The Bears grab running back David Montgomery in the third round of the NFL Draft

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AMES, IA – OCTOBER 27: Running back David Montgomery #32 of the Iowa State Cyclones breaks away from linebacker Dakota Allen #40 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders while rising for yards in the second half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 40-31 […]

The Chicago Bears have added another potential weapon to their offense. Friday night they selected Iowa State running back David Montgomery in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Bears traded up with the New England Patriots, giving up pick No. 87 and No. 162 and a 2020 fourth-rounder in return for the 73rd pick while also getting back a 2019 sixth-round pick (No. 205)
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Montgomery (5-11, 211 pounds) played three seasons in Ames, finishing with 2,925 rushing yards (sixth in ISU history) and 26 rushing touchdowns (eighth in school history) while posting 15 100-yard rushing games (third best) and racking up 3,507 all-purpose yards (sixth best). He also was a threat out of the backfield, recording 71 career receptions, fifth-best all-time by a Cyclone running back, for 582 yards.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native was a Pro Football Focus First-Team All-American the past two seasons and a 2018 First-Team All-Big 12 performer.

Last season he ranked third in the Big 12 and 23rd nationally in rushing yards per game (101.3), breaking the 1,000-yard rushing barrier for the second consecutive year (1,216). He recorded seven 100-yard rushing games, tying for third on ISU’s single-season list, and 13 rushing touchdowns, tying for second in the Big 12 and ninth on ISU’s season list.

Montgomery led the nation in forced missed tackles in 2018 for the second straight year according to Pro Football Focus
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Career Rushing Statistics
Season GP ATT YDS TD Long AVG/A AVG/G
2016 12 109 563 2 46 5.2 46.9
2017 13 258 1146 11 58 4.4 88.2
2018 12 257 1216 13 39 4.7 101.3
Total 37 624 2925 26 58 4.7 79.1
Career Receiving Statistics
Season GP REC YDS TD Long REC/G AVG/C AVG/G
2016 12 13 129 0 28 1.1 9.9 10.8
2017 13 36 296 0 46 2.8 8.2 22.8
2018 12 22 157 0 53 1.8 7.1 13.1
Total 37 71 582 0 53 1.9 8.2 15.7

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