David Montgomery – Chicago Bears #32

Chicago Bears #32

David Montgomery was born on June 7th 1997, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He grew up in tough circumstances, raised not knowing his father and with financial hardships forcing he and his mother to move often around the Cincinnati area. He also has a brother who was jailed for murder and drug trafficking. When he scores a touchdown, Montgomery will often make a V sign to honour a high school team mate who was murdered during a home invasion.

In college, he represented Iowa State University and as a freshman in 2016, he started in four games and played some part in all twelve, scoring a respectable 563 yards, which placed him second in the Cyclone’s history for a freshman.

This form earned him a bigger part in 2017 and he repaid his coach’s faith by gaining 1,147 yards in rushing, with another 296 receiving yards and eleven touchdowns. The same year, he set a new record for forced missed tackles (104) which was previously held by Dalvin Cook. (89)

Despite a slow start to his junior year in college, Montgomery was soon firing on all cylinders once more and by the end of the season, he had beaten his sophomore stats by racking up 1,216 rushing yards with an extra 157 receiving yards and thirteen touchdowns.

David decided not to play his senior college year and opted instead to join the 2019 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Chicago Bears as the 73rd overall pick.

In his rookie season, Montgomery scored 889 rushing yards with a supplemental 185 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

On 26th August during a training session at the Bears pre-season camp, David suffered a groin injury and it remains to be seen what the extent of that injury will have on his season. First reports suggest he could miss between two and four weeks of the season.

Let’s hope he is soon back on the field and doing what he does best.