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Sons of Joe Montana, Cris Carter hoping for NFL shot

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Among the 213 prospects who will work out over the next two days at the NFL’s Super Regional Combine at Cowboys Stadium will be the sons of two Hall of Famers.

Nate Montana, son of Joe Montana, and Duron Carter, son of Cris Carter, will be participating, according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com.

Nate Montana was the subject of a great deal of media and fan attention when he started his college career as a Notre Dame quarterback, just like his father. Unfortunately, unlike his father, Nate never had much success at Notre Dame. He ended up transferring to the University of Montana, then transferring once again to West Virginia Wesleyan.

And Duron Carter, like his father, started his college career as a receiver at Ohio State. But Carter transferred to Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas after academic problems at Ohio State, and although he later transferred to Alabama and then transferred one more time to Florida Atlantic, he never played for either of those schools because he had more academic problems.

Both Montana and Carter are extreme long shots to get drafted, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see either of them sign with some team as undrafted free agents. For Montana, Carter and the other 211 prospects at the Super Regional Combine, all they’re hoping for is a chance.

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  1. squared80 says: Apr 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    If they have even half the talent of their fathers, they’ll be in the NFL.

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Apr 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    nate will be way better than {IR}G3 WHICH IS’NT SAYING MUCH

  3. whatjusthapped says: Apr 6, 2013 3:53 PM

    I recall Montana actually got into a game on National TV, he was god awful, I actually felt sorry for him.

    He’s terrible and his upside isn’t vey high, that being said, the Vikings don’t seem to have very high standards themselves at QB so maybe he will sign there.

  4. radioactivechimp says: Apr 6, 2013 3:54 PM

    Neither one seems deserving of a roster spot. There are plenty of talented players available who have had great college careers.

  5. mazblast says: Apr 6, 2013 3:55 PM

    I’m a fan of Ohio State (never went there, but my school dropped football), and all I have to say is that if you have “academic problems” THERE, you really have academic problems.

    Both of these guys are names, not players. Bloodlines don’t count for much in the NFL, unless you’re an owner or coach.

  6. onbucky96 says: Apr 6, 2013 3:57 PM

    Sweet. Montana has been a bust. Carter had academic troubles at 2 schools. Nothing against Joe as he usually keeps his mouth shut. But Chris, instead of running your mouth on ESPN maybe you should have kept a better watch of your sons grades. Karma.

  7. billsboy88 says: Apr 6, 2013 3:58 PM

    After reading the headline, I concluded thar Joe Montana had a kid with Cris Carter.

  8. djstat says: Apr 6, 2013 4:06 PM

    Failure on the college field and classroom? Carter deserves no such shot.

  9. prmpft says: Apr 6, 2013 4:18 PM

    “stupid is as stupid does” – but can either of them play FOOTBALL??!! or are they gay – that may help them land a job theses days…

  10. deucedropper says: Apr 6, 2013 4:21 PM

    This is the one time I’ll ever say:

    Tebow > Montana

  11. rajbais says: Apr 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    You have no shot when you transfer out of a school whose name is the same as your last name.

    Nate Montana couldn’t play for Montana?

  12. hawkforlife says: Apr 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    Having watched one Montana son quit at UW and to read that another quit at 2 schools it seems that Joe didn’t teach them the quality of perseverance.

  13. jimiinpa says: Apr 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    squared80 says:Apr 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    If they have even half the talent of their fathers, they’ll be in the NFL.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx they don’t and they won”t

  14. rajbais says: Apr 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    Btw, did they have to pay $250 for their respective regional combines???

  15. lightcleric says: Apr 6, 2013 4:24 PM

    I don’t know if I want to see the kid of Joe Montana + Cris Carter…

  16. deltaoracle says: Apr 6, 2013 4:26 PM

    Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree but the tree happens to be near the top of the hill and the apple rolls way down. I think Confucious said that. Or maybe his little known son, Confused.

  17. hartleechung says: Apr 6, 2013 4:33 PM

    “After reading the headline, I concluded thar Joe Montana had a kid with Cris Carter.”

    They had twin boys!

  18. bigwinintx says: Apr 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    It’s rough trying to live up to the ghost of your old man for those us who just had “average” dads.

    Trying to live up to Hall Of Famers highlight reel lives is just plain insanity! Way too much pressure for these kids, hope they got degrees…

    Oops!
    Sorry Duron; hope McDonald’s is hiring!

  19. mikelitoris1 says: Apr 6, 2013 4:40 PM

    “He ended up transferring to the University of Montana, then transferring once again to West Virginia Wesleyan.”
    ————————————————————————————————

    This begs the question… would he have transferred to the University of Utah if his last name was Utah?

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 6, 2013 4:41 PM

    The fruit didn’t fall far from the tree. But a passing hobo picked it up to eat later. Then accidently left it behind on the boxcar he hopped. Which was carrying freight bound for the Far East……

  21. mikel119 says: Apr 6, 2013 4:43 PM

    BUT more important..are they gay?

  22. joeknowsnada says: Apr 6, 2013 4:45 PM

    Duron? Who the heck names their kid after a line of house paint? Maybe that was Cris’s way of pointing his son toward a chosen profession, in case the kid couldn’t play NFL ball; at least he could paint houses! Nate Montana? Go to law school, fella, and become a sports agent.

  23. ravenouso says: Apr 6, 2013 4:47 PM

    Big shoes… BIG Shoes….

  24. granadafan says: Apr 6, 2013 4:51 PM

    How incredibly dumb do you have to be to have academic problems at Ohio St and Alabama of all places? These two “schools” make a complete mockery of the institute of higher learning.

  25. 10kmp says: Apr 6, 2013 4:51 PM

    @mazblast

    “I’m a fan of Ohio State (never went there, but my school dropped football), and all I have to say is that if you have “academic problems” THERE, you really have academic problems.”
    —————————————————–

    As you said, you “never went there” so how would you know about the academic standards? I’m an Ohio State alum, and while it isn’t Notre Dame or Stanford academically (from an undergraduate perspective at least) let’s not pretend it’s a diploma mill. Ohio State is usually ranked somewhere in the top 50 universities in North America by U.S. News. Again, no one is claiming that OSU should be the ninth Ivy League school, but someone who “never went there” has no business disparaging the university’s academics. You’re wrong…

  26. adoombray says: Apr 6, 2013 4:52 PM

    Unbelievable how personal you guys are getting about Cris Carters son. Like you all got straight A’s. half of you probably didn’t even go to college. Why do I need to stick up for a complete stranger? because you guys are calling him stupid. you don’t know him or the circumstances behind it. Have some respect for another human being dudes.

  27. zackattack006 says: Apr 6, 2013 4:52 PM

    Rex Ryan just announced he has an eye for talented QBs, and said he will pick Montana in the 1st.

  28. db3300 says: Apr 6, 2013 4:53 PM

    Joe and Cris should have mated with athletic women instead of drop-dead gorgeous supermodels.

    J/K, I would have gone with the supermodels too.

  29. seanx40 says: Apr 6, 2013 4:56 PM

    bigwinintx, I don’t know if you saw the news stories this week, but McDonald’s now requires a degree to be a cashier. So Duron has no chance.

  30. beakersf says: Apr 6, 2013 4:56 PM

    Nate Montana was a backup on his high school team and a walk on at Notre Dame, maybe he’s hoping to be a 3rd stringer in the NFL. It was his brother Nick who was supposed to be good… though he flopped at UW and transfered.

  31. throw46 says: Apr 6, 2013 4:59 PM

    “For Montana, Carter and the other 211 prospects at the Super Regional Combine, all they’re hoping for is a chance”
    ……….Nate already had so many shots and transferred. HS…a couple of times & college… ND to a Cal JC, then back to ND & then to Montana……4 times. Never liked the hand he was dealt…so quit on his teammates.
    Forgetaboutit!

  32. boots44 says: Apr 6, 2013 5:01 PM

    Hannah Montana has a better chance of making it in the nfl

  33. souldogdave says: Apr 6, 2013 5:05 PM

    Genius and/or exceptional achievement is rarely hereditary. Certain physical attributes may be, but there’s a whole lot more to it than just the frame. Frank Sinatra had a son…not much of a singer. With all the advantages of NFL SuperStar fathers, they still didn’t/couldn’t produce at the collegiate level. To the point of multiple transfers in the quest to start, or for academic reasons(??!!??). Hope they got degrees…

  34. phelbin says: Apr 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    Kids who grow up with that kind of money rarely make anything of themselves. They have the name and connections most of us don’t have, but they definitely don’t have the drive and ambition their parents did.

  35. indywilson40 says: Apr 6, 2013 5:22 PM

    My dad is still holding out hope that i make it to the NFL. I’m 41.

  36. bricktop02 says: Apr 6, 2013 5:28 PM

    Looks like both apples fell real far from the tree.

  37. ty49er4life says: Apr 6, 2013 5:48 PM

    It’s not that Nate couldn’t play for us at MT its just that he for a dui when the school enacted a zero tolerance problem we were having lots of troubles with rapes and robberies with football players at that time another qb was just acquitted of rape and I heard yesterday trumaine Johnson CB for rams and 3rd rd pick was involved in a gang rape that was swept under the rug. I have no idea how true it is and it is hear say. But we had lots of problems at the time Nate was here in Missoulian, MT

  38. EJ says: Apr 6, 2013 5:52 PM

    Neither one will make it in the NFL. Even if they are picked up as undrafted players, they don’t have what it takes to even make a practice squad. Montana is known as a quitter and Carter may have some physical tools, but isn’t one bit like his old man.

  39. Bluestree says: Apr 6, 2013 6:01 PM

    At least Montana could be a camp arm, which someone will do through a relatinship with Joe, that is, if the kid will do it. Carter, meh, prolly not.

  40. valpool says: Apr 6, 2013 6:01 PM

    It’s very unfortunate how negative the majority of people writing in are. I wonder how many have judge themselves as harshly as they so readily do these men. You all sound so ugly and unhappy with your own lives. Try be positive, the other way is obviously not working for you.

  41. mungman69 says: Apr 6, 2013 6:02 PM

    The little I saw of them, well I don’t think either one has a chance but you never know. Good luck.

  42. germanstingray says: Apr 6, 2013 6:03 PM

    If would appear that neither Joe nor Cris decided to spawn with appropriately high performance females.

  43. surfinbird1 says: Apr 6, 2013 6:04 PM

    Let’s see. The jets are still collecting qb’s,so Nate to the Jets. The Pats want a wide receiver(s) at walmart prices,so Duron to the Pats.

  44. b3nz0z says: Apr 6, 2013 6:20 PM

    Which one is that in the picture

  45. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 6, 2013 6:21 PM

    Kind of sad actually….

    Whether its exposes lack of parenting or overblown expectations onto NFL royalty offspring lineage lines being lived vicariously through their parents is anyone’s guess.

    Kind of gives a balanced perspective to the personal side of Joe & Chris.

    Looks like they’ll both just have to confront reality soon & be slobs like the rest of us.

  46. wisewoo says: Apr 6, 2013 6:38 PM

    Son of a Montana!

  47. ironman721 says: Apr 6, 2013 6:43 PM

    Steelers need a #3 qb and a wr and now run a version of the west coast. Give em a shot!

  48. fanofevilempire says: Apr 6, 2013 7:01 PM

    these two boys are huge disappointments to their families and should be ashamed of themselves.
    they should be tied to a lamppost and beaten.

    I really do hope they find success.
    I wish them the best.

  49. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 6, 2013 7:10 PM

    It just figures that both Montana and Carter would raise under achievers. Not to take anything away from their careers but their kids need to take up a musical instument or something. NFL ain’t happening baby.

  50. jibberator says: Apr 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    Not like a man named Tom Brady was considered anything special come draft time, look at him now!

  51. steviepinhead says: Apr 6, 2013 7:58 PM

    Let’s see: the sons of John Carter and Tars Tarkas hoping for an NFL shot…

    Disney must be thrilled.

  52. salventuri says: Apr 6, 2013 8:34 PM

    Duron Carter…just another stupid you know what.

  53. lilpuppy says: Apr 6, 2013 9:00 PM

    should have picked a different sport than their father like Wayne Gretzky’s kid…signed with the Cubs…..less pressure (he also played on same h.s. football team as Montana’s kid

  54. sammyias says: Apr 6, 2013 9:02 PM

    Nate Montana, and Duron Carter in the NFL?

    Just the thought of that sounds kind of cool.

    Hmmm: Is it really in the Genes? There are so many combinations of family members involved in the NFL wether it be past players, or current players (brothers, cousins, children … etc) playing, or coaching against each other.

    The Harbaugh coaching tree, The Ryan Coaching tree, The Manning QB tree …etc.

    The Polian Tree that was planted too shallow, and fell over.

  55. iced107 says: Apr 6, 2013 9:09 PM

    Think Howie, Chris, and Kyle* Long would disagree…so would Archie, Peyton and Eli….Ronde, Tiki

    *meant Kyle, who is projected as a 2nd-3rd round pick in a very deep draft at his position

  56. clssylssy says: Apr 6, 2013 9:18 PM

    People continue to outdo themselves with their ignorance and hatefulness. Best luck to both of these young men, not everybody is great in the classroom but some go on to achieve great success and become millionnaires because they had to work harder. It can’t be easy being in the shadow of a Hall of Famer father.

  57. nflsucker says: Apr 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree but the tree happens to be near the top of the hill and the apple rolls way down. I think Confucious said that. Or maybe his little known son, Confused.
    —————–

    Confuzed say: This is an enlightened post. And may the offspring find enlightenment, since they won’t have NFL careers.

  58. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 6, 2013 10:15 PM

    If Cris’ kid gets away with pushing off as much as his old man did, he’ll probably do just fine.

  59. thefiesty1 says: Apr 6, 2013 10:41 PM

    IF they get drafted then some team is just taking a pick just on name alone rather than need or talent that actually helps the team.

  60. billsfan1 says: Apr 7, 2013 12:30 AM

    . Ohio State is usually ranked somewhere in the top 50 universities in North America by U.S. News

    That must have been ANdy Katzenmoyers problem back in the day.

    Im guessing that other post is in reference to the ease at which football players breeze through academics at OSU. That has been well documented for years…
    I am sure it is a fine institution for those of you who dont bring in millions per year

  61. mar13979 says: Apr 7, 2013 12:31 AM

    The sad thing is that Nate Montana might actually be better than any QB currently on Buffalo’s roster.

  62. dannymac17 says: Apr 7, 2013 7:59 AM

    nate montana pride of the mounties. of walnut ca. yea, thats what he meant because i go there.

  63. majikwen says: Apr 7, 2013 8:23 AM

    they won’t be in the nfl but both daddies have money and connections, they will live off their last names for years ……or generations.

  64. drexelvol says: Apr 7, 2013 11:38 AM

    Neither one has any shot of being drafted, but yeah, Duron may get a shot as a UDFA. Nate is a joke though.

  65. tammsway1028 says: Apr 9, 2013 1:28 PM

    I know that this is just my opinion, but, I believe that we all should give them a chance. You know……. they really do have some big shoe’s to fill! Also, it doesn’t matter who is QB. There will never be another “JOE MONTANA”!!! Yes, I am a HUGE NINER’S FAN! It’s my home team! Joe is the best there ever was/is!! You go Nate! give it your all and be the best you can. Daron….. That all you can do to (be the best that you can) Don’t let the name(s) control how you play.

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