Derrick Morgan (American football)
|No. 91 Tennessee Titans|
|Date of birth:||January 6, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Lancaster, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||261 lb (118 kg)|
|High school:||Coatesville (PA) Area|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Derrick Lee Morgan (born January 6, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.
Morgan was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He attended Coatesville Area High School in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where he played for the Coatesville Area Red Raiders high school football team. As a senior he was the Defensive Player of the Year in his league after he had 62 tackles and 8 sacks on defense and 523 rushing yards 8 eight touchdowns on offense.
Morgan attended Georgia Institute of Technology from 2007 to 2009. As a true freshman in 2007 he played in 12 of 13 games and recorded nine tackles. As a sophomore in 2008 he started all 13 games, recording 51 tackles and seven sacks. At the end of the season he was an honorable mention All-ACC. As a junior in 2009 he was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, a first team All-ACC selection and an All-American by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and Scout.com. He finished the season with 52 tackles, 12 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 3 in||266 lb||34½ in||9¾ in||4.77 s||1.60 s||2.70 s||4.43 s||7.12 s||34 in||9 ft 4 in||x reps||x|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Morgan was drafted by the Tennessee Titans 16th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He and the Titans agreed to a six-year deal on July 31, 2010. However, with playing time incentives the contract could revert to five years. The total value of the contract is $19 million ($11 million guaranteed) and includes salaries of $320,000 in 2010, $405,000 (2011), $725,000 (2012), $1.045 million (2013), $1.365 million (2014) and $1.685 million (2015).
On October 4, 2010, the Titans placed Derrick Morgan on Injured Reserve with a torn ACL, ending his rookie season. Morgan played in four games during the 2010 season and recorded 5 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
During the 2012 season he compiled 59 tackles 6.5 sacks 6 passes defended and 1 forced fumble.
On March 13, 2015, the Titans re-signed Morgan to a four-year, $30 million contract.
|Year||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG||TD||PD|
- GP: games played
- COMB: combined tackles
- TOTAL: total tackles
- AST: assisted tackles
- SACK: sacks
- FF: forced fumbles
- FR: fumble recoveries
- FR YDS: fumble return yards
- INT: interceptions
- IR YDS: interception return yards
- AVG IR: average interception return
- LNG: longest interception return
- TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
- PD: passes defensed
- Dwyer, Burnett, Morgan to go pro
- Dagger (2008-02-29). "2010 NFL Combine Results". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- Titans Take DE Derrick Morgan with 16th Pick
- Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2015). "Brian Orakpo, Derrick Morgan land with Titans". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-03-20.
- "Derrick Morgan Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bio
- Tennessee Titans profile