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Sidney Sammual Montgomery (born May 25, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the DC Defenders of the XFL. He previously played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and before that the National Football League (NFL), into which he was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University, where he earned All-American recognition.

Sam Montgomery
DC Defenders
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-05-25) May 25, 1990 (age 29)
Greenwood, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Greenwood (SC)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Montgomery was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He attended Greenwood High School, and played for the Greenwood Eagles high school football team.

Montgomery also ran track and field in addition to football. He was a member of the high school relay team. He ran a personal best time of 11.34 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2009 Regional 1 Class AAAA. He also competed in the shot put, he finished 4th with a throw of 14.20 meters.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by, Montgomery was listed as the No. 3 weak-side defensive end in the nation in 2009.[2]

College careerEdit

While attending Louisiana State University, Montgomery played for coach Les Miles's LSU Tigers football team from 2010 to 2012. Following his sophomore season in 2011, he was named an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, Pro Football Weekly, and[3] He was also a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 2011 and 2012.[4]

Professional careerEdit

2013 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
262 lb
(119 kg)
33 78 in
(0.86 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.81 s 4.51 s 7.18 s 34 12 in
(0.88 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Montgomery was drafted to the Houston Texans in the third round, with the 95th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Houston TexansEdit

The Texans released Montgomery, along with two other players, on October 21 for unspecified violations of team rules prior to a road game against the Kansas City Chiefs.[7]

Oakland RaidersEdit

He was signed by the Oakland Raiders on December 18, 2013.[8] He was released on December 21, 2013.[9]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Montgomery signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on April 11, 2014.[10] On August 31, 2014, he was signed to the Bengals' practice squad.

On January 23, 2015, Montgomery signed a reserve/future contract with the Bengals. On August 31, 2015, he was released by the Bengals.[11]

Post-NFL careerEdit

After being released by the Bengals, Montgomery spent time on the rosters of both the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) but did not participate in any regular season CFL games. In June 2018, Montgomery signed with the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League (NAL), and made his regular season debut with the Pirates on July 7 of that same year.[12]

In 2019, Montgomery joined the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on March 4, 2019. The league ceased operations in April 2019.[14]

Montgomery later moved to the XFL, where he was selected by the DC Defenders in the seventh round of the 2020 XFL Draft.[15]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2016-08-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Sam Montgomery, Greenwood , Weak-Side Defensive End". 247Sports.
  3. ^ 2011 All-America Team Archived 2012-01-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Southeastern Conference".
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Sam Montgomery".
  6. ^
  7. ^ Ganguli, Tania (October 21, 2013). "Sources: Pot reason Texans cut 3". Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Gantt, Darin (18 December 2013). "Raiders giving Texans washout Sam Montgomery a chance".
  9. ^ Bouda, Nate (21 December 2013). "Sam Montgomery Lasts Just 4 Days With The Raiders".
  10. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Bengals sign Sam Montgomery". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  11. ^ Harvey, Coley (August 31, 2015). "Receiver Denarius Moore among players released by Bengals". Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  12. ^ Doyle, Bill. "Arena football: Well-traveled defensive lineman Sam Montgomery fitting right in with Massachusetts Pirates". GateHouse Media. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  13. ^ Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  15. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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