Joe Montana daughters seem to be following in their father’s footsteps with both his son and daughter being athletes in their own right. The former quarterback, who recently made headlines by signing on as the athletic director at his alma mater of Notre Dame, has four children by two different women. His first child with his first wife Gina Montana was his son Nick, who like Joe played football in high school and went on to the University of San Diego to continue his football career.
Joe Montana has three daughters from his marriage to JoAnn Healy. The eldest daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1974. The middle daughter, Julie, was born in 1976. The youngest daughter, Alyssa, was born in 1982. Jennifer is a teacher and lives in California with her husband and their two children.
She is the only one of Joe’s three daughters who has followed him into sports broadcasting. Julie works as a nurse practitioner for Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Walnut Creek, CA. She is married to an orthopedic surgeon with whom she shares two daughters.
Joe Montana is best known for playing 16 seasons in the NFL, playing for four different teams during his professional career. He is also well-known as the first player to be named Super Bowl MVP three times. Montana was born on 11th January 1956 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. He played college football at Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1979 and graduated from there with a degree in marketing. In 1994, he married Jennifer Lee Anne Pitino; together they had four daughters- Kyra (born 1990), Kylee (born 1991), Kalyn (born 1994) and Katelyn (born 1995). The couple divorced in 2003 after 10 years of marriage.
The oldest daughter Andrea Montana Meyer
Andrea Montana Meyer, born Andrea started her modeling career when she was just five years old. She went on to graduate from the University of Southern California with a BA in broadcast journalism. After graduating, she went on to work for NBC Sports as a reporter for the Sunday Night Football pregame show and has also done some reporting work for NFL Network. In 2013, she married retired quarterback Brett Favre in an intimate ceremony at her father’s home in Atherton, California. Andrea is now pregnant with their first child.
Second daughter Natalie Montana
Natalie Montana is the second daughter of football legend Joe Montana. Natalie has followed in her father’s footsteps with her athletic skills, however she has chosen to play softball rather than football. She played college ball at Pepperdine University and then transferred to Arizona State University before graduating in 2013. Currently, she plays for the National Pro Fastpitch team which represents the U.S. in international tournaments such as the International Cup or Olympics qualifiers.
Third daughter Jacqueline Jeanette Montana
Jacqueline Jeanette Montana is the third daughter of football legend Joe Montana. She has attended the University of California, Los Angeles for two years before graduating from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She graduated with a BA in sociology and is currently pursuing her masters degree in social work at UCLA.
She is also working as a counselor intern at the JED Foundation, an organization that provides education to survivors of human trafficking.
And their mom Geri Ann Graham
Geri Ann Graham, the wife of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, was born in 1959. She met her husband at a dance club in 1977 and after a brief courtship married him soon after. The couple had three children together, Joseph (born 1979), Katherine (born 1981) and Christina (born 1986).
In December 1991, Geri Ann filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became final on November 17, 1992. There were no prenuptial agreements signed by the Montanas before their marriage or during their marriage so any settlement would be based on community property laws.
Life before football for the Montanas
Joe Montana, born Joseph Michael Montana Jr., was an American football quarterback who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. He was a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, three-time Super Bowl winner, MVP of Super Bowl XXIII, and the only quarterback to have led two teams to championships.
After his playing career, he took on coaching positions with the Kansas City Chiefs and University of California Berkeley football team. In 2013, he became a TV color commentator for college football games on ESPN’s new SEC Network.
NFL draft and early career
In 1979, the San Francisco 49ers picked up the quarterback from Notre Dame in the third round. He was their backup for three seasons before he became their starter in 1982. The 49ers went on to beat Cincinnati 26-21 to win Super Bowl XVI. The following season, he led San Francisco to a victory over Miami 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX, which was played at Stanford Stadium near Palo Alto, California.
He retired after winning four Super Bowls with the 49ers as a player and three more as head coach. He is one of only six NFL players who have won both a Heisman Trophy and a Super Bowl.
Highlights in San Francisco
After his retirement, he had a brief career as a color commentator for Monday Night Football in 1997. He also briefly served as head coach of the Oakland Raiders from January to September 2001 (was fired).
In 2003, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2006, Montana was ranked number one on ESPN’s list of NFL Greats for their 50th Anniversary team.
Fourth down comeback against Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XXIII (1988)
In the fourth quarter against Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XXIII, with 5:32 left on the clock, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana launched a pass to wide receiver John Taylor. The ball was underthrown, and it looked like cornerback Don McNeal had a perfect shot at intercepting it. But Taylor leaped up to make a spectacular catch just before he landed in the end zone for a touchdown. It’s one of the most memorable plays in NFL history.
Journeyman quarterback’s final stop in Kansas City Chiefs where he leads team to another championship victory (1993)
In 1993, the Kansas City Chiefs had the best offense in the league led by quarterback Joe Montana. They reached Super Bowl XXIX, where they faced off against the San Francisco 49ers who were led by head coach George Seifert and quarterback Steve Young. The game became a defensive struggle with both teams trading punts throughout most of the game. With just over two minutes left in regulation time, Montana was finally able to lead his team on an 80-yard drive for a touchdown to take an unlikely 20-16 lead.
Later years with New England Patriots (1994–1996), 2nd stint with 49ers (1997–1998), final season with Chiefs (1999)
Montana retired from the NFL in 1994. He later joined the New England Patriots in 1995, but was released before the start of the season. In 1996, he rejoined the 49ers for his 2nd stint there, but again left after one year. In 1997, he rejoined the 49ers for his 2nd stint there, but again left after one year. In 1998, Montana re-joined the Chiefs for his final NFL season.
Montana currently resides in Pleasanton, CA with his wife Tara and their four children (two daughters and two sons) as well as a grandson. His son Tyler works as a quarterback coach at Chabot College in California while daughter Brittany is a professional golfer.
Retirement from Football and Life After Football
In January 1990, after 17 seasons, Joe retired from the NFL. The 49ers retired his number, 16. He is the only player to have ever worn this number in a regular season NFL game. In 1992 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and in 1994 he was voted Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.