Stop us if you have heard this before, but Nate Montana has transferred to a new football program, his seventh different program dating back to his high school playing days.
We know that being the son of a legend in the same sport is certainly no easy task. They can't all be Ken Griffey Jr. or Barry Bonds, right? Montana, the son of one of the top quarterbacks in NFL history, Joe Montana, has struggled to find his place on the football field. After walking on as a backup quarterback for Notre Dame under Charlie Weis, a lack of potential playing time behind Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees led to a decision to transfer to FCS power Montana, naturally.
Earlier this week the Montana program granted a waiver for fifth-year senior transfer, so Nate could pursue an opportunity to play elsewhere. The next stop on the Montana Transfer Conga Line will take him to West Virginia.... Wesleyan.
“He asked for a waiver as a fifth-year senior transfer, and he’s going to do that,” Montana head coach Mick Delaney said. “I just wish him good luck with everything. He wants to be on the field and he’ll get that opportunity there."
To recap, Nate Montana started his college ball at Notre Dame in 2008, moved to Pasadena City College in 2009, back to Notre Dame in 2010, then to Montana in 2011 and will go to West Virginia Wesleyan in 2012. This should be the final stop on his tour of duty.
I know most of you have no clue what happens at the Division 2 level, except for a few of you out there, so allow me to tap back in to my roots a little bit and let you know how this works.