Before Joe Montana was a hall of famer or a four-time Super Bowl champion or threw the back-of-the-end zone touchdown pass to Dwight Clark now simply known as The Catch, he was the quarterback at Notre Dame.
It's not much of a surprise to learn that Nate Montana, Joe's son, was a talented high school quarterback. And while he wasn't good enough to earn a scholarship to play in South Bend, his father's legacy probably had something to do with him joining the Fighting Irish as a walk-on in 2008. Early Friday morning, Nate was arrested in Montana on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Montana transferred to Pasadena City College in 2009 before returning to Notre Dame last season where he was third on the depth chart behind Tommy Rees and Dayne Crist. He saw action in three games in 2010, completing 9 of 18 passes for 116 yards with an interception.
Nate transferred to Division I-AA (FCS) University of Montana earlier this year, where he is in the mix for the starting job. According to KGVO-AM, Montana is due in Missoula Justice Court at 2:30 p.m. Friday.