|05-01-2006, 12:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burke, VA
dailypress.com: No wait for the weight
ASHBURN -- Anthony Montgomery didn't wait until college to put on the freshman 15.
Nope, he gained it all in high school.
Washington's fifth-round draft pick, Montgomery put on 105 pounds during his prep career at John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, where he played several positions, including quarterback, tight end and defensive end.
"When I came to high school, I was about 190 pounds," said Montgomery, a defensive tackle drafted from the University of Minnesota.
"The next year, I was 210. I played the first two games before they moved me to tight end, then my junior year I was about 240 (pounds). My senior year, I was 295 pounds playing quarterback."
Montgomery also played baseball and basketball in high school. He averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and three assists a game as a three-year all-conference performer and team MVP. On the diamond, he hit 14 home runs and struck out 60 batters on the way to being named all-state.
"That shows what kind of athlete I can be," Montgomery said. "We threw the ball (in high school); I ran a little bit of option."
But don't count on him being an emergency quarterback for the Redskins. The first in his family to attend college, Montgomery says he visited Washington two weeks ago and it felt like "home."
"Everybody was friendly," he said, "nice people."
"If they ask me to play (emergency) quarterback, I'm sure I'll be able to step in and help out a little bit."
DOUGHTY'S NO DUMMY
Reed Doughty is the first and only three-time Academic All-American at Northern Colorado. So Washington hopes to use his smarts in the secondary after selecting Doughty in the sixth round of the draft Sunday.
DOUGHTY, WHO MAJORED IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, FINISHED COLLEGE WITH A 4.0 GPA. HE RECEIVED AN $18,000 POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR BEING A FINALIST FOR THE DRADDY TROPHY (ALSO KNOWN AS THE ACADEMIC HEISMAN). THE NCAA ALSO AWARDED HIM AN ADDITIONAL $7,500 IN POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY. INJURY UPDATES
Offensive tackle Jon Jansen underwent surgery on his broken right thumb Thursday in New York. He'll be in a splint for about six weeks, but "will continue to condition and work out with the team," said Redskins director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer.
Tyer also said starting guard Randy Thomas continues to make strides in recovering from the broken leg suffered last season against Dallas.
"He's pushing sleds and doing some running," Tyer said. The club hopes to have Thomas back for minicamp. In addition, starting center Casey Rabach recently removed the walking boot off his lower left leg, which was injured last month in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
"He looks clean and he's healing well," Tyer said. "He'll probably be (out) another two or three weeks."
"He can run like Jerry Rice and hit like Night Train Lane" 21