Ray Montgomery
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Date of birth: (1909-02-01)February 1, 1909
Place of birth: Wheeling, West Virginia
Career history
Pittsburgh (1927–1929)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1929)

Adelbert Raymond Montgomery[1][2] (February 1, 1909 – May 26, 1966) was an American football guard at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a consensus All-American in 1929.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Montgomery was a native of West Virginia.[3] He played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team under coach Jock Sutherland during the 1927, 1928 and 1929 seasons.[4] In his senior year he helped the team go 9-0 that earned a trip to the Rose Bowl.[3] That year, as a 6-foot, 1-inch, 188-pound guard, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from several publications and organizations including Collier's Weekly (Grantland Rice) and United Press (UP).[5]

Outside of football[edit | edit source]

Montgomery appeared in the 1930 film "Maybe It's Love." The film, directed by William A. Wellman, was a genre football comedy starring Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown, and members of the 1928 and 1929 All-American football teams including Otto Pommerening, Howard Harpster, Bill Banker, Tim Moynihan, Elmer Sleight, Paul Scull, Wear Schoonover, Russell Saunders and USC coach Howard Jones.[6][7]

In later life, Montgomery was in the automobile business in North Hollywood, California.[3] He died on May 26, 1966 in North Hollywood.[3][8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "University of Pittsburgh - Owl Yearbook (Pittsburgh, PA), Class of 1929, Page 156". e-yearbook.com. http://www.e-yearbook.com/yearbooks/University_Pittsburgh_Owl_Yearbook/1929/Page_156.html. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. Omicron Delta Kappa (1932). The Circle. General Council of the Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity. https://books.google.ca/books?id=NptMAAAAYAAJ. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Ex-Pitt Guard Montgomery Dies". Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 882 (333): pp. 44. May 26, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19660526&id=Jr0bAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TE8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=1342,4307272. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  4. "Pitt football, 2010". University of Pittsburgh. http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/text-idx?c=pittathletics&idno=31735051653081. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  5. 2014 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 4 & 14 (2014). Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  6. "Maybe It's Love". imdb.com. http://imdb.com/title/tt0021133/. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  7. Parsons, Louella O. (April 16, 1930). "All-American Grid Stars in Warner Film". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: P-G Publishing Co.) 3 (221): pp. 10. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19300416&id=UKBRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lmgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1877,4857235. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  8. "Person Details for Adelbert R Montgomery, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP4P-QB8. Retrieved October 5, 2014.

External links[edit | edit source]

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