Milt Morin

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Milt Morin
No. 89
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-10-15)October 15, 1942
Place of birth: Leominster, Massachusetts
Date of death: July 9, 2010(2010-07-09) (aged 67)
Place of death: Northampton, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Massachusetts
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24
(By the San Diego Chargers)
Debuted in 1966
Last played in 1975
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 271
Receiving yards 4208
Touchdowns 16
Stats at NFL.com

Milton Denis Morin (October 15, 1942 – July 9, 2010) was a professional American football tight end in the National Football League. Morin attended St. Bernard's High School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he held records in track and field and was elected co-captain of the football team.[citation needed] He also attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH before college. After college at the University of Massachusetts, he played for the Cleveland Browns for ten seasons (1966–1975). Morin was drafted in the first round of the 1966 NFL Draft, the first-ever UMass first-round draft pick.[citation needed] He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1968 and 1971. After he made the team, team owner Art Modell called him into his office and asked Morin what salary he would have made if he became a school teacher; Morin's major was education. He told Modell that $6,000 was the salary. Modell told him that he would pay Morin $6,000 a year as tight end.

On May 11, 2010, Morin was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame. On July 9, 2010, he died at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts of a heart attack. His induction into the College Football Hall of Fame was scheduled for the following week.

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