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NFL super regional combine to include sons of Joe Montana, Cris Carter

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09:10 AM ET 04.07 | Nate Montana and Duron Carter are still trying to follow in the footsteps of their famous fathers. The sons of Pro Football Hall of Fame members Joe Montana and Cris Carter are among 213 NFL prospects set to participate Sunday and Monday in a "Super Regional" pre-draft workout at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Besides having football bloodlines in common, Montana and Carter also experienced tumultuous college careers. Nate Montana began as a Notre Dame quarterback like his father in the 1970s. He later transferred to the University of Montana where he played in eight games before changing schools again to Division II West Virginia Wesleyan. Carter also played the same position and attended the same college (Ohio State) as his father. Carter, though, struggled with academics and transferred to Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas. After notching 44 catches for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns, Carter left for the University of Alabama but never played because of more academic eligibility issues. Carter transferred again to Florida Atlantic University but never played in 2012 before leaving the team in December.

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April 7, 2013  09:57 AM ET

From the picture on the right, Nate Montana hasn't mastered the TD sign yet.

April 7, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Most acorns that fall to the ground do not become oak trees.

April 7, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Most acorns that fall to the ground do not become oak trees.

True... they become squirrel food.

April 7, 2013  10:18 AM ET

So, the Arena league holds combines?

April 7, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Pedigrees don't always make the better dog but I might try putting Archie out to stud for a few years.

April 7, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Most acorns that fall to the ground do not become oak trees.

But nurtured ones stand a much better chance.

April 7, 2013  11:03 AM ET

Nate should be trying out for the Canadian Football League, or try becoming a NFL players agent. His little brother stands a better chance of being drafted. THe Pac-12 is loaded with second generation wannabe's. Jerry Rice has a son at UCLA who plays WR, Montana's other son plays at Washington, and Barry Sanders kid plays at Stanford. Both of Montanas sons play QB, Rice's son plays WR, and Sander's son is a RG. You would think that somewhere during their upbringing that the parents would have encouraged their kids to be their own person, you think Nate ever once thought of being a DB or WR ?. I guess in todays world it is a lot easier to ride the coattails of your parents success.

April 7, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Pedigrees don't always make the better dog but I might try putting Archie out to stud for a few years.

Nice, but what if it was all about the mom? are we talking egg donation or what?

April 7, 2013  11:36 AM ET

Gretzy's daughter has a better chance at stardom than Montana or Carters' sons.

April 7, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Gretzy's daughter has a better chance at stardom than Montana or Carters' sons.

Maybe her and Bernie Kozars daughter can make a movie together.

April 7, 2013  11:50 AM ET

Sounds like young Mr. carter should sue whatever high school or GED program gave him that first and seemingly last diploma.

April 7, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sounds like young Mr. carter should sue whatever high school or GED program gave him that first and seemingly last diploma.

I think it was his father that paid for it, and he got what he paid for, otherwise YOUNG Cris would probably still be struggling to advance into H.S.. To bad OLD Cris didn't fork over some money for tutors and instill the value of a good education. Poor Parenting.

April 7, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Most acorns that fall to the ground do not become oak trees.

that's it in a nutshell

April 7, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Nice, but what if it was all about the mom? are we talking egg donation or what?

Bring in an assortment. Maybe a couple Russian ballerina's, Venus and Serena, or some woman tri-athletes and swimmers.

April 7, 2013  12:29 PM ET

West Virginia Wesleyan? Sounds like the NCAA should be looking into another program.

April 7, 2013  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sounds like young Mr. carter should sue whatever high school or GED program gave him that first and seemingly last diploma.

You don't think he excelled in academia at Coffeeville JC?

April 7, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sounds like young Mr. carter should sue whatever high school or GED program gave him that first and seemingly last diploma.

He 'graduated' from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale which, looking at their website, has a pretty good record for academics. Oh, and they also have a pretty good football team (like most private schools that can 'recruit' athletes). Not hard to figure out why he went there. Too bad. He probably had a lot of potential. He made some contributions at OSU as a freshman until his lack of effort in the classroom caught up to him. If he's lucky he won't have to take the Wonderlic test during this combine. He might be the first person ever with a negative score.

April 7, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He 'graduated' from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale which, looking at their website, has a pretty good record for academics. Oh, and they also have a pretty good football team (like most private schools that can 'recruit' athletes). Not hard to figure out why he went there. Too bad. He probably had a lot of potential. He made some contributions at OSU as a freshman until his lack of effort in the classroom caught up to him. If he's lucky he won't have to take the Wonderlic test during this combine. He might be the first person ever with a negative score.

Can you sue a Saint?

April 7, 2013  03:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You don't think he excelled in academia at Coffeeville JC?

I knew I have heard of that college. OK, looked it up, they have sent 48 players to the NFL in their history. Hmmmm? My old Giant RB Brandon Jacobs among those 48.


Methinks the core curriculum is not all that tough. I have heard Brandon Jacobs think out loud, and he doesn't.

 
April 7, 2013  05:21 PM ET

Good Luck Boys!!!

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