PITTSBURGH ─ The Steelers filled the lone remaining vacancy on their coaching staff today when they hired Scottie Montgomery as wide receivers coach. Montgomery joins the Steelers after coaching wide receivers at his alma mater Duke from 2006-09.
Montgomery, 31, played wide receiver in the NFL with the Denver Broncos (2000-02) after originally signing with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie in 2000. He enjoyed a college career at Duke where he finished among the school's all-time leading receivers.
Under Montgomery's tutelage, Duke had three receivers with more than 50 receptions and 600 receiving yards in 2009. Duke's passing attack gained 3,660 yards (305.0 avg.) and accounted for 24 touchdowns last season.
A native of Cleveland County, North Carolina, Montgomery is one of just five two-time MVPs in Duke history. He currently ranks second on the Blue Devils' all-time list in career receptions (171), fourth in receiving yards (2,379), and is one of only three players to lead the program in receiving in three straight seasons (1997-99). Montgomery is one of only two Duke receivers to post three straight seasons with at least 50 receptions and 600 receiving yards.