Joe Montford is one of the greatest defensive players to ever play in the CFL. He played 12 seasons spending time with the Shreveport Pirates, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argos and Edmonton Eskimos. His career was almost cut short while at the University of South Carolina State. He sustained an injury during a game that left him partially paralyzed. Despite his injury, he never wavered in his belief that he would return to the game he loved. He did return to the field, however his injury scared-off NFL teams from selecting him for the draft. He ended up signing with the Pirates of the CFL which is where his career began. A position change to defensive-end is where his career took off and he became the dominant force that he was. After leaving the game, he transitioned to working with abused children as a counsellor. He also did some coaching as well, but that all kept him away from his family which he didn’t like. So he decided to start a landscaping company which is what he’s doing now. For more on Joe, follow the links below.
- instagram: @montfordjoe