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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.
Veteran Desmond Morgan touches on his leadership style and the intense competition at the linebacking corps.
Linebacker Desmond Morgan after the loss at Michigan State.
Desmond Morgan on Thursday of Michigan State week.
• 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
• 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.
• Appeared in one game
APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30)
• Tied for team lead with six tackles.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Attended West Ottawa High School (2011) coached by Jim Caserta
• Played quarterback and linebacker
• 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.
• Desmond Morgan was born September 9, 1992
• Enrolled in the School of Education, majoring in secondary education.
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