|Date of birth:May 12, 1956|
|Place of birth: Montebello, California|
|NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 7 / Pick: 168|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Cincinnati Bengals ( 1979– 1989)|
|Career highlights and awards|
| *4× Pro Bowl (1986, 1988, 1989, 1993)
|Stats at NFL.com|
Montoya was cleared to play football again and began his college football career playing for Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), a community college in Walnut, California. He did not start as a freshman, but after an outstanding sophomore season, he earned a football scholarship to UCLA, where he would play for head coach Terry Donahue. After redshirting for a year, Montoya was a starter in 1977 as the Bruins posted a 7-4 record. In 1978, he was again a starter, earning All Pac-10 honors. The Bruins in 1978 went 8-3-1, ended the season in both the AP and UPI Top 20 rankings and played to a 10-10 tie against Arkansas in the 1978 Fiesta Bowl.
Montoya was drafted in the 7th round (168th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft. Montoya was a four-time Pro Bowl guard who played in two Super Bowls with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played 11 seasons for the Bengals, from 1979 to 1989, becoming a starter in his second season. He then played five seasons for the Los Angeles Raiders, starting in all but his final season.
After retiring from the NFL, Montoya invested in a restaurant franchise of Cincinnati-based Penn Station East Coast Subs and eventually owned four in northern Kentucky. He is also a founder and silent partner of Montoya's Restaurant in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He also spent five years helping coach the Beechwood High School football team (including son Matthew, now a multimedia freelancer) in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. His daughter, Alison Montoya (a twin of Matthew), was a general assignment reporter for Cincinnati NBC television affiliate WLWT until late fall 2014.
- ↑ "Max Montoya Stats - Pro-Football-Reference.com". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MontMa00.htm.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 WHITE, LONNIE (15 October 1993). "Montoya Still Game After 199 of Them : Raiders: Fifteen-year veteran will reach a milestone Monday night against Denver.". http://articles.latimes.com/1993-10-15/sports/sp-46153_1_oakland-raiders.
- ↑ "Statistics" (PDF). http://www.uclabruins.com/fls/30500/old_site/pdf/m-footbl/2012-13/misc_non_event/fb-history-II.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=30500.
- ↑ "Statistics" (PDF). http://www.uclabruins.com/fls/30500/old_site/pdf/m-footbl/2012-13/misc_non_event/fb-history-I.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=30500.
- ↑ "Max Montoya". http://www.nfl.com/player/maxmontoya/2521466/profile.
- ↑ "Max Montoya - Still Serving Cincinnati - Penn Station East Coast Subs News". http://www.thefranchisemall.com/news/articles/17822-0.htm.
- ↑ "Montoyas tackles Mexican with Kentucky hospitality". http://www2.cincinnati.com/freetime/dining/reviews/030504_montoyas_25.html.
- ↑ Video on YouTube
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "Full circle". http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Full-circle/f8ad7508-c67e-4125-83cc-38f237bec463.