Desmond Morgan 3
Desmond  Morgan

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
West Ottawa

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 236

Position:
LB

Experience:
5th


12/09/2015

Morgan is Michigan's Scholar-Athlete Representative

Football's Morgan is Michigan's Scholar-Athlete Representative

12/07/2015

Chesson's Selection as Team MVP Highlights Awards at Bust

Chesson's Selection as MVP Highlights Awards at Football Bust

11/05/2015

Morgan Earns Academic All-District Nod

Football's Morgan Earns Academic All-District Nod

10/04/2015

Michigan Football Q&A: Desmond Morgan

Michigan Football Q&A: Desmond Morgan

09/24/2015

Morgan Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

Football's Morgan Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

08/27/2015

Football Press Conference: Players 8/27/15

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- twice (last: Ohio State, 2012)
• TFLs:
2.0- twice (last: Akron, 2013)
• Sacks:
1- twice (last: Oregon State, 2015)
• FR:
1- Michigan State, 2011

At Michigan
• Four-year letterman
• Appeared in 47 games at linebacker, making 40 starts
• Tallied at least four tackles in 41 of his last 45 games
• Two-time semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top football scholar-athlete in the nation
• Wore the No. 48 jersey for two seasons, switching from No. 44 in honor of "Michigan Football Legend" Gerald Ford prior to Illinois game on Oct. 13, 2012.
• Earned 2015 Defensive All-Big Ten honorable mention honors
• 2015 Roger Zatkoff Award
• National Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete

Graduate Student (2015)
• Appeared in 13 games, making 11 starts at linebacker
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Tallied 10 tackles, including eight solo stops; added one forced fumble and one pass breakup
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Recorded four tackles, including a sack
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Notched five tackles
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Recorded a team-high nine tackles, while adding two pass breakups and an interception
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Tallied six tackles
• Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded a team-high eight tackles, six of which were solo
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Made five tackles
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Tallied a team-high eight tackles; added half a TFL
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Recorded five tackles, two of which were solos
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Made two tackles
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Had three tackles
• Florida (Jan. 1): Recorded four tackles, two of which were solo

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
• Central Michigan (Aug. 31): Recorded a team-leading seven tackles including 0.5 TFL
• Notre Dame (Sept. 7): Recorded six tackles
• Akron (Sept. 14): Tallied seven tackles, including two for-a-loss, and a pass breakup
• at Connecticut (Sept. 21): Made four tackles and intercepted first career pass, returned 29 yards
• Minnesota (Oct. 5): Tallied a team-leading 10 tackles
• at Penn State (Oct. 12): Tallied eight tackles
• Indiana (Oct. 19): Recorded five tackles and his second career sack
• Ohio State (Nov. 30): Made four tackles and recovered a fumble
• vs. Kansas State (Dec. 28): Tallied six tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble

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
• vs. Alabama (Sept. 1): Posted eight tackles and 0.5 TFLs
• Air Force (Sept. 8): Recorded seven tackles, including five solo stops, and 1.0 TFLs
• at Notre Dame (Sept. 22): Tallied seven tackles and 0.5 TFLs
• at Purdue (Oct. 6): Posted six tackles and 2.0 TFLs
• Michigan State (Oct. 20): Recorded career-high 11 tackles
• at Nebraska (Oct. 27): Posted nine tackles, including one for a loss
• at Minnesota (Nov. 3): Tallied five tackles and one pass breakup
• Northwestern (Nov. 10): Recorded nine tackles, including career-high seven solo stops
• at Ohio State (Nov. 24): Matched career high with 11 tackles
• vs. South Carolina (Jan. 1): Tallied three tackles and a half-TFL

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
• at Illinois (Nov. 12): Led U-M linebackers with eight tackles, matching career high with four solo stops
• at 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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