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2002 Football Roster


Joey Montalbano

Class: r-Jr.
Position: LB
Height: 5-9
Weight: 200 pounds
Previous School: Father Ryan
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Noteworthy: A walk-on to the Blue Raider program who was awarded a scholarship during the 2001 season ... Won the team's 2001 Lifter of the Year award ... 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 ... Accepted membership into the Golden Key International Honour Society in April of 2002 ... Has played in 21 career games.

2001: Played in all 11 games and was a starter on the kickoff team ... Totaled 14 tackles and 10 stops were solos ... Tallied a career-best three tackles against Louisiana-Monroe and came up with two each versus Troy State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and New Mexico State.

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.

Statistics
Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
2000 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 2001 10 4 14 0-0 0-0 0 0 Total 13 9 22 0-0 0-0 0 0