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Desmond  Morgan

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
West Ottawa

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 236

Position:
LB

Experience:
5th


02/23/2015

Wolverines Geared Up for First Spring Practice Under Harbaugh

Wolverines Geared Up for First Spring Football Practice Under Harbaugh

09/25/2014

Morgan Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

Football's Morgan Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

09/12/2014

My Michigan: The Team

My Michigan: The Team

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

08/27/2015

Football Press Conference: Players

FB Sione Houma, OL Kyle Kalis, LB Desmond Morgan and DE Chris Wormley meet with the media one week before the 2015 season opener at Utah.

02/23/2015

Desmond Morgan Ready for Practice

08/16/2014

Countdown to Kickoff - Day 14

Veteran Desmond Morgan touches on his leadership style and the intense competition at the linebacking corps.

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.

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

CAREER HIGHS

• Tackles:
11- Michigan State, 2012; Ohio State, 2012

• TFLs:
2.0- Purdue, 2012; Akron, 2013

• Sacks:
1- Ohio State, 2011

• FR:
1- Michigan State, 2011; Indiana, 2011

At Michigan
• Three-year letterman
• Has appeared in 37 games at linebacker, making 31 starts
• Has tallied at least four tackles in 26 of his last 27 regular season games
• Wore the No. 48 jersey for two seasons, switching form No. 44 in honor of "Michigan Football Legend" Gerald Ford prior to Illinois game on Oct. 13, 2012.

Senior (2014)
• Appeared in one game

APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30)
• Tied for team lead with six tackles.

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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