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Sam Montgomery
LB #95
Height:
6-3
Weight:
260
College:
LSU
Experience:
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TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Houston Texans with the 95th overall pick and 33rd pick of the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 26, 2013...Signed by the Texans on May 24, 2013.

Career Notes:
Started 26-of-31 games he appeared in at right defensive end, recording 104 tackles (47 solos)
His 32.5 stops for losses of 145 yards tied Chad Lavailais for eighth in school history
His 19 sacks for minus-114 yards are tied with Marcus Spears (2001-04) and Chuck Wiley (1994-97) for sixth on the LSU all-time record list
Deflected four passes and credited with 14 quarterback pressures
Also caused three fumbles and recovered another

2012 (Junior):
A second-team All-American selection by the Walter Camp Foundation and Sports Illustrated, receiving third-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press and CBS Sports
A consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice who was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week recognition for his performances vs. South Carolina, Auburn and Washington
Shared the team’s Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Defensive Player Award with Barkevious Mingo and was the recipient of LSU’s Toby Caston Award for outstanding performance during 2012 spring drills
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 10 contests at right defensive end, coming off the bench in the Mississippi State and Mississippi games
Recorded 37 tackles (18 solos) as his eight sacks for minus 43 yards ranked fifth in the conference and also tied for the 10th-best season total by a Tigers defender
Was also fifth in the league with 13 stops for losses of 57 yards, as he helped the team finish ninth in the nation in run defense (101.6 yards per game) and eighth in total defense (307.6 yards per game
Caused a pair of fumbles and recovered another
Deflected two passes and had three quarterback pressures
Registered four tackles, a 3-yard sack and 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage in LSU’s 41-3 win over Washington. He also added three pressures as the Tigers held Washington to only 12 first downs and 183 yards of total offense
His second SEC Player of the Week honor came after he accounted for four tackles (3 solos) with 3.5 going for losses for minus 14 yards in a 12-10 win at Auburn. His first tackle-for-loss resulted in a safety and a 2-0 LSU first quarter lead. Included in the 3.5 tackles for loss was a sack for minus-5 yards.
Montgomery had three tackles including two sacks and a forced fumble in a 23-21 defeat over third-ranked South Carolina. He had a sack for an 11-yard loss on a third down attempt for South Carolina late in the fourth quarter to help preserve the victory for the Tigers
Earned a sack for the third straight game vs. Ole Miss and registered a sack and a pass breakup vs. Mississippi State
Had another sack, recovered a fumble and earned three tackles vs. Alabama...Closed out his career with five tackles and a 6-yard sack, causing a fumble on that play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Houston Texans with the 95th overall pick and 33rd pick of the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 26, 2013...Signed by the Texans on May 24, 2013.

Career Notes:
Started 26-of-31 games he appeared in at right defensive end, recording 104 tackles (47 solos)
His 32.5 stops for losses of 145 yards tied Chad Lavailais for eighth in school history
His 19 sacks for minus-114 yards are tied with Marcus Spears (2001-04) and Chuck Wiley (1994-97) for sixth on the LSU all-time record list
Deflected four passes and credited with 14 quarterback pressures
Also caused three fumbles and recovered another

2012 (Junior):
A second-team All-American selection by the Walter Camp Foundation and Sports Illustrated, receiving third-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press and CBS Sports
A consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice who was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week recognition for his performances vs. South Carolina, Auburn and Washington
Shared the team’s Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Defensive Player Award with Barkevious Mingo and was the recipient of LSU’s Toby Caston Award for outstanding performance during 2012 spring drills
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 10 contests at right defensive end, coming off the bench in the Mississippi State and Mississippi games
Recorded 37 tackles (18 solos) as his eight sacks for minus 43 yards ranked fifth in the conference and also tied for the 10th-best season total by a Tigers defender
Was also fifth in the league with 13 stops for losses of 57 yards, as he helped the team finish ninth in the nation in run defense (101.6 yards per game) and eighth in total defense (307.6 yards per game
Caused a pair of fumbles and recovered another
Deflected two passes and had three quarterback pressures
Registered four tackles, a 3-yard sack and 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage in LSU’s 41-3 win over Washington. He also added three pressures as the Tigers held Washington to only 12 first downs and 183 yards of total offense
His second SEC Player of the Week honor came after he accounted for four tackles (3 solos) with 3.5 going for losses for minus 14 yards in a 12-10 win at Auburn. His first tackle-for-loss resulted in a safety and a 2-0 LSU first quarter lead. Included in the 3.5 tackles for loss was a sack for minus-5 yards.
Montgomery had three tackles including two sacks and a forced fumble in a 23-21 defeat over third-ranked South Carolina. He had a sack for an 11-yard loss on a third down attempt for South Carolina late in the fourth quarter to help preserve the victory for the Tigers
Earned a sack for the third straight game vs. Ole Miss and registered a sack and a pass breakup vs. Mississippi State
Had another sack, recovered a fumble and earned three tackles vs. Alabama...Closed out his career with five tackles and a 6-yard sack, causing a fumble on that play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson

2011 (Sophomore):
Football Writers Association and FoxSportsNext.com, adding second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and Sports Illustrated, while also picking up third-team accolades from the Associated Press and Rivals.com
All-SEC first-team pick by the league’s coaches who was chosen SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Alabama and SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Kentucky
Started 11 of the 14 games he appeared in at right defensive end, registering 49 tackles (23 solos), as his nine sacks for minus-55 yards led the team, ranked sixth in the league and tied Melvin Oliver (2005), Marcus Spears (2004), Gabe Northern (1995) and Ron Sancho (1987) for fourth place on the school season record chart
Also paced the Tigers with 13.5 stops for losses of 63 yards, adding 11 pressures, two pass deflections and a forced fumble
Tallied two tackles for loss and one sack vs. Arkansas
Credited with a 3-yard sack vs. Western Kentucky and an 11-yard sack along with three solo tackles vs. Georgia in the SEC Championship Game
Named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week with Arkansas’ Jake Bequette after he set a career-high with two sacks and tied his career-best with six total tackles at Alabama
Posted six tackles vs. Auburn and added 1.5 stops for loss that included a 15-yard sack
Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance vs. Kentucky when he produced six tackles and two stops behind the line of scrimmage that included 1.5 sacks
Combined with Tyrann Mathieu to record a sack vs. Northwestern State as he finished with five tackles
Made four tackles with a team-high 1.5 stops-for-loss and a forced fumble recovered by Eric Reid in the Oregon contest
2010 (Redshirt Freshman):
Named Freshman All-SEC by the league’s coaches after he started the Tigers’ first five games at right defensive end
Made 18 tackles with two sacks for minus-16 yards and six stops for losses of 25 yards
Produced six tackles and two stops-for-loss vs. West Virginia
Tallied six tackles with 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage vs. Mississippi State
Recorded his second sack against Vanderbilt
In the North Carolina game, he delivered four tackles and a 9-yard sack.

2009 (Freshman):
Red-shirted as a freshman

High School:
Attended Greenwood (S.C.) High School, playing football for head coach Shell Dula with fellow Texans rookie S D.J. Swearinger
Delivered 65 tackles that included 15 sacks and 20 stops behind the line of scrimmage as a junior
The two-time All-State choice registered 85 tackles, 11 sacks and 15 stops-for-loss as a senior
Rated the second-best defensive end in the country by ESPN and sixth by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service also considered him the third-best pass rusher in the prep ranks
Super Prep rated him the second-best prospect in the state of South Carolina
Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100 and the Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120
Concluded his high school career as a member of the White squad that competed in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Also lettered in basketball

Personal:
Sports Administration major
Son of Debra and Sidney Montgomery
Nickname is “Sonic” Sam for his affection of the video game “Sonic The Hedgehog”
Born Sidney Sammual Montgomery

 

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