Nate Montana transfers to D2 school

Nate Montana, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana, will continue his own quarterback career with NCAA Division II school West Virginia Wesleyan following a transfer from the University of Montana.

Montana Jr. was a walk-on at his father’s alma mater, Notre Dame, before transferring to their namesake university last year.

He played in eight games for the Grizzlies as a backup to Jordan Johnson last season, completing 26 of 42 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception.

UM coach Mick Delaney said the fifth-year senior requested the waiver to get more playing time.

"He wants to be on the field, and he’ll get that opportunity [in Buckhannon, W.Va.]," he told the Missoulian.