Former Holmes Community College wide receiver D.J. Montgomery of Durant has signed an unrestricted free agent contract with the National Football League's Cleveland Browns.
For the past two seasons, Montgomery played at the Austin Peay State University Governors. As a senior, he started all 11 games at wide receiver catching 42 passes for 797 yards for an 18.98 per catch average and 10 touchdowns. As a junior, he started all 11 games and caught 19 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. He had a long catch of 55 yards his senior season and 39 yards as a long his junior season. He is third in touchdowns all-time at APSU.
At Holmes as a sophomore, he caught 36 passes for 991 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged 27.5 yards per catch and 99.1 yards per game. He was named First Team All-State and was named the MVP Offensive Player for his play in Holmes' Graphic Edge Bowl win over Iowa Western, 28-21. He caught seven passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns, one from 54 yards in the second quarter and one from 30 yards in the third. Holmes finished the 2016 season ranked at No. 7 in the NJCAA.
As a freshman, he caught 11 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 36.4 yards per catch.
At his pro day, Montgomery put up solid testing numbers with a 4.43 40-yard dash and 6.69 in the 3-cone.
Montgomery played his high school career at Madison Central High School.