Card: Topps Stadium Club 1992
Acquired: In Person 1993, Houston Oilers Training Camp
An incredible punter with a booming leg, Greg Montgomery rarely if ever got his due- and it was hard enough being a punter. Try it on a prolific offense where you never got the chance to punt. Drafted in the 3rd round in the 1988 draft out of Michigan State, Montgomery would be inserted right into Jerry Glanville‘s raucous cast and crew of personalities. His rookie season would be his worst- at 38.8 yards a punt. In fact for the rest of Montgomery’s stellar career he’d never average below 42 yards over the next 8 years. Montgomery averaged an incredible 46.9 yards a punt in 1992 (Too bad he didn’t have enough punts to qualify because the Oilers offense scored so often.) tying him for the highest average during the 1990s while his 43.6 yard career average would be the one of the highest over that period. Seeking a big dollar contract from the Oilers after his All Pro season in 1993 in which he averaged 45.6 yards a kick, the Oilers opted to find another punter. Greg was cut, and signed with the Lions where he played one season in 1994 averaging 44 yards a punt. Out of football that following season, he’d return to play for two more seasons punting for the Baltimore Raviens in 1996 and 1997 before retiring at the age of 33.
G/Gs 142/142 P 524 Yds 22831 Avg 43.6 Blk 8 Lg 77