Friday, November 20, 2015

1975 Profile: Mike Montler

No. 53
"Montler started every game at center for the Bills last year despite a painful mid-season leg injury. He took over starting duties in the ninth game of the 1973 season when Bruce Jarvis was sidelined by a knee injury. He has played so well Jarvis can't get his starting job back. Montler came to the Bills as an offensive tackle and has made the switch easily.
He was acquired by Buffalo in the trade that also brought Jim Cheyunski and Halvor Hagen from New England. Mike was a starting offensive lineman during his four seasons with the Patriots. He was New England's second round draft choice in 1969.
Montler won All-America and All-Big Eight honors as a tackle for Eddie Crowder at Colorado. Captain of the Buffaloes as a senior, he captured the Ernie Davis Memorial Award in the 1969 Coaches All-America Game. Mike was a member of the Blue-Grey, Hula and Senior Bowl squads and the College All-Star team.
Mike played service football during a four-year tour in the Marine Corps. His duty stations included San Diego and Okinawa. His undergraduate major at Colorado was business with a minor in journalism. Mike has worked in the off-season in a Sheriff's department and in the PR departments of both a bank and a real estate firm."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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