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Jolly Joins Former Aggie Teammate Montgomery On D-Line


The Green Bay Packers looked to a familiar place for their first pick in the sixth round.

With the 183rd overall selection, the Packers took defensive tackle Johnny Jolly from Texas A&M University.

In the 2005 draft, the Packers selected current defensive lineman Michael Montgomery with their first pick in the sixth round, which was the 180th overall selection. Montgomery also was from Texas A&M. The two played alongside one another for two years.

So Jolly will be familiar with at least one teammate.

"We played right on each side of each other," Jolly said. "You know, he was really able to teach me a lot. His motor stays running and he is a hard worker just like me. We always pushed each other. I look forward to getting to play with him again with the Green Bay Packers."

Jolly was a durable force in the Aggie defense and started his last 35 games. He was a 2005 All-Big Twelve Conference honorable mention by the league's coaches. He finished third on the team with 64 tackles.

"I feel like I am a very responsible player and a team leader and I love this game," Jolly said. "I've worked hard to get where I'm at and am looking forward to showing the Green Bay Packers that I can play football."

Jolly had no expectation of where he would be drafted because he knows it is just the beginning.

"I was always told that it doesn't matter where you go, it's just what you do when you get there," Jolly said. "I just got to go play now and show what I can do."

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