Martin Montgomery
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Martin Montgomery

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Pine Bluff, Ark.

High School:
Pine Bluff High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 267

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L

A fourth-year veteran and a prolific pass rusher, Montgomery will push for the Bears' starting job at right end this fall ... Had 5 total tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

2012: Started first 5 games of the season at left end and finished the season with 28 total tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss ... Was third on the team in TFLs and sacks (4.0) and ranked 18th in the MVFC in sacks (0.36) ... Brought down 6 ball carriers in win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12), including a pair of solos and QB hurries ... Registered 4 tackles and 2 sacks in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) with 2.5 TFLs ... Contributed 4 stops at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) with a sack and forced fumble ... Also secured 4 tackles in home games against SIU (9/22/12) and Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... CollegeSportsMadness.com listed Montgomery on its MVFC third-team all-conference postseason squad ... 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.

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