Joined the Bears at the start of 2002 fall camp after transferring from L.A. Harbor JC, where he earned first team All-American (JC Gridwire) and Western States Conference Player of the Year honors in 2001 ... played behind several veteran linemen last year, limiting his playing time ... relentless defender who is striving to be part of this year's line rotation ... should receive more opportunities in 2003, as he continues to show a better grasp of the defense ... "We have high expectations for Monte," said defensive line coach Ken Delgado. "He has the physical ability to be a force against both the pass and the run. His learning curve could effect our defense's learning curve this season." ... 2002 ... appeared in four games (Baylor, New Mexico St., Michigan St. and Oregon St.), managing to post two tackles, one sack and one pass breakup.
Junior College/High School/Personal: Pummeled opponents for 57 tackles, seven sacks, 12 tackles for losses, 19 quarterback hurries, nine QB knockdowns, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three pass deflections in '01 ... rated the No. 3 defensive end in JuCo his sophomore year, contributing greatly to a rushing defense that ranked first in California and second nationally ... also won All-Western States Conference first team honors, as well as JC Gridwire Academic All-America accolades ... following stellar career at Carson High School, enlisted for military duty in U.S. Navy ... served more than 100 days on a battleship in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Strike ... returned to football in 2000 ... as high schooler, gained first team all-city notice as both freshman and senior, leading Carson HS to the Los Angeles City Section title in 1993 ... traveled to Singapore, Tokyo, Australia, Hong Kong and Tazmania, among other international stops, during his naval stint ... first name is pronounced, mon-TAY ... sociology major at Cal ... interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement ... mother is Jennifer Claton ... born Nov. 15, 1976 in Torrance, CA.
PARSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int BR 2002 1 1 2 1-0 1-0 0 1