Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. also known as Joe Montana. Commonly nicknamed ‘Joe Cool’ and ‘the Comback kid’ has won 4 49ers super bowl ring during his career playing for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
All 4 49ers Super Bowl ring won by Joe Montana was in year 1981, 1984, 1988 and 1989. He also ranks among football’s all-time leaders in passing yards (40,551) and touchdown passes (273). Montana was known for his ability to calmly bring his team to victory from the brink of defeat during the final moments of the game, earning himself the nickname “Joe Cool.”
Joe Montana was raised in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, and excelled at baseball, basketball, and football in high school. He was offered a basketball scholarship to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, but instead went to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, to play collegiate football.
Joe Montana began his junior year as the Fighting Irish’s third-string quarterback but was elevated to starter after coming off the bench to lead Notre Dame to a comeback victory in the third game of the 1977 season. He finished that season by guiding once-beaten Notre Dame to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A national championship.
After a successful senior year that ended with a Notre Dame victory in the Cotton Bowl, Joe Montana was selected by the 49ers in the third round of the 1979 NFL draft.
Joe Montana became the 49ers’ starting quarterback midway through his second season in San Francisco. His field vision and keen decision making were ideal for head coach Bill Walsh’s “West Coast offense,” which relied on a series of short, accurate passes to move the ball downfield. Joe Montana led the 49ers to their first 49ers Super Bowl ring victory in January 1982, earning game MVP honours in the process.
His team’s play-off run was highlighted by a game-winning touchdown pass from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark with 51 seconds remaining in the National Football Conference championship game, a play later known as “The Catch.” The 49ers won a second 49ers Super Bowl ring (and Joe Montana a second Super Bowl MVP award) in 1985, defeating the Miami Dolphins.
The following spring the 49ers drafted wide receiver Jerry Rice, who teamed with Joe Montana for six seasons to form one of the most prolific passing combinations in NFL history. In 1989 Joe Montana led a dramatic late-game drive against the Cincinnati Bengals to win a third 49ers Super Bowl ring.
Despite losing Walsh to retirement in the off-season, the 49ers repeated as champions the following year while posting the largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history (45 points), and Joe Montana took home his third Super Bowl MVP trophy. In addition to his postseason accolades, Joe Montana was named NFL MVP in 1989 and 1990.
An elbow injury forced Joe Montana to miss all but one game over the course of the 1991 and 1992 seasons, and by the time he was ready to return to the field, future Hall of Famer Steve Young was entrenched as the 49ers starting quarterback. In 1993 Joe Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
He earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in his first year in Kansas City (his eighth and final career selection) and led the Chiefs to play-off berths in his two seasons with the team.
Joe Montana retired in 1995, finishing his career with 31 fourth-quarter comeback victories and 10 play-off appearances in his 11 full seasons as a starting quarterback in the NFL. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Heres how the Joe Montana Super Bowl ring looks like.
Joe Montana first ring 1981 49ers Super Bowl ring
Super Bowl XVI was an American football game played on January 24, 1982, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) to decide the National Football League champion following the 1981 regular season. It marked the first time that a Super Bowl was held at a cold-weather city.
The domed stadium saved the crowd at the game from the very cold and snowy weather, but the weather did affect traffic and other logistical issues related to the game. Icy roads and a windchill well below zero caused the San Francisco 49ers motorcade to be delayed out on the slippery roads before they finally made it to the Silverdome, although no one was hurt and the team made it there with plenty of time before kickoff.
The National Football Conference NFC champion San Francisco 49ers (16-3) defeated the American Football Conference AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals (14-5), 26-21. Although the Bengals gained 356 yards of total offense to the 49ers’ 275, San Francisco forced 5 turnovers and jumped to a 20-0 lead by halftime. This marked the first time in Super Bowl history that the team which compiled the most yards and touchdowns lost.
49ers quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 18 yards and a touchdown on the ground. This was the first Super Bowl ring won by Joe Montana playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
Joe Montana second ring 1984 49ers Super Bowl ring
Super Bowl XIX was an American football game played on January 20, 1985 at Stanford Stadium, on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California, to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion following the 1984 regular season. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers (18-1) defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins (16-3), 38–16, to win their second Super Bowl.
The game had been hyped as the battle between two great quarterbacks, Miami’s Dan Marino and San Francisco’s Joe Montana – and indeed this was the first Super Bowl ever in which the starting quarterbacks of each team both threw for over 300 yards.
In addition, the two teams combined total of 851 offensive yards was a Super Bowl record (later broken in Super Bowl XXII & Super Bowl XXXVIII). But the San Francisco 49ers would end up taking the game in dominating fashion. It would be Dan Marino’s only trip to the Super Bowl during his 17 year career.
Joe Montana, who was named the Super Bowl MVP, completed 24 of 35 passes for a Super Bowl record 331 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 5 rushes for 59 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. His 59 rushing yards were the most rushing yards gained by a quarterback in the Super Bowl, at that time.
Going into the game the two teams had combined for 33 wins – a Super Bowl record.
This Super Bowl was unique in that it fell on the same day that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. Because January 20 fell on a Sunday, Reagan was sworn in privately and the public ceremony took place the following day.
It was one of the most watched games in history with an estimated 115.9 million viewers. This game also was the first-time television commercials ran for a million dollars a minute.
It is the only Super Bowl where the host region was victorious, albeit not on their home field. This was the second 49ers Super Bowl won by Joe Montana.
Joe Montana third ring 1988 49ers Super Bowl ring
1988 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl ring, Super Bowl XXIII Championship Ring Presented to Defensive End Larry Roberts. It’s always been the third Super Bowl championship that confirms “dynasty” status, and anybody who was watching the Joe Montana/Jerry Rice-era san Francisco 49ers remembers well just how well-earned that term was.
Presented is the gleaming symbol of that unforgettable gridiron reign, issued to the massive and terrifying Larry Roberts, who posted a career-high six sacks the season this ring represents, and three tackles in the Super Bowl.
Real diamonds form a figural football and a trio of miniature Lombardi Trophies on the ring face, framed by raised text trumpeting, “San Francisco, World Champions.” Left shank provides a figural 49ers helmet between raised text reporting, “Montana” and “San Francisco 1988.” Left shank lays rightful claim to the nickname “Team of the 80s” with three more Lombardi Trophies, the numbers of the Super Bowl editions, and the score of Big Game in question.
Interior band measures to a massive size fifteen (15) and is stamped “10K Jostens.” Total weight is forty-four grams (44 g.). Proud wear evident, but the ring still presents beautifully. Appraisal document. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
Montana’s 1989 49ers Super Bowl ring
1989 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl ring, Super Bowl XXIV Championship Ring Presented to the Super Bowl MVP, Joe Montana.
Those hoping for a competitive contest may have been disappointed in this edition of the biggest game in American sports, but for 49ers fans looking to stamp a bold exclamation point on the team’s dominance of the 1980’s, they couldn’t have asked for more.
The New Orleans Superdome played host to the most one-sided contest in the fifty-two-year (as of the time of this writing) history of the game, with Hall of Fame legends Joe Montana and Jerry Rice hooking up for a record three touchdown receptions to lead the way to a fifty-five to ten obliteration of John Elway’s Denver Broncos.
This symbol of that dominant Sunday was issued to team chaplain Peter Armstrong, “The Pigskin Priest,” who served the 49ers for all five of its Super Bowl victories and officiated the weddings of Montana, Clark and Lott.
The design and materials are identical to player models. Genuine diamonds stud the ring’s face, with four larger football-shaped stones representing the four Lombardi Trophies earned in the 1980’s.
Raised text at the edges record those four glorious seasons along with the words “Forty Niners.” Left shank finds four Lombardi Trophies in miniature framed between “Armstrong” and “San Francisco 17-2.” Right shank features the logo of Super Bowl XXIV with the text “88 Back to Back 89” and the game’s lopsided score.
It’s the fourth and the last San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl ring won by Joe Montana. Also, Joe Montana is always a comparison factor to Tom Brady ranking to be the greatest quarterback in the Football history.