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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1982, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (16), and coach Bill Walsh are shown prior top Super Bowl 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Pontiac, Mich. Montana remembers what it was like to start his first Super Bowl. Montana was in his third season with the San Francisco 49ers, when they faced the Cincinnati Bengals in the Pontiac Superdome. (AP Photo/Atkins, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (16) carries a Super Bowl trophy as he and other former players are introduced for a halftime ceremony during an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals in Santa Clara, Calif. Montana remembers what it was like to start his first Super Bowl. Montana was in his third season with the 49ers, when they faced the Cincinnati Bengals in the Pontiac Superdome. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

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1. Joe Montana played in the NFL for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He also briefly played for the Kansas City Chiefs. After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame, Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 seasons. Montana started and won four Super Bowls and was the first player ever to have been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times. He also holds Super Bowl career records for most passes without an interception (122 in 4 games) and the all-time highest quarterback rating of 127.8. Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility. In 1989, and again in 1990, the Associated Press named Montana the NFL Most Valuable Player, and Sports Illustrated magazine named Montana the 1990 "Sportsman of the Year". Four years earlier, in 1986, Montana won the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. Montana was elected to eight Pro Bowls, as well as being voted 1st team All-Pro by the AP in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Montana had the highest passer rating in the National Football Conference (NFC) five times (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1989); and, in both 1987 and 1989, Montana had the highest passer rating in the entire NFL. Noted for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Montana helped his teams to 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins. In the closing moments of the 1981 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XXIII, Montana threw game-winning touchdown passes. The touchdown at the end of the championship game was so memorable that sports journalists, fans, and many others, refer to the play simply as "The Catch". The touchdown in the closing moments of Super Bowl XXIII came at the end of a 92-yard drive with only 36 seconds left on the game clock. The 49ers retired the number 16, the jersey number Montana wore while with the team. In 1993, Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs and led the franchise to its first AFC Championship Game i

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Joe Montana played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He also briefly played for the Kansas City Chiefs. After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame, Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 seasons. Traded before the 1993 season, he spent his final two years in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs. While a member of the 49ers, Montana started and won four Super Bowls and was the first player ever to have been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times. He also holds Super Bowl career records for most passes without an interception (122 in 4 games) and the all-time highest quarterback rating of 127.8. Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility. In 1989, and again in 1990, the Associated Press named Montana the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Sports Illustrated magazine named Montana the 1990 "Sportsman of the Year". Four years earlier, in 1986, Montana won the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. Montana was elected to eight Pro Bowls, as well as being voted 1st team All-Pro by the AP in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Montana had the highest passer rating in the National Football Conference (NFC) five times (1981, 1984,1985, 1987, and 1989); and, in both 1987 and 1989, Montana had the highest passer rating in the entire NFL. (AP Photo)

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Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young.

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Former NFL quartetrback Joe Montana, right, presents the award for AP Most Valuable Player to Archie Manning and Marshall Manning, on behalf of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, son of Archie Manning, at the third annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for NFL/AP Images)

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Former NFL quartetrback Joe Montana, right, presents the award for AP Most Valuable Player to Archie Manning and Marshall Manning, on behalf of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, son of Archie Manning, at the third annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for NFL/AP Images)

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, left, and former wide receiver Dwight Clark are shown before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, left, and former wide receiver Dwight Clark are shown before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)