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Encyclopedia > Dan Morgan
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Date of birth December 19, 1978
Place of birth Coral Springs, Florida
Position(s) Linebacker
College University of Miami
Draft 2001 / round 1
Pro Bowls 2005
Statistics Pro Football Reference
Statistics NFL.com
Statistics DatabaseFootball
Statistics ESPN
Statistics Sports Illustrated
Team(s)
2001- Carolina Panthers
Pro Football Hall of Fame, [[{{{HOF}}}]]

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High school career

Originally from Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, Dan Morgan attended Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida. As a senior, he was an All-County pick at tailback, linebacker, and strong safety. As a junior tailback, he rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns. Clifton Heights is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... A high school senior is a student in the final year of secondary education in the United States and some other countries; generally 12 years after kindergarten or 17-18 years of age. ... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... An North American naming, a junior is someone in their last year but one at an educational establishment. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both...


College career

Morgan started out as a fullback at the University of Miami, but was switched to weakside linebacker one week before the season started. He became the first freshman linebacker to start for the Hurricanes since Ray Lewis in 1993. As a freshman, he made second-team freshman All-American by the Sporting News after posting 105 tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble. As a sophomore, he became the first sophomore team captain in team history, and made the All-Big East team, after leading the team with 150 tackles. He was a finalist for the Butkus Award and the Nagurski Trophy as a junior, and was rewarded with a second-team All-Big East for collecting 139 tackles and 5 sacks. He finally captured both awards, as well as the Bednarik Award, becoming the first player in NCAA history to win all three awards in a career (and the same year). He made the All-America team, and was the Big East Defensive player of the year. Upon graduating, he held the school and conference records for career tackles (532). This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Ray Lewis (sometimes referred to in Baltimore as Ray Ray) is an American football linebacker for the NFLs Baltimore Ravens. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... Most forms of football have a move known as a tackle. ... In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ... A fumble in American football and Canadian football occurs when an offensive player such as the quarterback or a running back drops the ball while it is still in play. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The Dick Butkus Award, instituted in 1985, is given annually to the top linebacker in college football. ... The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been awarded annually since 1993 to the best all-around defensive college football player. ... The Chuck Bednarik Award, named for the College and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Chuck Bednarik is given annually to the College Defensive Football Player of the Year. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...


Pro career

Morgan was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He started 11 games at weakside and strongside linebacker, posting 75 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery. His second season, he helped turn the Panthers from the worst defense in the 2001 NFL season to the second-ranked defense, becoming the first team to make such an improvement in one season. Morgan was also an integral part of the Panthers defense that led the team to Super Bowl XXXVIII, where he posted a career- and team-high 25 tackles in the game. For the 2004 NFL season, he collected 109 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and five sacks en route to being named the starting linebacker for the NFC in the 2005 Pro Bowl. In the 2005 NFL season, he is second on the team in tackles, behind Marlon McCree. The 2001 NFL Draft Categories: | ... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National Anthem Beyoncé Knowles Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly Attendance... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Marlon Tarron McCree (born March 17, 1977 in Orlando, Florida is an American football defensive back currently playing for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. McCree attended college at the University of Kentucky, and has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans. ...


Morgan was signed to a contract extension in August 2005 that will keep him in a Panther uniform through 2010.


Career statistics

Regular season

    Defense
Season Team League GP Tack Sack FR INT TD
2001 Carolina NFL 11 75 1 1 1 0
2002 Carolina NFL 8 66 1 0 2 0
2003 Carolina NFL 11 90 0 2 0 0
2004 Carolina NFL 12 109 2 2 2 0
2005 Carolina NFL 13 77 3 0 0 0
Regular season totals 55 366 7 0 5 0

The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sir Purr Local radio Flagship stations: WBT (AM) (1110 AM) and WBT (FM) (99. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ...

Playoffs

    Defense
Season Team League GP Tack Sack FR INT TD
2003-04 Carolina NFL 4 57 0 0 1 0
Playoff totals 4 57 0 0 1 0

The NFL playoffs following the 2003 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVIII. // Wild-card round Saturday January 3, 2004 AFC: Tennessee Titans 20, Baltimore Ravens 17 at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland Game time: 4:30 pm EST Game weather: 63 °F (Fair) TV announcers (ABC): Mike...

External links

  • Dan Morgan at ESPN.com
  • Dan Morgan at Panthers.com

 
 

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