After watching LeSean Mccoy shred the Redskins on Monday night, I wondered about one of the greatest running backs in Philadelphia Eagles history, Wilbert Montgomery. Unfortunately I am not old enough to have watch Montgomery play in person, but I have seen many of highlights of #31 running all over defenses.
Wilbert Montomgery was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, and was one of four boys. From there he attended Abilene Christian University where he was a four-year starter. While attending the university, he set the all-time NAIA record with 76 touchdowns and helped the school win the National Championship in 1973.
After breaking records in college, it was time for the NFL.
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Montgomery in the 6th round of the 1977 draft. He played 8 seasons for the Eagles and still holds seven rushing records with the team. These records include career attempts (1,645), rushing yards (6,538), rushing attempts in a season (338), rushing yards in a season (1,512), career 100 yard rushing games (26), 100 yard rushing games in a season (8), and touchdowns in a game (4).
In his NFL career, he racked up 6,789 rushing yards, 2,502 receiving yards, 57 total touchdowns and was selected …read more
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