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 careerEdit

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 footballEdit

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]


  1. "University of Pittsburgh - Owl Yearbook (Pittsburgh, PA), Class of 1929, Page 156". Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. Omicron Delta Kappa (1932). The Circle. General Council of the Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity. 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.,4307272. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  4. "Pitt football, 2010". University of Pittsburgh. 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". 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.,4857235. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  8. "Person Details for Adelbert R Montgomery, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997" —". Retrieved October 5, 2014.

External linksEdit

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