How tall is Joe Montana

Joe Montana's Height

6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)

American former NFL footballer who played for the San Francisco 49ers. One author who wrote a book about him described him as standing just over six feet and weighing no more than 195 pounds.

How tall is Joe Montana
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Average Guess (19 Votes)
6ft 0.93in (185.3cm)
Canson said on 6/Jan/19
@Sotiris: Boomer still looks 6’4 in that pic with him even being closer to the camera. Joe only comes up to his eyebrows. The rest is hair. Maybe Boomer is a bit under but I doubt as low as 6’3” flat for sure. Worst case weak 6’4” even today and with James Brown he looked a full 6’4” still
Sotiris Gravas said on 23/Dec/18
@Canson I agree than Montana is 6'0". Here he is (way closer to camera) w/ 6'2" Tebow:
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6'3.5" Snoop and Tebow... Click Here
Snoop, 6'3" Titus and Tebow looking very short... Click Here


6'3" Boomer (closer to camera) and Montana... Click Here

A 6'3" Boomer means Big Show is not more than 6'9"... Click Here IMHO
Canson said on 11/Dec/18
I’m gonna say 6’0-6’0.25. Just over I doubt is 1/2” over. Probably 1/4” at the combine meaning he could be a bit less than that or up to it max
Borats Chicken said on 16/Sep/18
Rob, would 6ft 3/4 would be his peak? is that possible?
Editor Rob
I know others would give him that mark, I couldn't rule it out either.
RP said on 26/Aug/18
Frank is correct ...6’1.25” to 6’1.5” peak prime height.
Rob, seriously ...maybe the greatest NFL QB of all time needs a more accurate listing. Needs a peak & current!
Peak: 6’1.5”
Current: 6’0.5”
He did have back issues too. Caused him to lose his first 0.5” of height in his mid 40’s. His neck even slouches a lot now.
Frank R said on 15/Aug/18
Joe Montana has to be one of the most “deceptively short” celebrities of all time. On screen, he looked to me like a “lanky 6’4”, and considering that most NFL quarterbacks are a minimum 6’2” today, I’m surprised to hear that Montana under that height. Montana once said he was 6’1.25” bare-footed, and often when someone mentions a “quarter-inch” it means that their height has been examined thoroughly and repetitively. Numerous unreliable sources list Montana at 6’2”, but other more ‘credible’ sources say that Joe Montana and Jerry Rice were each 6’1.5” in their primes. Any claim that Montana was under 6’1” (peak) is erroneous. The fact that he was under 6’2” makes his NFL accomplishments all the more impressive. By comparison most of the QBs that have broken Montana’s records have been noticeably taller than him, (some of whom) had longer arms. In addition, Montana’s legacy was never marred with any scandals like “Deflate-Gate”, nor was ever suspended for cheating.
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
@Rampage: it varies person to person. Some may make it to 50 without losing and conversely some may lose in their early 30s or even sooner if they have injuries. They say that on average maybe 35 or 40
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/May/18
Explain him looking at least 4in taller than Phil Hartman on SNL
Borats Chicken said on 14/Apr/18
Rob, his wife got listed 1.78 on imdb would you agree on that?
Editor Rob
She could be near that height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/18
We don't start losing height at least until our 40's...right after 30 is just ludicrous
Borats Chicken said on 4/Mar/18
rob, which one is it possible for joe to be likely? 6ft 3/4 or 6ft 7/8
because steve young has a possble to be 6ft 1/2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/18
6ft1 peak is arguable
RP said on 1/Mar/18
Rob, Peak Joe was 6'1" & Change. Was much closer to 6'2" than people realize...he has pour posture giving him the illusion of 6'0.5"...when actually was more like 6'1.5" in his prime. In 1987 on SNL, he made Phil Hartman look 5'8"...and Hartman is listed at 5'10" !!! If Joe was only 6'0.5" ? The Phil Hartman was 5'7.5" ! And Joe looked just a shade shorter than 6'3" listen Kevin Nealon. Honesty, Joe looked a legit 6'2" with Kevin.
Danimal said on 28/Feb/18
Borats chicken said on 7/Jan/16
Rob, since joe is 184cm at 59 yrs, do you think he'll lose 4 or less cm in his 60s or 70s and be 180cm?

Cause my paternal grandfather is 180 at 70s and my father is 177.5 and told me that he was up to his dads nose. which im confused!
And wondered if my paternal grandfather was 184cm at morning and 185 at night when he was younger
please reply!
Editor Rob: I think during his 60's he will experience some loss

Rob, we all gradually lose height after 30 years old. It only starts to become noticeable by our 50's though. To say people only start experiencing some height loss in their 60's goes against all scientific evidence, including the height loss article you posted on this site.
Editor Rob


You said: "To say people only start experiencing some height loss in their 60's goes against all scientific evidence, including the height loss article you posted on this site."

I'm clearly not talking generally, just about Joe...although you missed the part I said at age 59 "I would believe he could have lost a cm by now" 😎

So I'm saying he might have already lost a cm by near 60 and that through his 60's will suffer some height loss.
Danimal said on 28/Feb/18
Wait, he was listed as 6'2" during his NFL run? Here he is TOWERING Phil Hartman on SNL back in 1987 (31 years ago): Click Here
Charles said on 28/Feb/18
I did business with Joe in the mid 90's. I measure right under 6'1", like, 6'7/8th. I stood next to Joe several times and he seemed a bit taller than me. My guess would be 6'1" and some change. It was pretty cool and he was very friendly. Got him to autograph a book for my mom.
Borats Chicken said on 19/Feb/18
Rob, with new listing numbers whats the highest you think joe could pull off?
Editor Rob
Maybe the most I'd think of is 6ft 3/4.
Canson said on 10/Feb/18
Peak height maybe

Today doesn’t look over 6’0” with Peyton Manning Or JJ Watt if even a full 6’
Brandon said on 2/Oct/17
No way Joe is this low. From all the photos I've seen here is what I've gathered.

Joe Montana/Jerry Rice - both 6'1.5 (How could they be this low, Rice next to his 5'11 son is much taller, and next to Alex O'loughlin looks a few inches taller)
Steve Young - 6'0.75
Aaron Rodgers - 6'1.75 (Probably 6'2 at 7 or 8 AM)
Rob Palmer said on 14/Jun/17
I had a connecting flight in San Francisco a month ago and as I was running to my connecting flight I almost ran over Joe Montana (and his body guard who would have killed me) coming out the gate. I was surprised by how tall he was...I'm a true 6'1" in my bare feet (closer to 6'1 and 1/4) and Joe was every bit as tall as me at 60 years old...I only post this because I always thought colleges and NFL Teams in the 70s and 80s lied about the player's heights, but I can tell you Joe Montana is at least 6'1"
Canson said on 6/Mar/17
Listing is fair 184-185 weak 6'1" today maybe strong 6'0"
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 28/Dec/16
Steve Young admitted to only being six feet tall.
Mr. R said on 14/Dec/16
Joe was the schocker because he was larger than life, but when I met hom, he stood just above me. This height is perfect
RP said on 6/Dec/16
Joe was 6'1.5" peak ...he's 6'0.5" now.
Mr. R said on 1/Dec/16
Went to a 49ers game years ago. Met Joe and Steve Young. Joe was about 6-1.5 and Steve was 6-0.75
NFL nerd said on 20/Nov/16
Aaron Rodgers was measured 6'1 1/2 at his pro day. My gut is he measured 6'1 3/4 at the combine just like his brother, but they "gave" him 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Nov/16
184/185cm
Borats Chicken said on 28/Oct/16
Rob, I know this unbelieve or whatever, but your thoughts on this Click Here ? it was in NFL scout Tony Razzano's book
Razzano: Secrets of an NFL Scou
Editor Rob: that could have been the height he was being billed at when young.
tony t. said on 12/Oct/16
We need Deion Sanders on here!
Borats Chicken said on 17/Sep/16
Rob, "just standing over six feet" would that mean he was more 6'0.75 at his peak then 6'0.5?
Editor Rob: it really depends on a defintion, to me it is either a 1/4 or 1/2 inch, but not as much as 3/4 inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Sep/16
I always thought NFL had their player's stats nailed.
Borats Chicken said on 2/Sep/16
Sorry, I meant his wife, a book describe her as 6 foot
Editor Rob: wouldn't have said as high as 6 foot for her.
Borats Chicken said on 1/Sep/16
Rob, what would his be 5'10 or a half? she has been described as 6ft in a book.
Editor Rob: I'm not sure what you mean.
Canson said on 31/Aug/16
As listed.
Borats Chicken said on 30/Aug/16
Rob, what do you think of joe being diagnosed having a narrow spinal cavity in 1986, would've that affect his height in anyway?
Editor Rob: it's something I've never really read (or can remember reading), so can't really offer anything on that topic.
Borats Chicken said on 22/Jul/16
Rob, if Montana is 184cm, would that made Steve young 182cm or lower?
Editor Rob: could be 182cm range.
Chocolatey said on 24/Mar/16
Rob, possible for him to reach 186?
Editor Rob: not sure about 186 for him.
Crypto139 said on 23/Feb/16
So Rob is this his peak height or current height you have listed. I have heard that he has had alot of problems with his body after football. Being a Skinner QB in the era he played in did no favors for him. He had to have back surgery in the middle of his playing career and claims he can hardly run. So I think he most likely has dropped a bit. What do you think?
Editor Rob: I would believe he could have lost a cm by now, but I think in 184 range is probably nearer than 188 range.
Borats chicken said on 10/Feb/16
rob, joe namath who is listed 6'2, is now 72 years old and looks to be 177 or 175, do you think he was listed at that? next to joe montana he quite looks to be smaller..
Editor Rob: he could be still 5ft 10 range now and look smaller with looser posture.
John said on 9/Feb/16
@Borats chicken
Nope, Montana was never more than 6'0.5", and that is talking about his peak height. His current height might even be under six foot.
Borats chicken said on 1/Feb/16
@John, In reality he was 6'1 and or 6'1.5 which is closer to 6'2
John said on 31/Jan/16
Pretty strange how NFL listed him as 6'2". Usually the players heights are very accurate. But not always, as in the case with Montana and Tebow.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/16
In some instances 'just over six feet' is considered 6ft1.
tony t. said on 15/Jan/16
SportsHeight said on 15/Nov/15
@tony t. Russell Wilson was officially measured (early in the morning) at 5'10 5/8" at the 2012 NFL Combine. By the typical standards of this site, he'd either be listed at 5'10.5" or 5'10.25". There, done, no page needed. The pages we need more of are ones for the older athletes without officially documented measurements, where the subject's height is a matter of contention rather than a matter of fact.

Last time I checked you weren't the editor of this site.
Borats chicken said on 7/Jan/16
Rob, since joe is 184cm at 59 yrs, do you think he'll lose 4 or less cm in his 60s or 70s and be 180cm?

Cause my paternal grandfather is 180 at 70s and my father is 177.5 and told me that he was up to his dads nose. which im confused!
And wondered if my paternal grandfather was 184cm at morning and 185 at night when he was younger
please reply!
Editor Rob: I think during his 60's he will experience some loss
sfs324 said on 4/Jan/16
Russell Wilson needs a page. Saw a few pictures the other day with Ciara and Chris Pratt and their heights didn't match their respective listings here so hopefully Rob can look into it.
Chocolatey said on 2/Jan/16
Do you think he would've been 186.5 or 187? When he was younger? Cause I'm sure young was 185
Crypto139 said on 14/Dec/15
So Rodgers must be 6 ft 1.5 after all and Favre is a legit 6 ft 2.
SportsHeight said on 3/Dec/15
Rodgers was a flat 6'2" at the combine, again presumably a very early morning measurement for a top prospect. This means he's probably 6'1.75" on aggregate, perhaps even a little lower, depending on how much height he loses. Eli Manning was 6'4.75" at the combine (same deal), which probably puts him around 6'4.5".

Note: For anyone looking for a listing from a football player who was drafted from 1999 on, just go to NFLDraftScout.com and search for them, or Google their name with "NFL Draft Scout" and their page should come up. Listings are measured to the 1/8th inch. For example, a height of 6025 translates to 6'2 5/8", and 5111 translates to 5'11 1/8". Bear in mind these are usually early morning measurements. For NBA measurements from around the same period on, go to DraftExpress.com.
Celebheights 6'1.75"/187 CM said on 30/Nov/15
Aaron Rodgers: 6'2" (I don't care what the photos suggest. He was measured at 6'2" on the dot, so therefore, he is 6'2")
Joe Montana: 6'0 1/2"-6'0 3/4" (he's definitely not 6'2". He can pull off looking 6'2" with excellent posture and the right boots though)
Jerry Rice: 6'0 1/2"
Steve Young: 6'0 1/2" (that's how tall he appears by Terrell Owens, who was measured at 6'2 7/8").
dennard said on 22/Nov/15
Russell Wilson was actually measured at 5'11 3/8 at his pro day. That might be a typo though.

Carson Palmer was measured at 6'4 3/8 at the senior bowl. Hes not 6'5.

I saw a 6'1 1/8 measurement for Arron Rodgers somewhere. He doesnt look taller than 6'1
TJE said on 18/Nov/15
tony t. said on 13/Nov/15
I'd love to see a page for Russell Wilson.
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Eli Manning too.
SportsHeight said on 15/Nov/15
@tony t. Russell Wilson was officially measured (early in the morning) at 5'10 5/8" at the 2012 NFL Combine. By the typical standards of this site, he'd either be listed at 5'10.5" or 5'10.25". There, done, no page needed. The pages we need more of are ones for the older athletes without officially documented measurements, where the subject's height is a matter of contention rather than a matter of fact.
J.Blaze said on 14/Nov/15
He was always listed as 6'2.
tony t. said on 13/Nov/15
I'd love to see a page for Russell Wilson.
Sexton1 said on 6/Nov/15
Good to see Joe finally get a listing.

Never thought he was the official 6-2. Not so long ago, though, on a Good Morning America appearance, he looked very close to Tim Tebow, who's officially 6-2.75 but is no doubt closer to Rob's listing of 6-2.25. Joe was also very close in height to Aaron Rodgers only a few years ago. So, assuming he was never over 184cm, he seems to have lost little to no height over the years, despite his severe back problems, which have included herniated discs and spinal curvature.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/15
Marshall said on 4/Nov/15
Rice is 6'1. Thought Montana was 6'1 but I guess not.

Young is 5'11-6'0.

Rampage you think everyone is higher than listed.



You're another loser...
Marshall said on 4/Nov/15
Rice is 6'1. Thought Montana was 6'1 but I guess not.

Young is 5'11-6'0.

Rampage you think everyone is higher than listed.
MrTBlack said on 2/Nov/15
I though NFL didn't exaggerate height? Hmm. Now I wonder what Jerry Rice's height is.
SportsHeight said on 31/Oct/15
Thanks Rob! I suspected Montana might be in this range -- certainly not 6'2" as listed. Guess this means Steve Young, another 49ers great, could be even shorter than he claims...
[Editor Rob: 6ft 2 seemed too much for him, I can believe the author didn't come with that figure from thin air.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/15
Wow that low? I thought 6ft2 as listed in NFL

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