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Nate Montana reportedly to take part in 49ers pro day

Joe Montana is a legendary figure with the San Francisco 49ers. His son, Nate, is just trying to get the organization's attention.

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Nate Montana will participate in the Niners' local pro day on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Montana, 23, is scheduled to take part in the afternoon session at team headquarters in Santa Clara, according a source speaking on condition of anonymity because the list of players hasn't been announced.

The last time we heard from Montana was at the NFL Super Regional Combine at Cowboys Stadium on April 8. NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, in attendance that day, gave a critical report on Montana in a conversation with Around The League.

"It's going to be hard for him to transition to the next level," Brooks said. "His passes don't have zip. He has difficulty making pro throws."

"He's a great kid, his measurables are fine, but in terms of playing at the next level, his performance here was not very good."

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Montana's winding college career spanned four different schools, including two stops at his father's alma mater, Notre Dame. He finally found consistent playing time at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan, where he led his conference with 2,480 passing yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

Montana's physical limitations make it unlikely he'll have his name called during next week's 2013 NFL Draft. Securing a camp invite remains a more reasonable goal.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

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