Chad Morton

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Chad Morton
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Running back/ Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-04-04) April 4, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Torrance, California
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 166
Debuted in 2000
Last played in 2006
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards 89-382
Receptions-yards 48-419
Touchdowns 5
Stats at
Stats at
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Chad Akio Morton (born April 4, 1977 in Torrance, California) is a former American football running back and kick/punt returner in the National Football League. He previously played for the New Orleans Saints, the New York Jets, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants.

He is currently on the Seattle Seahawks' coaching staff as a special teams assistant.

High school years[edit]

Morton attended South High School in Torrance, California, where he was a letterman in football.

College career[edit]

Morton was a running back for the University of Southern California Trojans in the late-1990s. A notable moment in Morton's college football career was in 1999, when he guaranteed a USC victory prior to a game against the UCLA who carried an eight-game winning streak against the Trojans. Morton ran for 143 yards in a USC victory. In 2010, it was named by ESPN as the fourth biggest moment in the USC-UCLA football rivalry.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In a 2000 playoff game with the New Orleans Saints against the Minnesota Vikings, Morton tied the NFL single-game playoff record with 13 receptions.[2] Morton was a first alternate to the 2005 Pro Bowl as a kick returner. On February 13, 2007, he was released by the Giants.

He is currently with the Seattle Seahawks as a special teams assistant coach.[3]

NFL records[edit]

  • Most kickoff return touchdowns in a single game: 2 (2002 vs Buffalo Bills) (tied with 9 others)
  • Longest overtime kickoff returned for a touchdown: 96 (2002 vs Buffalo Bills)
  • Most receptions in a playoff game: 13 (2000) (tied with 3 others)[4]


The Mortons are of mixed ethnicity, Japanese and African American. He is married to Tamra Morton. He is the younger brother of wide receiver Johnnie Morton.


  1. ^ Mark Saxton (December 2, 2010). "USC rivalry moment No. 4: Chad Morton's guarantee". ESPN. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ NFL Playoff Records: Individual - Receiving
  3. ^ "Seahawks Announce Coaching Changes for the 2014 Season". Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ NFL Playoff Records: Individual - Receiving

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