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
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards 89-382
Receptions-yards 48-419
Touchdowns 5
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

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.

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 Green Bay Packers as a coaching administrator.[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]

Personal[edit]

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.

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ "Packers Announce Coaching Staff Additions" (Press release). Green Bay Packers. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/records/playoffs/player/receiving NFL Playoff Records: Individual - Receiving

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