Projected starter at left defensive end, Montgomery begins his third campaign in the MSU trenches after a sensational spring ... Had 4 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) ... Had 6 sacks in the first spring scrimmage (3/31/12).
2011: Started seven games his sophomore season, including the last four at left defensive end ... Tallied 47 total tackles to tie for seventh on the team, including a team-best 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... Recorded 7 total tackles in each of the first two contests, including the season opener at No. 15 Arkansas (9/3/11) and at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) ... Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week for game at Arkansas ... Had 2.0 tackles for loss against South Dakota State (10/26/11) ... Compiled season-high 4 solo tackles and a fumble recovery in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Posted back-to-back weeks with 5 tackles in games against Illinois State (10/8/11) and at Division I national champion North Dakota State (10/15/11).
2010: Was a solid reserve as a true freshman, playing all 11 games and earning a start at Indiana State (10/16/10) ... Finished season with 15 total tackles and a sack to finish 15th on the squad in total stops ... Had season-high 7 tackles at Murray State (10/9/10) with 5 solo stops and his only sack of the campaign ... Also tallied 3 tackles at No. 16 UNI (11/13/10) ... Dropped a pair of ball carriers and had a QB hurry at South Dakota State (11/6/10).
High School: After recording 85 total tackles his senior season, Montgomery helped Coach Bobby Bolding's Pine Bluff (Ark.) High Zebras to an Arkansas Class 6A runner-up finish and 9-5 campaign in 2009 ... The all-state defensive end also tallied 20 sacks, 15 TFLs and recovered 3 fumbles as a senior ... He earned all-conference laurels and was picked to play in the Arkansas All-Star Game ... In 2008, he was an honorable mention all-conference pick for a conference championship squad ... Finished 2008 season with 41 tackles, 5 sacks and a fumble recovery ... Had 25 tackles and 4 sacks in 2007.
Personal: Martin Ben-Arthur Montgomery was born 10/22/91 in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Son of John and Regina Montgomery of Pine Bluff ... Has five siblings, John, Larry, James, Kenesha and Jasmon ... Majoring in Sociology.