Iowa State running back David Montgomery forced more missed tackles last season than any other player since Pro Football Focus began recording stats for college football in 2014.
Montgomery caused 109 missed tackles in 2017, according to PFF. That beat the previous record of 98 set by Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Toledo’s Kareem Hunt in 2016.
The PFF record for most total missed tackles forced in a season:
1. David Montgomery, Iowa State – 109 (2017)
T2. Dalvin Cook, FSU – 98 (2016)
T2. Kareem Hunt, Toledo – 98 (2016)
4. Leonard Fournette, LSU – 95 (2015)
5. Devin Singletary, FAU – 93 (2017) pic.twitter.com/cuQ3ZaTuRb
— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 25, 2018
The rising Iowa State senior ran for 1,146 yards and 11 touchdowns last year. He also had 36 receptions for 296 yards on his way to a first-team All-Big 12 selection.
Along with quarterback Kyle Kempt and receiver Allen Lazard, Montgomery helped lead the Cyclones on a surprising run to an 8-5 record that included two wins against top-10 teams, Oklahoma and TCU. The tailback is known for his elusiveness and versatility, and this stat backs up that perception.
Montgomery and the Cyclones open their 2019 schedule at home against South Dakota State on Sept. 1.