He led Notre Dame to an NCAA National Championship in 1977.
He was inducted into the Ringgold High Hall of Fame on September 2, 2006, along with Baseball stars Stan Musial and Ken Griffey Sr. and NFL kicker Fred Cox.
Joe started playing peewee football when he was eight, even thought the minimum age was nine, but his father adjusted his age on the application.
His high school alma mater, Ringgold High, plays in Joe Montana Stadium.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
He is the only player to win the Super Bowl MVP Award three times.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone named the lead character in his movie Scarface (Tony Montana) after Joe.
He attended Ringgold High School in Monongahela, PA.
Sports Illustrated named him Sportsman of the Year in 1990.
He is tied with Terry Bradshaw having quarterbacked his team to four Super Bowl Championships.
He won the Associated Press MVP Award twice, in 1989 and 1990.
He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl eight times.
Joe owned an employment company with Mickey Mantle, but the company failed after only a few months.
He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1979 NFL Entry Draft.
He went to school at Notre Dame.
Joe Montana: (referring to Joe Montana Stadium at Ringgold High School in Pennsylvania) It's a great honor. It'll last longer than me.
Joe Montana: Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Joe Montana: I have a fear of failure.
Joe Montana: In sports, you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever.
Joe Montana: Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.
Joe Montana: When you're first starting out, it's good to be a little scared.
Joe Montana: People will boo, but you have to handle yourself during a game.
Joe Montana: Some guys practice like all-Americans but they can't play!