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Desmond Morgan 48
Desmond Morgan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
West Ottawa

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 232

Position:
LB


04/13/2013

2013 Spring Postgame Quotes

2013 Spring Postgame Quotes

12/28/2012

Outback Bowl Notebook: Tony Dungy, Children's Hospital Visit

Outback Bowl Notebook: Tony Dungy, Children's Hospital Visit

12/06/2012

Sixty-Four Wolverines Garner Fall Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Sixty-Four Wolverines Garner Fall Academic All-Big Ten Honors

11/24/2012

Postgame Notes: #4 Ohio State 26, #20 Michigan 21

Postgame Notes: #4 Ohio State 26, #20 Michigan 21

11/24/2012

Robinson Sets School TD Record in Loss at No. 4 Ohio State

Robinson Sets School TD Record, Football Falls at No. 4 Ohio State

11/02/2013

Desmond Morgan Postgame - MSU

Linebacker Desmond Morgan after the loss at Michigan State.

10/31/2013

Desmond Morgan Interview

Desmond Morgan on Thursday of Michigan State week.

09/22/2013

Desmond Morgan Postgame - UConn

Linebacker Desmond Morgan following the Wolverines' three-point road win at UConn.

09/20/2013

Desmond Morgan Interview

Desmond Morgan on Friday of UConn week (Sept. 20, 2013).

09/01/2013

Desmond Morgan Postgame - CMU

Desmond Morgan after the win over Central Michigan (Aug. 31, 2013).

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles:
11, twice (last at Ohio State, Nov. 24, 2012)
Solos: 7, vs. Northwestern (Nov. 10, 2012)
Asst: 8, vs. Alabama (Sept. 1, 2012)
TFLs: 2.0, twice, (last vs. Akron, Sept. 14, 2013)
Sacks: 1, twice (last vs. Indiana, Oct. 19, 2013)
Int.: None
FR: 1, at Michigan State (Oct. 15, 2011)
PBUs: 1, three times, (last vs. Akron, Sept. 14, 2013)

At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 36 games at linebacker, making 31 starts ... has tallied at least four tackles in 26 of his last 27 regular season games ... will wear No. 48 jersey for the remainder of his career, switching form No. 44 in honor of "Michigan Football Legend" Gerald Ford prior to Illinois game on Oct. 13, 2012.

Junior (2013) ... Academic All-Big Ten ...earned third varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ...started 13 games at linebacker ... also appeared on special teams ... registered 79 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks, one interception, one fumble forced and one fumble recovered ... KANSAS STATE (Dec. 28) ... tallied six tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 30) ... made four tackles and recovered a fumble ... INDIANA (Oct. 19) ... recorded five tackles and his second career sack ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... tallied eight tackles ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 5) ... tallied a team-leading 10 tackles ... CONNECTICUT (Sept. 21) ... made four tackles and intercepted first career pass, returned 29 yards ... AKRON (Sept. 14) ...tallied seven tackles, including two for-a-loss, and a pass breakup ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 7) ... recorded six tackles ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... recorded a team-leading seven tackles including 0.5 TFL.

Sophomore (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... earned second varsity letter ... started 11 games at linebacker ... missed Iowa and Massachusetts games due to injury ... notched 81 tackles, 46 solos, 5.5 tackles for losses, half a sack and two pass breakups ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... tallied three tackles and a half-TFL ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... matched career high with 11 tackles ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... recorded nine tackles, including career-high seven solo stops ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... tallied five tackles and one pass breakup ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... posted nine tackles, including one for a loss ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... recorded career-high 11 tackles ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... posted six tackles and 2.0 TFLs ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... tallied seven tackles and 0.5 TFLs ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... recorded seven tackles, including five solo stops, and 1.0 TFLs ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... posted eight tackles and 0.5 TFLs.

Freshman (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned first varsity letter ... ESPN.com and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... appeared in 12 games; started seven at linebacker (Notre Dame, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia Tech) ... had 63 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, one sack and one fumble recovered ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... tied a career high with 10 tackles and 1.5 TFLs ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... set career highs for tackles (10), assisted stops (7), TFLs (1.5) and notched first career sack ... led the team with first double-digit-tackle performance of career ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... led U-M linebackers with eight tackles, matching career high with four solo stops ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... posted six tackles and first career PBU ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... led the team with a career-high nine tackles in second career start ... tallied first career tackle-for-loss and fumble recovery ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... made career debut as a starter vs. Notre Dame, assisted on one tackle.

Prep ... attended West Ottawa High School (2011) coached by Jim Caserta ... played quarterback and linebacker ... Key Statistics ... made 72 tackles and forced four fumbles despite missing time as a senior due to injury ... passed for 519 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 802 yards and 11 more touchdowns senior year ... recorded 120 tackles during his junior season ... Honors and Rankings... selected The Holland Sentinel 2010 Defensive Player of the Year and earned all-area honors as a senior.

Personal ... Desmond Morgan was born September 9, 1992 ... enrolled in the School of Education, majoring in secondary education.

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