Montana accepts invitation to try out at 49ers minicamp

Montana accepts invitation to try out at 49ers minicamp
April 28, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Montana (6 foot 4, 215 pounds) was a backup at three different schools in his first three years of college eligibility. (AP IMAGES)

SANTA CLARA -- Undrafted quarterback Nate Montana, the son of 49ers great Joe Montana, has accepted an invitation to participate in the 49ers' three-day rookie minicamp, May 10-12.

Three other teams extended offers to Montana to participate in their minicamps, agent Marty Magid said Sunday. But all three of those teams' minicamps were the same weekend. Two teams called Sunday morning, but Montana had already committed to participate in the 49ers' minicamp.

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"He's going there and hopefully get a contract," Magid said.

Montana would be able to try out for any team that has a minicamp this week, Magid said.

The 49ers drafted quarterback B.J. Daniels of South Florida in the seventh round on Saturday. The club also reached a contract agreement with MarQueis Gray of Minnesota, who saw action at quarterback in his career.

The 49ers typically invite a local quarterback to the rookie minicamp to share the heavy workload during the three days of practices. Montana participated in the 49ers' local pro day on April 17.

"Nate thought it went real well," Magid said.

Montana (6 foot 4, 215 pounds) was a backup at three different schools in his first three years of college eligibility: Pasadena City College, Notre Dame and the University of Montana before enrolling at West Virginia Wesleyan, an NCAA Division II school.

Montana played nine games for West Virginia Wesleyan. He attempted 50 or more passes in seven of his appearances. Montana completed 51.6 percent of his passes. He averaged 275.6 yards passing per game with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.