The San Francisco 49ers will host their local pro day on Wednesday, and a "big name" will be in attendance. CSN Bay Area is reporting that Nate Montana, the son of former 49ers QB Joe Montana, will be in attendance at the pro day.
The "local" pro day is an event for individuals who attended Bay Area colleges, or are residents of the Bay Area but attended college outside the region. Montana is eligible because he attended De La Salle High School in Concord.
Fooch's Update: Matt Barrows has a rundown of some of the prospects who will be in attendance.
The young Montana traveled far and wide during his college career, serving as a backup at Pasadena City College, Notre Dame and the University of Montana. He finished up his college career at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan. In his season with the Bobcats, Montana appeared in nine games and threw for 2,480 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Bobcats must run a pretty wild offense as he attempted 60+ passes in two games, and 50-59 in five more. Talk about some crazy numbers.
Nate Montana will get a chance to show what he can do, but barring something nobody has seen in his college career, odds are slim he gets much more than the pro day workout. His name pops up for tomorrow's pro day because he's a Montana. If he was Nate Smith, we would not be batting an eyelash. It'd be great if he somehow had some hidden skills, but I hope people do not have high expectations for the young Montana.