Demetrice Morley

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Demetrice Morley
Free agent
Date of birth: (1987-07-23) July 23, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): DB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
College: Tennessee
Organizations
As player:
2011 - 2013
2013 - present

Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)

*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Demetrice Morley (born July 23, 1987 in Miami, Florida) is an American football defensive back who plays professional football in the Canadian Football League.

High school career[edit]

Morley played football at Miami Killian High School in Miami, Florida. He was a standout at defensive back, and was ranked by Rivals.com and Scout.com recruiting services at the number one cornerback in the 2005 recruiting class. Morley was a part of a Tennessee class that was ranked Top 3 nationally, also featuring Jonathan Crompton, LaMarcus Coker, Rico McCoy, Josh McNeil, among others.[1]

Demetrice Morley

College career[edit]

Freshman season: 2005[edit]

Morley played for the Vols as a reserve in 2005, backing up Jason Allen.

Sophomore season: 2006[edit]

Morley started for the Vols following an injury to Inquoris Johnson in the 2nd game of the season against Air Force. Morley spent the majority of the time as a strong safety. Morley ended the year with 51 total tackles, 2 interceptions and one blocked kick.[2]

2007[edit]

Morley was dismissed[3] from the football team and left school for academic reasons following the 2006 season. He spent the 2007 season at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in an attempt to be readmitted at Tennessee.

Junior season: 2008[edit]

D-Mo

After sitting out the 2007 season, Morley was readmitted to the University in January 2008 and rejoined the team.[4] The birth of his son motivated him to return.[5]

Senior Season: 2009[edit]

On April 7, 2009 Head Coach Lane Kiffin announced that Morley has been dismissed from the squad. He did not state specifically why the rising senior was dismissed, but Morley had missed many workouts, meetings, and practices since Kiffin became head coach in December. <http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/ncaa/04/07/Morley.dismissed.ap/>

Professional football[edit]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

In 2011, Morley signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. In his rookie season, Morley played in 16 games, recording 40 tackles and 4 sacks. In 2012, Morley recorded 10 tackles and 1 sack in only 2 games, missing most of the season due to a shoulder injury. In 2013, Morley recorded 13 tackles and 1 interception in 6 games before being released by the Stampeders on September 5, 2013.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On September 6, 2013, Morley signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. On May 16, 2014, Morley was released by the Argonauts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scout.com (30 October 2006). "Scout.com Demetrice Morley Profile". Scout.com. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  2. ^ UT Sports Information (2 January 2007). "Tennessee - Cumulative Season Statistics". UTSports.com. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  3. ^ Michael Casasanta (2007). "Demetrice Morley dismissed from football team". University of Tennessee Journalism. 
  4. ^ Drew Edwards (2008). "Fulmer says Morley will return to Tennessee". Knoxville News Sentinel. 
  5. ^ Drew Edwards (2008). "Birth of son spurred Morley to return to UT". Knoxville News Sentinel. 

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