James Montgomery
James Montgomery

Player Profile
Rancho Cordova, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 205

Running Back


Granted his release to transfer on March 17, 2008.

2007: Logged action as Cal's No. 2 tailback, logging action in all 13 games ... turned in 171 yards and two scores on the ground ... was key in Cal's win over Colorado State, racking up 43 yards on nine carries and a touchdown as Justin Forsett battled injury late in the game ... picked up a crucial first down on a 3rd-and-2 in the fourth quarter to keep Cal's drive alive ... had runs of 4,4,3,2 and 12 yards in Cal's final series to run out the clock and preserve a 34-28 victory over the Rams ... scooted for 38 yards and a score against Louisiana Tech ... hauled in his first career touchdown reception at Washington ... finished the regular season with four catches for 48 yards, including a career-best 24-yard grab against Stanford ... added four carries for 41 yards, including a career-best 20-yard run, in the bowl victory over Air Force.

2006: Redshirt.

High School: Named All-American by Parade Magazine, SuperPrep and PrepStar ... first-team all-state selection by CalHiSports.com ... selected to play in the CaliFlorida game ... rated as the nation's No. 14 running back prospect and as the 24th-best overall prospect in the west by Rivals.com ... Scout.com ranked him 20th at his position ... member of the Rivals 250 national list, including No. 18 in California ... rushed for more than 4,900 yards and 82 touchdowns during three varsity seasons ... ran for 2,183 yards as a senior with 39 scores ... amassed 1,915 rushing yards as a junior ... underclassmen all-state selection ... Sacramento metro area player of the year ... National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... ran for 380 yards and nine TDs in one game as a junior ... returned three kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior.

Personal: Parents are Cynthia Cooper and James Montgomery ... born December 11, 1987 ... undecided on a major.

Montgomery's Career Rushing Stats

Year G-GS No. Yds. Yds/C TD Long
2007 13-0 36 171 4.8 2 20