UCLA Steve is of one several veterans who figure to make a contribution at defensive tackle this season He figures to challenge fellow senior Sean Phillips for the starting left tackle position He is a good run stopper when he plays with leverage and uses his hands He may be the fastest straight ahead runner among the defensive tackles He has good explosiveness and plays sideline to sideline.
2001 Morgan saw action in all 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle Credited with nine tackles, 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss On the field for at least 10 plays in nine games Totaled a season-high 28 plays at Alabama and 21 at Stanford Served on the field goal block squad for most of the season on special teams duty Came off the bench to make two tackles, including a five-yard sack, against Alabama Made two tackles, including 0.5 sacks, against Kansas Had two tackles versus Washington Credited with one stop each against California, Stanford and Washington State.
2000 Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve defensive tackle Played at least 12 snaps on 10 occasions, including 24 snaps in the Sun Bowl versus Wisconsin Also played 21 snaps versus Washington, 19 versus Stanford, 18 against California and 17 versus Arizona On the year, he made 11 tackles, including one for loss Made a career-high three tackles against Washington and had two stops versus Michigan.
1999 Saw action in all 11 games with a high of 32 plays vs. Arizona Had four tackles on the year, with a best of two stops in the Boise State game On the field for at least 11 plays in five games.
1998 Did not play in a game during his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters at Dallas Skyline High School for coach Leonard Johnson SuperPrep All-America (No. 26 OL) SuperPrep All-Southwest (No. 26 prospect in Texas) PrepStar All-America (No. 12 DL in Big 12 Region) Cornwell All-America Member of Texas 100 (No. 65) Second-team All-District as OT As a senior OT, he had 68 pancake blocks PrepStar pre-season All-America (DL) SuperPrep pre-season All-America (No. 23 DL) Only four-year starter in schools history Allowed only three sacks in two years as an offensive lineman Had five sacks in a game as a defensive lineman Started both ways his junior and senior seasons Possesses quick feet and impressive strength Also earned three letters in track for coach Robbie Birdwell.
PERSONAL Full Name: Steve Lonell Morgan Born: Sept. 23, 1979 in Dallas, TX Parents: Carl and Janice Morgan Has three brothers David, Kevin, Michael and a sister, Janelle Hobbies include playing basketball and video games Related to former NFL running back Erich Pegram Lists NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski as the athlete he patterns his style of play after Business-Economics major.
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