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Redskins Select Montgomery In 5th Round

The Washington Redskins selected defensive lineman Anthony Montgomery from the University of Minnesota with the 153rd overall pick (fifth round) in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Montgomery is an athletic lineman with great size that plays well in versatile situations against the run and the pass.

Montgomery, 6-5 and 311 pounds, played in 45 games with 23 starts at Minnesota and posted 137 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and eight sacks during his career. He also collected two interceptions and four passes defensed.

As a senior in 2005 he started 11 games with 41 tackles (23 solo), six tackles for loss and three sacks. He also added an interception, two passes defensesd and a fumble recovery. He finished ninth on the team in tackles.

As a junior, Montgomery started 12 games, posting 48 tackles (36 solo), nine tackles for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery. He also had one interception and a pass breakup.

As a sophomore, Montgomery appeared in all 13 games with six starts for the Gophers, recording 34 tackles (20 solo) with two sacks, eight tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. He appeared in nine games as a freshman and posted 14 tackles (nine solo).

Montgomery played several positions on defense and offense (including quarterback) as a prep at John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He also lettered in basketball and baseball.

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