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After a breakout junior season in which the Dallas native racked up 2,208 all-purpose yards (third-most in school history) in helping the Cardinal finish 11-3 and a Rose Bowl berth, Montgomery (and Stanford) appeared to be destined for greatness in 2014. Montgomery took a step back due to injuries and inconsistency, leaving scouts wondering if his spectacular junior season was a fluke. In 2013, Montgomery earned consensus All-American honors as a kick returner, averaging 30.3 yards per opportunity with touchdowns. He also led Stanford with 61 catches for 958 yards and 10 TDs, many of the dramatic variety. In 2014, he struggled with a shoulder injury and drops. He matched last year's total for receptions but all three of his touchdowns came over the first four games and he finished with only 603 receiving yards. Flashed early on at Stanford, emerging as a starter in the final four games of his freshman season in 2012, catching seven passes for 120 yards in the Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma State. Torn knee ligaments derailed most of his sophomore season and he finished with 26 catches for 213 yards. Montgomery has an imposing build and his dual-threat ability as a receiver and returner could still earn him top 64 consideration. Concerns about his durability, agility and hands could impact his final grade.
STRENGTHS: Top athlete when healthy. Well-built with long arms, broad shoulders and a thick lower half. Appears well-suited to making the jump to the NFL. Quickly accelerates to leave defenders in his wake and is very aggressive, bursting upfield and fighting through arm tackles to generate positive yardage rather than dancing to avoid contact. He shows good hand-eye coordination to pluck the ball out of the air. Flashes toughness to take the big hit. Comes from a pro-style offense and program with exceptional academic standards, should be able to handle an NFL playbook. WEAKNESSES: Like a lot of players with a rocked-up build, doesn't possess ideal lateral agility and flexibility, making him a bit straight-linish. Average explosion out of his breaks, perhaps one of the reasons why most of his damage came on vertical or quick screens. Allows too many passes to get to his pads, resulting in some ugly drops in which the ball simply goes right through his fingers. Accelerates fluidly and impressively for a man of his build but there is some question as to his pure speed. Could be seen as a bit of a one-trick pony whose greatest value in the NFL could be as a fourth receiver and kick returner.
CBS Sports All-America second team (all-purpose)...SI.com All-America honorable mention (all-purpose)...Hornung Award Finalist...Maxwell Award watch list...Hornung Award watch list...Biletnikoff Award watch list...Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list...All-Pac-12 second team (return specialist)...All-Pac-12 honorable mention (wide receiver)...Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team (special teams)...Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team (wide receiver)...USA Today preseason All-America second team.
11 games played...Six games started...Team-high 61 receptions for 604 yards (54.9 yards/game)...Three receiving touchdowns...23 rushes for 144 yards and one touchdown...Team-high 12 punt returns for 238 yards (19.8 yards/return) and two touchdowns...17 kickoff returns for 429 yards (25.2 yards/return)...159 all-purpose yards vs. UC Davis...205 all-purpose yards vs. USC...104 all-purpose yards vs. Army...149 all-purpose yards at Washington...68 all-purpose yards at Notre Dame...206 all-purpose yards vs. Washington State...125 all-purpose yards at Arizona State...147 all-purpose yards, 50-yard punt return for touchdown vs. Oregon State...171 all-purpose yards at Oregon...Four catches for 41 yards vs. Utah.
Second nationally with 30.3 kickoff return yards/game ... Second nationally with two kickoff returns for touchdowns... Ninth nationally with 157.7 all-purpose yards/game ... 22nd nationally with 10 touchdown receptions... 61 catches for 958 yards (15.7 yards/catch)... 36 kickoff returns for 1,091 yards... Second player in program history with more than 1,000 kickoff return yards in single season... 13 rushes for 159 yards... 2,208 all-purpose yards (third-best single-season total in program history)... 11 games with 100+ all-purpose yards... 14 games played... Consensus All-American... Walter Camp All-America first team (kick returner)... AFCA All-America first team (kick returner)... FWAA All-America first team (kick returner)... Sporting News All-America first team (kick returner)... Associated Press All-America second team (all-purpose)... USA Today All-America first team (kick returner)... SI.com All-America first team (kick returner)... CBSSports.com All-America first team (kick returner)... CBSSports.com All-America third team (all-purpose)... Phil Steele All-America second team (kick returner)... Athlon Sports All-America first team (kick returner)... Athlon Sports All-Pac-12 first team (kick returner)... Athlon Sports All-Pac-12 second team (wide receiver)... ESPN.com All-Pac-12 (kick returner)... Sporting News All-Pac-12 (kick returner)... All-Pac-12 first team (kick returner)... All-Pac-12 second team (wide receiver)... Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team (wide receiver)... Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team (kick returner)... Stanford's Most Outstanding Junior Award (Gundelach Award)... Stanford's Big Game Back Award (Frank Rehm Award)... Biletnikoff Award watch list... Maxwell Award watch list... Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list... Preseason All-Pac-12 third team by Lindy's... Preseason All-Pac-12 fourth team by Phil Steele... Paul Hornung Award honor roll (Oct. 7)... Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 7).
Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game vs. San Jose State ... Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game at Army ... Stanford's Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Game vs. Washington ... Stanford's Offensive Player of the Game vs. California... Game-high 81 receiving yards on four catches vs. San Jose State... 42-yard catch and 17-yard touchdown ... 36-yard kickoff return as part of 121 all-purpose yards... 255 all-purpose yards at Army (130 receiving, 30 rushing, 73 kickoff return)... Six catches for 130 yards and 46-yard touchdown catch ... Four catches for 62 yards and two scores vs. Arizona State... Six catches for 54 yards against Washington State... 290 all-purpose yards (35 rushing, 56 receiving, 204 kickoff return) vs. Washington... School-record 204 kickoff return yards... 125 all-purpose yards on first two touches (99-yard return, 26-yard rush)... 68-yard kickoff return in third quarter... 39-yard receiving touchdown... First player with receiving and kickoff return touchdown in same game since 2009... 296 all-purpose yards (5 rushing, 131 receiving, 160 kickoff return) at Utah... 134 all-purpose yards on first two touches (100-yard return, 34-yard reception)... Tied school-record with 100-yard kickoff return for touchdown in first quarter... Career-high eight catches and 131 receiving yards.
Five catches for 50 yards, 37 kickoff return yards vs. UCLA... Three catches for 55 yards at Oregon State... 114 all-purpose yards... 37-yard reception during second-quarter scoring drive... One rush for nine yards... Three kickoff returns for 50 yards... 91 all-purpose yards vs. Oregon... 14 rushing, 20 receiving, 57 kickoff return... 108 all-purpose yards at USC... 14 rushing, 23 receiving, 71 kickoff return...191 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns vs. Cal... 160 yards receiving and four touchdowns on five catches... 31 yards rushing and one touchdown on two carries... Tied single-game school records for points (30) and touchdowns (5)... Most points and touchdowns scored by Pac-12 player in 2013... First four touches resulted in scores... Three catches for 46 yards, 127 kickoff return yards vs. Notre Dame... Five catches for 69 yards at Arizona State in Pac-12 Championship Game... 22-yard rushing touchdown, 24-yard receiving touchdown... 150 all-purpose yards (69 receiving, 22 rushing, 59 kickoff return)... Three catches for 21 yards, four kickoff returns for 94 yards vs. Michigan State in Rose Bowl... 115 all-purpose yards.
All-Pac-12 honorable mention... Hornung Award watch list... Hampered by midseason injury... Played in 11 games with four starts... Missed Notre Dame, Cal and Washington State games... 26 catches for 213 yards... 450 all-purpose yards through first five games... 26.6 yards per kickoff return... Six of 11 kickoff returns netted 30 or more yards (26.6 yards per kickoff return)... Three catches for 26 yards in Rose Bowl victory against Wisconsin... Three catches for 29 yards and five kickoff returns for 126 yards against Arizona... Season-best 155 all-purpose yards against Arizona... Season-high six catches for 39 yards with pair of kickoff returns for 66 yards at Washington... Pair of catches for 13 yards and season-long 64-yard kickoff return vs. USC ... Two catches, including season-long 32 yarder, for 38 yards vs. Duke... Five catches for 49 yards against San Jose State... Nine yards on three catches at Oregon.
Contributed at wide receiver and as primary kickoff returner... 13 games played with starts in last four contests... 24 catches for 350 yards (14.6 yards/catch) and two touchdowns... 27 kickoff returns, 25.2 yards per return (680 total)... 96-yard return for touchdown on final play at Washington State... Two receptions for 13 yards through first seven games... 22 receptions for 329 yards over the last six games... Five receptions for 87 yards, including 62-yard reception, against USC... Three receptions for 45 yards against Cal... Six receptions for 77 yards, including first career touchdown, against Notre Dame... Season-best seven catches for 120 yards, one touchdown vs. Oklahoma State in Fiesta Bowl... 53-yard touchdown catch against Oklahoma State to give Stanford early 7-0 first-quarter lead... Recipient of Menlo-Atherton Trophy, given to teamís most outstanding freshman.
Graduated from St. Markís (Texas) and played for head coach M. Bart Epperson... Four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout... Nationís 27th-best wide receiver prospect by Scout, 30th by Rivals... Texasí 47th best overall recruit by SuperPrep... SuperPrep All-Southwest Region... Four year letterwinner... 118 career catches and 36 touchdowns during varsity career... 17 catches for 10 touchdowns and 823 rushing yards on 93 carries as a senior... Two-time first team all-Southwest Preparatory College ... Participated in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Game ... Participated in Team USA All-American Game ... Also lettered in baseball and lacrosse.
Born in Jackson, Miss.... Full name is Ty Anthony Montgomery II... Son of Ty Montgomery and Lisa Frazier... One brother, Brandon, and one sister, Addison... Majoring in political science.
Draft Scout Player News
01/22/15 - 2015 Senior Bowl, Tuesday: Sticking with the receiver position, Ty Montgomery entered the season with first round buzz, but he has yet to take the next step in his development as a receiver. During Tuesday's practice, he consistently fought the ball and looked rigid in his routes, showing tendencies that reflect his game film. Montgomery is an exciting return man with home run potential with the ball in his hands, but what position does he play in the NFL? His best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/20/15 - Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford: While Montgomery possesses a chiseled frame, he came in nearly three inches shorter than the 6-foot-2, 215 pounds he was listed by the Cardinal, measuring in at 5-foot-11 (3/4"). In a class boasting several big, athletic receivers, Montgomery needs an impressive week. Most important for Montgomery will be simply catching the ball cleanly after a senior season in which he struggled with drops. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/30/14 - Stanford WR Ty Montgomery ruled out for Foster Farms Bowl...Leading receiver Ty Montgomery will not be on hand to help Stanford take on Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl on Tuesday as he has been ruled out for the game with a sprained shoulder. "He can't protect himself," coach David Shaw said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. "We tried a couple different options. If the game was in a week, he'd be full go." Montgomery had offseason surgery to repair the shoulder but re-injured it at Cal on Nov. 22. He did not play in Stanford's regular-season finale -- a 31-10 win at UCLA -- and will now see his career with the Cardinal come to a close.
Stanford's pass catchers have been lackluster throughout the season with Montgomery's 61 receptions and 604 yards leading the way for the group. The senior's three touchdowns were second to classmate Devon Cajuste, who has hauled in four scores on 30 total receptions. Montgomery this season fell well short of his uber-successful junior campaign, when he also hauled in 61 passes but averaged 15.7 yards per reception, totaling 958 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with 159 rushing yards and two more scores. - Adam Silverstein, CBSSports.com
10/14/14 - OCT 13 PAC-12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stanford Wide receiver/KR Ty Montgomery, a senior from Dallas netted 206 all-purpose yards in the 34-17 Cardinal win over Washington State. He tallied 71 of those yards on kick returns (3 returns) and 63 yards came on punt returns (3 returns). With 13 touches in the game, Montgomery averaged 15.9 yards per touch. Montgomery ranks in the top 10 in the nation for both punt return and kick return average. His punt return average of 21.6 ranks sixth, while his kickoff return average of 29.1 ranks tenth. Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Claude Pelon, DT, USC. - Pac-12 football
10/11/14 - Kevin Hogan threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns and No. 25 Stanford slowed down Connor Halliday and the Air Raid offense in a 34-17 victory over Washington State on Friday night. Greg Taboado grabbed his first two career TDs and fellow tight end Eric Cotton had his first scoring catch to help the Cardinal (4-2, 2-1) rebound from a nonconference loss at Notre Dame and renew their chase for a third straight Pac-12 championship. A week after Halliday threw for an NCAA-record 734 yards in a 60-59 loss to California, the nation's stingiest scoring defense harassed him all over the backfield.
Stanford held Halliday to 42-for-69 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns, forced one interception and had four sacks. The Cougars (2-5, 1-3) have lost two in a row, and their chances of making consecutive bowl games under Mike Leach look dim. Ty Montgomery hauled in seven passes for 72 yards, Cotton caught a 39-yard TD pass and Taboado tallied two short scores from Hogan to give the Cardinal a 24-10 lead. Hogan completed 23 of 35 passes. - AP Sports