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28   Justin Montgomery
Justin Montgomery

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Davie, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 200

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
01/03/1983


2006 Update:

• In four games, had 10 carries for 53 yards.
• In first action as a tailback, had eight carries for 49 yards vs. Stony Brook (9/23).
• Threw an interception on a halfback option at Navy (9/9).
• Had 27 carries for 110 yards last season with two touchdowns in 2005.

COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 67.

On Montgomery: Outstanding special teams player ... Will see time as a back-up tailback ... A powerful runner with great vision ... Hard worker in practice who has earned his way with hard work after earning the offensive scout team player of the year in 2004.

As A Redshirt Junior In 2005: Reserve tailback who was an excellent special teams contributor ... Played in the final 10 games of the season ... Finished with 27 carries for 110 yards with two touchdowns ... Also made three tackles in special teams ... Carried seven times for 31 yards and scored third-career touchdown at Delaware (11/5) on a 9-yard rush ... Playing as the second-string back with injury to R.J. Cobbs, ran three times for 14 yards at Maine (10/22) ... Ran for 11 yards on four carries vs. Northeastern (10/8) ... Rushed 12 times for 53 yards and a 1-yard touchdown vs. Albany (9/17).

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in eight games making one tackle during the season on special teams ... Named the team's Outstanding Scout Team Player.

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
A backup tailback, who also contributed on special teams ... Saw action in seven games ... Rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while catching one pass for three yards ... Ran nine times for 68 yards and a touchdown against Central Connecticut State ... Had three yards on three carries and one reception for three yards at Kansas State ... Gained one yard on two carries in the win over Hofstra.

As A Freshman in 2002: Redshirted.

Before UMass: Played for coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Led the team with 1,046 rushing yards during his senior season ... Rushed for over 1,600 yards during his junior year ... Earned second team All-State honors as a junior ... Led team to state finals in each of the last two seasons.

Personal: Justin Thurston Montgomery ... ... Born January 3, 1983, in Plantation, Fla. ... Son of Billy and Katherine Montgomery ... Has five brothers ... Majoring in Sport Management.

Career Statistics (Rushing)
Year	GP	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
2003	7/0	14	72	5.1	1	20
2004	8/0	0	0	0.0	0	0
2005	10/0	27	110	4.2	2	12
2006	4/0	10	53	5.3	0	22
Totals	29/0	51	235	4.6	3	22

CAREER HIGHS Carries: 12 vs. Albany (9/17/05) Rushing Yards: 68 vs. Central Connecticut (9/6/03) Long Run: 22 vs. Stony Brook (9/23/06) Rushing TDs: 1 three times (at Delaware, 11/5/05)

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