Johnnie Morant

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Johnnie Morant
Johnnie Morant.jpg
Date of birth: (1981-12-07) December 7, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): WR
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134
Organizations
As player:
2004–2006
2007
2008
2009
Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders*
Toronto Argonauts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats*
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Johnnie Morant, Jr. (born December 7, 1981) is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse. He is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Wide Receivers coach at Kentucky Christian University. While at KCU, Coach Morant help mentor an All-American Wide Receiver who was invited to an All Star game and an All Mid-South Academic Wide Receiver.

Morant was also a member of the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Early years[edit]

Born in Newark and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, Morant graduated from Parsippany Hills High School in 2000. After an outstanding senior campaign, Morant was rated the best receiver in the East and third best in the nation.[1]

College career[edit]

He finished his career at Syracuse University with 88 receptions for 1,535 yards (17.4 avg) and seven touchdowns, adding 524 yards on 22 kickoff returns (23.8 avg) and 35 yards with a score on six carries (5.8 avg) while appearing in 35 games. His 1,535 yards ranks 10th on the school's career-record list, while his 17.4-yard average ranks seventh. Morant also had a string of at least one reception in 29 consecutive games.

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Morant was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the team before being released on August 28, 2007.[2]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On June 22, 2008, Morant signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League[3] He went on to play in 11 games for the Argonauts.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Morant was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 6, 2009. He then retired after the 2009 season.

Coaching career[edit]

  1. 2009-2011 Parsippany High School, Assistant Head Coach.
  2. 2012 Southern Tech, Morant was the Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator & Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
  3. 2013-2014 Kentucky Christian University, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach & Wide Receivers Coach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnnie Morant player profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Born in Newark, New Jersey and attended Parsippany (New Jersey) Hills High ... Parade All-American and rated the best receiver in the East and third best in the nation by Prep Star"
  2. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/raidersheadlines/ci_6747480
  3. ^ "Argos sign former Raider Morant". The Globe and Mail. 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 

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