About Joe Montana
Joseph Clifford Montana, better known as Joe Montana and often nicknamed The Comeback Kid or Joe Cool, is a former professional American Football player. For thirteen out of fourteen years on the National Football League Joe has played a quarterback for San Francisco 49ers. He spent his last season, 1993-1994, playing with Kansas City Chiefs. During his career Montana has earned a vast number of prestigious accolades. Among his awards and greatest career highlights are 4 Super Bowl Champion, 3 Super Bowl Most valued player, UPI NFC Player of the Year titles and Bert Bell Award. In 1990 Sports Illustrated named him “Sportsman of the Year”. Ten years later, right after he became eligible, Joe was elected to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As for 2013, Joe Montana net worth is estimated at $80 million.
Joe was born in Pennsylvania, in a family of Theresa Marie Bavuso and Joseph Clifford Montana Sr. He was raised in a small coal miners’ town, just a little south of Pittsburg. His talent and passion for football, which eventually boosted Joe Montana net worth to tens of millions, unfolded when the boy was five.
At first he trained with his father. When the boy turned 8, Montana Sr. signed him to play in the youth football league. As Joe was too young for that, his father lied about his actual age. Montana received his secondary education at Ringgold High School. While studying there, he excelled not only in football, but also basketball and baseball. To tell the truth, this later game was his favorite. After graduation from high school Joseph enrolled at University of Notre Dame, which had one of the strongest college football teams in the country. His potential was soon noticed by the coach, Ara Parseghian. Once, when asked by his wife who is this Montana he has been talking about lately, Ara replied: he is the man who will feed our family for the following few years.
Joe Montana net worth started to grow in 1979, when he was drafted by San Francisco 49ers. For the first season he was just a back up on the starter Steve DeBerg. He joined the starting team in the middle of 1980 season. The following year he helped 49ers to finish with record score, 13-3. Due to the four successful quarter-comebacks performed, this season is widely considered to be one of the most memorable episodes in Joe’s career. What about his personal life? Montana’s first wife was Kim Moses, his hometown sweetheart. They married in 1974, when Joe Montana net worth was still close to zero, and went separate ways after three years. Joe’s second marriage with Cass Castillo lasted for exactly the same period. It looks like Joseph finally found the love of his life in 1985, when he met Jennifer Wallace. The couple has raised four children and is still living together.