Derrick Morgan (American football)

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Derrick Morgan
Derrick morgan 2014.jpg
Morgan with the Titans in 2014.
No. 91  Tennessee Titans
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-06) January 6, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 261 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Coatesville (PA) Area
College: Georgia Tech
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 191
Quarterback sacks: 23.0
Pass deflections: 18
Forced fumbles: 4
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.

Early years[edit]

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 47 tackles and seven sacks on defense and 523 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on offense.

College career[edit]

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.

After his junior year Morgan decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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[2]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Morgan was drafted by the Tennessee Titans 16th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] 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).[4]

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.[5]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 TEN 4 5 3 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 TEN 15 30 22 8 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2012 TEN 16 59 35 24 6.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
2013 TEN 15 34 28 6 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014 TEN 16 63 43 20 6.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Career 66 191 131 60 23.0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18

[6]

Key

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dwyer, Burnett, Morgan to go pro
  2. ^ Dagger (2008-02-29). "2010 NFL Combine Results". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ Titans Take DE Derrick Morgan with 16th Pick
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2015). "Brian Orakpo, Derrick Morgan land with Titans". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-03-20. 
  6. ^ "Derrick Morgan Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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