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2001 Football Roster


Joey Montalbano

Class: r-So.
Position: LB
Height: 5-9
Weight: 203 pounds
Previous School: Father Ryan
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Noteworthy: Named the programs Lifter of the Year in August of 2001 following the summer workout program ... A walk-on to the Blue Raider program ... Despite weighing just 200 pounds, Montalbano power cleans an impressive 341 pounds and bench presses 390 ... A hard-nosed, tough player, who works extremely hard at improving his game ... Has the desire and attitude coaches look for in a player.

2000: Played in 10 games as a member of the kickoff team ... Finished the year with eight tackles ... Had three stops at Mississippi State and two against Maryland.

1999: Took a redshirt year, while working on the defensive scout team.

High School: As a senior he earned all-state, all-midstate and all-city at Father Ryan High School ... Was also all-state as a junior ...Was a three-year starter on offense and defense ... Lettered three years in football and two years in track ... Played football for coach Kurt Page.

Personal: Parents: Joe and Nan Montalbano ... Born: 12/26/80 ... Major: Finance.