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Data Scout Notes: 2014: 2ndC-KR/HMC-WR...PWCamp/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/PHornung/DS#3PSTeamProspect-Rrang/(+)(+) Coming off Spring 2014 Knee & Arm Surgeries...2013: 1stC-KR/WCamp1st-KR/2ndC-WR...2012: HMC-ST...2011: HMC-ST
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Wide receivers aren't as valued as quarterbacks and left tackles by NFL scouts, but there is no denying the impact Montgomery had for the Cardinal during last season, a breakout campaign in which the Dallas native racked up 2,208 all-purpose yards -- third-most in school history.
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 scores, many of them of the dramatic variety.
Montgomery flashed early on at Stanford, emerging as a starter in the final four games of his freshman season (2012) and 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 just 26 catches for 213 yards.
STRENGTHS: Montgomery is a different caliber of athlete than we've seen at Stanford in recent seasons. He is well-built and fluid, changing directions well and boasting sudden acceleration to leave defenders in his wake. He is very aggressive, bursting upfield and fighting through arm- tackles to generate positive yardage rather than dancing to avoid contact.
He's asked to run a variety of routes in this pro-style scheme, but does most of his damage on quick screens and verticals.
WEAKNESSES: Could stand to improve the consistency of his breaks.
--Rob Rang (8/15/14)
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.
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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
08/11/14 - 2014 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Ty Montgomery, Stanford, Wide Receiver, Senior...The teamís leading pass catcher in 13 of its 14 games of 2013, Montgomery caught 61 passes for 958 yards (15.7 yards per reception) with 10 touchdowns. He was earlier named preseason All-American at specialist by Athlon. - Stanford football
07/31/14 - Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he's in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30. Montgomery said Wednesday he played through the shoulder injury part of last season before having surgery in February. He also hurt a knee in the Cardinal's loss to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, an injury he said was "minor." Montgomery said he's already lifting weights, running routes and catching passes. He said he's just waiting for team doctors to clear him for contact drills. "Whenever they tell me I can play, I'm ready to play," Montgomery said.
Montgomery's self-diagnosis at Bay Area College Football Media Day at the 49ers' new stadium sounded more optimistic than what Cardinal coach David Shaw said last week. Shaw said at Pac-12 media days in Los Angeles that Montgomery would probably sit out the season opener and is questionable for Stanford's home game against Southern California on Sept. 6. Shaw stuck by that statement Wednesday, but he also said Montgomery might not miss any games. He said team doctors will make the decision on when Montgomery plays. "I never follow the direction of the player. I always follow the direction of the doctors," Shaw said. "We'll see. Ty's ahead of schedule. He's ahead of schedule. He's a phenomenal athlete. And if he's ready to go Game 1 and the doctors say, 'You know what, he's at limited risk for re-injury, let's let him go play,' I'm all for it. - AP Sports
07/30/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Ty Montgomery, Stanford University, Sr.,...Montgomery has previously been named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award (player of the year) and the Hornung Award (most versatile). Montgomery is already well-versed in major awards. Following an electrifying 2013 season, he was a consensus All-America selection and received the Johnny ďThe JetĒ Rodgers Award as the national return specialist of the year.
Earlier this summer Montgomery was named as Phil Steeleís preseason all-purpose player of the year as well as an all-conference first teamer at wide receiver. He also garnered preseason All-America honors at specialist by Athlon and at kick returner by the Sporting News. A political science major at Stanford, Montgomery finished second nationally in kickoff return average (30.3) in 2013. Montgomery was the only player on a BCS conference team with two kickoff returns for a touchdown. He finished ninth nationally in all-purpose yards (157.7/game) in 2013, with 2,208 all-purpose yards. The teamís leading pass catcher in 13 of its 14 games of 2013, Montgomery caught 61 passes for 958 yards (15.7 yards per reception) with 10 touchdowns. - Stanford football