like an idiot.

  31. momhometown says: Nov 9, 2012 12:41 PM

    Football today is so highly competitive and not having many open slots, I am sure that a quarterback who really desires to play will search for an opportunity.

    I find it very interesting that Nate Montana is in Buckhannon, WV. This was my mom’s hometown. I always thought of it as such a small town that few people would even be aware of it. I have not always been a fan of football, but became a fan of Joe Montana in the 80’s.

    I am only sorry that he has just one year there. I wish Nate all the best.

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