Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.250
Date:
2011
Description:
Joe Montford bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Joe Montford

Playing Career

Shreveport Pirates
1995

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1996 - 2001, 2003, 2004

Toronto Argonauts
2002

Edmonton Eskimos
2005, 2006

Awards and Honours

Eastern All-Star Defensive End
1998 - 2002 (5)

Canadian Football League (CFL) All-Star Defensive End
1998 - 2002 (5)

East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player
1998, 2000, 2001 (3)

CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player
1998, 2000, 2001 (3)

Grey Cup Participation
1998, 1999, 2005 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1999, 2005 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played 185 games.

  • 5th on the CFL All-Time career sacks list with 135 (as of 2015).

  • 2nd on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time career sacks list with 115 (as of 2015).



Joe Montford played collegiate football at South Carolina State University and in his last season he led the team in tackles with 131.

Montfort's CFL career began in 1995 when played one season with the US Expansion team the Shreveport Pirates. Montford was acquired by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after the US dispersal draft in 1996.

Montford had a stand out season with the Tiger-Cats in 1998, where he led the CFL with 21 quarterback sacks and six forced fumbles. He was chosen as linemen of the week on three different occasions during the regular season and for the first time in his career he was named a CFL All-Star and the Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Montford was a key player in the Tiger-Cats defense helped secure a Grey Cup victory in 1999. He led the league in quarterback sacks with 26, and picked up five fumble returns for 99 yards and three touchdowns. This season would also mark his second Eastern All-Star and CFL All-Star honours.

In 2000, Montford led the league in quarterback sacks for the third straight year, as well as setting a new record with three consecutive seasons with a minimum of 20 sacks. He was also the league leader in forced fumbles that season with eight.

After a brief stint with Toronto Argonauts, Joe Montford finished his career with the Edmonton Eskimos where he won his second Grey Cup ring in 2005. Montford was voted number 40 on TSN's Top 50 CFL Players.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2011 as a player.

Class of 2011




Chris FlynnGino FracasKen LehmannDon MatthewsDanny McManusJoe Montford



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Football Reporters of Canada




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People:
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