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Tommy Rees threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns


Blue-Gold Game

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CAREER: Enters the fall season as the backup quarterback to junior Dayne Crist ... originally joined the Irish as a preferred walk-on in the fall of 2008 ... spent the 2009 season at Pasadena Community College before returning to Notre Dame this past spring ... raw but talented quarterback progressed throughout spring, capped off by a sterling performance in the spring game ... completed 18 of 30 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns to help guide the Gold squad to a 27-19 victory in the 2010 Blue-Gold Game.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Transferred to Pasadena Community College ... completed 31 of 88 passes for 324 yards with two TDs and five interceptions.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action as a preferred walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, Calif. until transferring to scholastic powerhouse De La Salle for senior campaign ... connected on 12 of 19 passes for 166 yards and a TD at De La Salle ... added 33 yards rushing on 17 carries ... did not participate in football until freshman year of high school ... son of NFL Hall-of-Fame and former Irish quarterback Joe (1975-78) and Jennifer Montana ... elder Montana helped lead Notre Dame to the 1977 National Championship ... two older sisters, Alexandra ('07) and Elizabeth ('08), each graduated from Notre Dame ... younger brother, Nick, is a freshman quarterback at the University of Washington ... born Oct. 3, 1989 ... full name is Nathaniel Joseph Montana ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.

Nate Montana
Nate  Montana

Concord, CA

High School:
De La Salle

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215



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