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Desmond  Morgan

Graduate Student

Holland, Mich.

High School:
West Ottawa

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 236




Five Wolverines Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Football Lands Five on NFF Hampshire Honor Society


Morgan is Michigan's Scholar-Athlete Representative

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


Chesson's Selection as Team MVP Highlights Awards at Bust

Chesson's Selection as MVP Highlights Awards at Football Bust


Morgan Earns Academic All-District Nod

Football's Morgan Earns Academic All-District Nod


Michigan Football Q&A: Desmond Morgan

Michigan Football Q&A: Desmond Morgan


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.


Desmond Morgan Ready for Practice


Countdown to Kickoff - Day 14

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


Desmond Morgan Postgame - MSU

Linebacker Desmond Morgan after the loss at Michigan State.


Desmond Morgan Interview

Desmond Morgan on Thursday of Michigan State week.



• 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
• and 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

• 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

• Desmond Morgan was born September 9, 1992
• Enrolled in the School of Education, majoring in secondary education

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